Sunday, February 5, 2017

Unleashing the Settler Hordes

Zionists have been playing word games ever since Herzl's 'Jewish State' of 1896 was transmuted, in the infamous Balfour Declaration of 1917, into 'National Home for the Jewish people', and the tweeted grunts, belches, farts and turds of the rampaging Trumposaurus are providing Netanyahu with all the wriggle room he needs and more to implement the Irgun/Herut/Likud, facts-on-the-ground, Zionist wet dream of a Greater Israel stretching from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean:

"Everyone was surprised yesterday when the White House issued a statement warning Israel to tone down its settlement construction announcements, faulting them for large unilateral moves and asking them to hold off pending future talks between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli officials seemed less surprised by the comments, deciding that they're going to officially interpret them as a full endorsement of continued settlement expansion, amounting to giving the Israeli government 'carte blanche' to build as they wish with no restrictions.

"How they were told to 'stop' and heard 'go' appears to be related to previous statements from President Obama, which Trump's statement yesterday closely mirrored. Israeli officials saw the Trump statement as softer in tone than Obama's calls for Israel to stop building settlements, and are therefore presenting it as a net win. After all, it's not like Obama did much of anything about Israel's reckless expansion of settlements, and after this statement, Israel seems to reason Trump is liable to do even less." (from Israel interprets Trump warning as green light to keep expanding settlements, Jason Ditz,, 3/2/17)

Just since Trump's 20 January inauguration we've had 560 more settler homes announced for occupied East Jerusalem and another 5,500 announced for the occupied West Bank. This speaks volumes about Netanyahu's contempt for UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which recently declared Israeli settlements a "flagrant violation of international law."

1 comment:

Grappler said...

What I don't get is that Netanyahu has clearly stated that there will be no 2 state solution on his watch and Western governments still go on about it. Take him at his word and say, "Fine 1 state. Equal rights for everybody or sanctions on ALL Israeli products not just ones from Occupied Palestine."