Blatant U.S. approval of illegal Israeli settlements could further empower Israel’s right wing government, IPS Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis told Al Jazeera
If the U.S. goes ahead with the GOP plan, says Phyllis Bennis, “all bets are off.”
Beltway pundits are far more supportive of Israeli settlements than the American public.
The U.S.’ decision to abstain from a UN resolution on Israel will have long term effects, Bennis tells Press TV.
While Israelis water their lawns and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinians a few kilometers away are literally dying of thirst.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the multiplying crises on the ground across the Middle East, including developments inside Palestine, between the U.S. and Israel, and within the U.S. Jewish community.
An anonymous U.S. official caused a dustup when he called the Israeli prime minister “chickensh*t.” Others might have said worse.
No matter how you feel about their Super Bowl commercials, don’t buy from SodaStream, a company headquartered in an Israeli settlement in the Palestinian West Bank.
The Land of Israel caucus is urging the Israeli government to respond to the Palestinian Authority’s bid for statehood by formally annexing all Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is marking its 10th annual conference with a special benefit concert with world-renowned violinist and oud player, Simon Shaheen.
If the U.S. is retain influence in Middle East, it can no longer kowtow to Israeli public opinion while sending billions to local rulers.
Washington calls Israeli settlements illegitimate, if not illegal.
“International law is not an empty promise” — except apparently for Palestinians.