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Posts Tagged ‘settlements

Palestinians plan Day of Rage to protest US veto of UN resolution

February 21, 2011

Palestinians are planning their own “Day of Rage” to protest the American veto of a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements, Ma’an News Agency reported a top Fatah official as saying. “[The United States government] are liars who pretend to support democracy and peace. Far from it,” Fatah official and former Palestinian intelligence chief Tawfik […]

$3 billion US bribe to Israel

November 27, 2010

The secret talks between US and Israeli officials, aimed at convincing the Israelis to change their position regarding the settlement freeze, started to smell more and more like a bribe, with some media reports calling it the $3 billion bribe. The amount is in reference to the cost of the 20 advanced US fighter planes […]

Israel’s threat to attack Iran a test of Obama’s strength

March 13, 2010

Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen has warned Israel publicly that an attack on Iran would be a “big, big, big problem for all of us.” But if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu feels he can thumb his nose at the U.S. President (and Vice President) on the signal issue of Israeli settlements, is there reason […]

Palestine as an independent state

November 17, 2009

ABC News reports that Palestinian leaders are going to ask the United Nations to endorse an independent state without Israel’s consent because of their frustration at the stalled peace process. Palestinian leaders say they want formal recognition of an independent state based on the pre-1967 borders with Israel, which would give them Gaza, the West […]

Israel the superpower, America the client state

November 13, 2009

Paul Craig Roberts writes: “It did not take the Israel Lobby long to make mincemeat out of the Obama administration’s “no new settlements” position. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is bragging about Israel’s latest victory over the US government as Israel continues to build illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. “In May President Obama read the […]