Israel’s then-Defense Minister Ehud Barak explicitly warned in 2010 that Israel would become a permanent “apartheid” state if it failed to reach a peace agreement with Palestinians that creates their own sovereign nation and vests them with full political rights. “As long as in this territory west of the Jordan river there is only one political entity called Israel it is going to be either non-Jewish, or non-democratic,” Barak said.
The U.S. government must repair its moral compass before it does any more harm.
The US Government has NO compass of any kind. The corporations that own the US Government have a compass, they set the direction of the government and instruct the politicians on which course to follow.
Almost 4 billion $ a year for the next ten years? For what? To support a permanent apartheid regime in a foreign country! Just think what that money could do in America to address poverty, homelessness, climate change, and so many other worthy causes. Unfortunately, until Americans get political control of congress, who have allocated this blood money, nothing will change.
Doesn't each Congressional session start with a pledge of allegiance to AIPAC ?
Yes. Congressional sessions should start with a pledge of allegiance to Israel because most in Congress are so corrupt that they dare not cross AIPAC.
That Obama has the gall to criticize Israel's expansion on Palestinian lands is laughable. Guess what Mr. President, when you give money and resources to evil you are condoning evil, of course he is well aware of that.
The reason why Palestinians in the West Bank don't vote in Israeli elections is that they are not Israeli citizens. They were offered citizenship in the past but refused. Greenwald overlooked that fact. By the way, they do vote in Palestinian Authority elections, when the PA (which runs the West Bank) deigns to have them.
The US is the reprehensible nation. We say we want to 'protect' poor Israel as it busily conducts atrocities against others. We the People have no say in the matter. Our opinions and desires just don't count.
I am horrified by the actions of my country in this, and many other matters. It is extremely painful to be a US citizen now.
Palestinians in East Jerusalem were offered Israeli citizenship after the 1967 war, but no Palestinians have been offered citizenship in the West Bank.
The Palestinian Authority "runs" Area A in the West Bank: several small areas with many Palestinian residents--except when the Israeli army or police invade to arrest Palestinians. It runs civil services, but not policing, in Area B, and has no authority at all in Area C, which comprises over half of the area of the West Bank. The areas where it has some authority are fragmented by areas controlled by Israel. In none of these areas does it control airspace, electronic communications, or entry and exit of persons and goods.
Oh, I see. It's all the Palestinian's fault.
Tex Marrs is probably losing his s..t right now.
It is beyond comprehension that the US is so in the grip of Israel as to forfeit the position of most powerful country in the world. Israel must indeed be more powerful since they seem to be calling the shots in Syria and using the US and Saudi's to do the dirty work of breaking up the Shi'ite crescent. While at the same time running an illegal apartheid over Palestinians and their land, with the US blocking any action to force them to stop.
The US gives them billions of our hard earned cash and then Bibi uses the US as his personal army. Sweet deal for Bibi and the Zionists. Perhaps we should drop the charade and just call ourselves the United States of Israel.
What, I wonder do they have that they are holding over our heads to keep Congress and the presidency totally in obedience. Is it in some scripture I missed or some deal gone bad that we can't afford to let them expose us? Something is rotten somewhere and we know HRC will kiss his ring and do his bidding regardless of the needs here. Netanyhu is the most powerful man in the world, not the US president.
AIPAC controls congress, the NYT ensures that only AIPAC propaganda is published.