UN and EU: Israel needs to stop stealing Palestinian lands

Did your tax dollars pay for the Israeli settlements?

…by Jonas E. Alexis


The UN and the EU have recently declared what we have been trying to say for the past few years: Israel needs to stop grabbing Palestinian lands. The EU’s Federica Mogherini declared that the Israeli settlements “constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten the viability of a two-state solution. (It) would further entrench a one-state reality of unequal rights, perpetual occupation and conflict.”

Britain and France have also joined forces to denounce the Israeli settlements, which have been going on for decades. The United States still remains silent on the current issue. US officials are more interested about demonizing Iran than dealing with serious issues on the ground. Mogherini added:

The EU urges the Israeli leadership to refrain from implementing the law and to avoid measures that further raise tensions and endanger the prospects for a peaceful solution to the conflict.”

The question is simply this: doesn’t the United States have an obligation to tell the Israeli regime to stop the settlements? Once again, if Trump does not address this issue in a cogent matter, his “America First” moto is just a smokescreen. You simply cannot talk about “America First” and fail to address Israel’s covert operation in the Middle East. Perhaps it is pertinent again to bring in Israeli historian Benny Morris. He said:

“A Jewish state would not have come into being without the uprooting of 700,000 Palestinians. Therefore it was necessary to uproot them. There was no choice but to expel that population. It was necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border areas and cleanse the main roads. It was necessary to cleanse the villages from which our convoys and our settlements were fired on.”[1]

How would a politician dodge that statement? You simply cannot talk about King Kong without mentioning the monkey. And you cannot talk about “America First” without telling the Israeli regime to stop their perpetual theft. As E. Michael Jones has recently pointed out, Trump’s “America First” is basically the “New Worker’s view of the world,” which is synonymous with the Jewish view of the world, and no decent American voted for that.


[1] Ari Shavit, “Survival of the Fittest?: An Interview with Benny Morris,” Counterpunch, January 16, 2004.


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