U.S. Representative Joe Walsh (R-IL), introduced on Monday a resolution to support Israel’s right to annex the West Bank in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to push for a vote for its statehood at the United Nations. The resolution has 30 co-sponsors.
The resolution is modeled closely on a bill introduced in the Israeli Knesset and is the most extremist response yet to the Palestinian bid for statehood. “It’s clear that the United States needs to make a very strong statement,” Walsh said in an interview, “I would argue that the president should make this statement, but he’s not capable of making it. So, the House needs to make this statement, if the [Palestinian Authority] continues down this road of trying to get recognition of statehood, the U.S. will not stand for it. And we will respect Israel’s right to annex Judea and Samaria.”
Neither Walsh, nor his co-sponsors, have made any comment as to where this “right to annex” comes from, although invocations of religious sanction are perhaps the only imaginable source of explanation.
Somehow, as Walsh’s spokesman Justin Roth has explained, a perceived violation of the Oslo Accords grants Israel the right of plunder. “A major tenet of the Oslo Accords,” Roth said “is that the parties at least continue to negotiate in good faith and don’t do anything involving the international community without each other.”
Last week, nearly 60 House Democrats joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in calling for European heads of state to oppose the Palestinian Authority’s request for statehood.
Other congressmen have supported legislation that would strip the Palestinian Authority of U.S. funding if the initiative goes through, while a tougher bill — sponsored by Reps. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Robert Brady (D-Pa.) — would block funding to any country that votes with the Palestinians, which might include up to 120 nations if the PA decides to put it to the General Assembly.
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Why US….. Why would they want to kill US…???
getting hard to sleep with these war drums beating so loudly…
Some US officials are embracing NAZI ideology in fear of its foreign citizens from israel.
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Gee Himler I would have to defer to your expertise as to who and what is "NAZI ideology"…
For me, the bush/Neocon play-book seemed to replicate it quite nicely…. Right after the election we got the Reichstad fire [WTC strike] …… Soon after [too soon] they trotted out their Enabling [Patriot] Act as they rounded the usual [pre-framed] subjects.. Next , the invasions and shock & awe [blitzkrieg?] military glory, and the worship of the STATE. How did Geobles put it…." All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country" Hey, "You are either FOR us or against us"….
We need to wake up and expel these foreign agents from our Congress.
Newsflash to that idiot congressman who claims to be a Tea Party republican: the founding fathers would be outraged by what you are proposing, they might even call it “treason”.
here here. Their US citizenship should be revoked and kicked out of US.
You can’t kick these front men for the Apatite State out. The Apatite State controls all the money, all the dept and these men and therefore the western governments. Sad but TRUE
Shame on Congressman Joe Walsh and shame on all the DemocRats who once again put Israel first, America last.
If there is another 9/11 type attack on America in the future these pathetic “representatives” will have a major moral responsibility for it.
You think that Israe might attack the US again?
If they do, the attack will come from the Occupied Territory of Washington, District of Crooks.
I guess the only mistake the Germans and the Japanese made in 1930’s was that they didn’t have AIPAC type lobbyists and shills in U.S. Congress, in the American mainstream media, and in our Evangelical churches who could have preached to a gullible public how the Axis’ wars of conquest were “God’s will” because they are “God’s chosen people” and how we must support them unconditionally.
america has stupendous fools for politicians this country is heading down the tubes and continues to back israel what utter stupidity. obama knows to veto the palestinians bid will be more of a detriment to both the US and israel in which the whole world is on Palestines side,and where will that move leave america.
Piling on more cruelty to the mountain that is already there. They simply can't beat the Palestinians enough for having the audacity to ask for what is rightfully theirs. We've already killed over a million people in Iraq for the benefit of Israel's settlers, why not make war on the entire Muslim world? Why not drop nukes on Iran while we're at it? Is there anything we won't do for these 'heroic' settlers?
Who but quislings care about U.S. funding..
So tell me again, what does the US congress has to do with giving somebody else's to somebody still ELSE. I seriously doubt the US will continue to function as a viable state with representative and administration like this, the end can be very near and funny for the rest of the world.
If you are payed for your congress seat will have to dance as Israelis want but it will only further increase hatred for america and will be fatal for america.
America is becoming a terrorist state and killer.
The world says, last chance America, you either
With us or with Israel, de day is near, good luck.
Why is Israel so intent on creating enemies EVERYWHERE? Why is the US government so slavishly obedient?
If a nation has a death wish and wants to drive itself over a cliff in a hail of gunfire, all they need to do is take a look at Israeli policies since it's creation.
Annex the West Bank? Are they KIDDING? Do the have ANY idea how much trouble they're asking for? Does the USG have any idea how much trouble its asking for by backing such a notion?
You may want to read this op-ed piece recently published by Ha'aretz. It supports your position:
Dear U.S. Jews, please don't let Netanyahu deceive you
Don't be more patriotic than we are. Don't do us any favors. It's our blood we're talking about.
By Yossi Sarid
Nothing new here. Ask the Cherokee or Sioux who were guilty of living on OUR land. Israel needs Lebensraum.
This may not be a bad idea if it leads yo a one state for jews and non jews with equal rights for all.
The country that once claimed to want liberty and justice for all is dead. America is now nothing but an Israeli satrapy and our men and women in congress but agents of an occupying force. How I wish, oh, how I wish I had taken a picture.
Pity we don't have the courage to do like the Palestinians and demand our freedom from Israel. While their leaders will stand up and shout, "Let my people go!" ; at the drop of a hat our "leaders" will bend over and enthusiastically beg, "Please, sir, my I have another?"
We in Britian need our freedom from Israeli influance we have been subject to it when Israel was just a dream.
Will the world stand up against the Empire? Or chose to live it's life on it's knees?
Actually, if Israel were to annex the West Bank and everyone inside it became an Israeli citizen, that might not be a bad thing.
Thing is Walsh et al. aren't thinking along those lines.
Now that would be ironic. Thanks for the chuckle.
While they're at it, why doesn't the US Congress restore Ulster to the Irish? They could, by vote, clear up the Kashmir issue and a whole whack of other border disputes and territorial claims. Make that New American Whatever a real 'hysteric' watershed.
That should serve to distract the sheeple from the fact that somebody's still stealing them blind.
Wouldn’t annexing the West Bank increase the representation of non-Jews in the Israeli Knesset?
Isn’t that something many Israelis don’t want?
How come it has taken so long for the Palestinians to realize that the US (congress under Israeli occupation for decades) could never ever be a truly honest broker in any peace deal? If this doesn't show them then nothing will.
The more one-sided they try to make this situation, the heavier and harder the blowback will be. Keep it up America; Nuremburg was an episode of Judge Judy compared to what's in store for us.
Only a lame U.S., pro-Zionist politician would back Israel's right to steal other people's land. God bless America!
Walsh another israel firster! No Guts to stand up by himself Its all about the votes . Whore
With this particular whore, it's more about the money from AIPAC, meh thinks
Comparing Walsh to a whore is unfair to whores.
And after that annexation,should Turkey annex all of the greater Israel? When Americans realize that by electing pro-Zionists to their Congress, these folks will always do more governance for the State of Israel than for the electorate. Why are the pro-Zionists so widely represented in our Senate and House when the Jewish population of the USA is less than 3%? Where is that large Christian base of Americans who supposedly follow the teachings of Christ? When the State of Israel starts to treat its neighbors in a manner that was taught by the Messiah, I will start to support their actions.
The only interest the United States has in the Middle East is to maintain the free flow of oil. The status of Jerusalem or the West Bank would have not effect on the lives of the American people. If oil were to stop flowing from the Middle East, however, it would be a disaster for the economic well being of all Americans. A policy that puts American first in the Middle East would seem to indicate a tilt towards the Arab countires in the Middle East because those are countries that have most of the oil. Those are also the countries who could pull the plug on the dollar by pricing oil in terms of an alternative currency or gold. In the constitutional sense of the word Joe Walsh is not a traitor, He is not waging war against the American people or the states. He is, however, acting against the interests of the American people and for the interests of a radical sect of the Israeli government.
All the more reason for the US to wholeheartedly support a Palestinian state, thereby placating the Arab states to a greater degree and securing that oft-mentioned flow of oil. If the existence of a Palestinian state has no effect on the US, why then is it such a bad thing? Ahhh, because if Palestine becomes independent, Israel no longer has a whipping boy and is liable to all sorts of criminal charges.
Maybe if we dealt squarely with Middle Eastern nations instead of always trying to pick their pockets, they'd have more respect for us and they'd want to deal with us on a fair basis.
Tactically, Israel is the go-to ally- they have the (undeclared) nuclear capability and a top-notch military. Strategically, though? In order to foster goodwill and actually do ourselves a HUGE favor in the Middle East, I should think that Iran is the go-to strategic partner. Ally with Israel, you win battles- ally with Iran, you win the war.
The same right Germany had to annex Czechoslovakia.
I hate the American government.The American citizens need to vote any congress man or woman out that in any way thinks like these evil losers.I not sure if some people that write here actually belive 9/11 was not an inside job or if they are jusy keeping quite for one reason or another.If you don't see 9/11 was 100 persent an inside job I suggest you study about it there are thousands of sites.It really only takes a day to now it was done by America with Israely help.Bigger criminals than Hitlar ever was and way better liers.If American people don't vote this evil out of office they are guilty for every crime there country commits.The average inteligent good American needs to be in the positions of power that you put them in.I realy don't belive the American people are evil but the government is and so are the people pulling the strings including AIPAC.America don't stand for good everthing they do is evil with the odd thing to make them look good well they lie to the world and there citizens.
He/she or it would need to be bullit proof remember Mr.Kennedy
joe washedout gallops to the rescue a la monte python
"In God We trust" has seperated itself from God and morality. Morality, God's rules for action and interaction has been replaced by amorality, man's functioning outside of God's morality. Walsh probably doesn't know what he's talking about, suggesting America should back Theodor Herz'l s psuedo religous/political movement the goal being taking Samaria and Judea by any means necessary from it's Palestinian inhabitants. He speaks like an an animal a beast that only has it's interst in mind. But then most American politicians talk like that. The Zionist zealously condemned Hitler and justly so. Now they are mimicking everything Hitler did and the world's suppose to to be on their side. God's prophecies are rapidly coming into play. There the only solution for this worlds problems.
Ask those Congressmen what the U.S. should do to a Middle Eastern country if they attacked a U.S.Navy ship killing dozens and wounding hundreds?? Then tell they it was ISRAEL!!! REMEMBER THE USS LIBERTY!!!
If Israel annexes the whole of "Judea" and "Samaria", it will logically have to give all the Palestinians currently living there Israeli citizenship, which would spell the end of Israel as a "Jewish State". Alternatively, it would have to ethnically cleanse the majority inhabitants from those lands after the takeover (hard to get away with that sort of thing these days), or prove Jimmy Carter right by ditching any pretense of being a democracy and turning itself into a true apartheid state. So this de facto "One State Solution", as proposed by the Knesset member Walsh and his fellow Likudniks in Congress, will ironically serve the Palestinian cause more than it would the Zionist cause in the long run.
The Palestinians should call these people's bluff and invite them to carry out their annexation threat (while insisting on the simultaneous annexation of Gaza), then watch them squirm! After all, the Two State Solution will never bring anything more than cosmetic changes to the Palestinian situation. If you can achieve your true objectives by taking advantage of your opponent's greed and mental lapses, why pass up those opportunities?
The US congress…what a pathetic group of losers. Tough guys who feel they can kick around any country, espectially little ones. My representatives (Mica, Rubio, Nelson) are party leemings to the nth degree.
Ron Paul for president.
Is Wilson an idiot? Who made him important enough to make such a stupid proposal. This guy needs to be forced out of office. Moron is the only which comes to mind with this horses rear end.
It maybe the fact that he's over 100 grant in arrears in his child support payment. 🙂 (see my post below)
You do understand poor Joe's position, don't ya?
Woooooooe, guys! Take it easy. Poor Joe needs money from AIPAC to pay his child support arrears. Poor lad is a little behind with his paternal obligations.
Rep. Joe Walsh owes $117,000 in child support, suit says
Joe Walsh Among Congress's 'Most Corrupt' Members In New Report
When does his passport get yanked..?? I thought it was five or ten behind… It sure is waaaay less than $ II7,OOO,OOO.OO Or do these laws only apply to US the little people… Can you hear me… Woo…Woo… Wootie..???
Read the article. It's short and really interesting. Apparently, the guy couldn't even show up to the hearing because he's too important so he sent in a goon. Ha! And, you should know by now that in this kleptocracy of ours, the laws only apply to the little people.
Ok, so who's organizing in his district to get rid of this fool? If nothing else, have some fun trying to make the debate in the next election about whether or not Joe Walsh is a traitor to the United States of America because he puts Americans at risk and wastes billions of tax dollars pushing the interests of a foreign country.
I mean, he ain't going to step down on his own. And even if he did, if the people who don't like this don't organize,then the next one will be just as bad. The only people on earth who have the power to reign in these fools are American citizens.
In the last election, some 98% of Americans voted for candidates for President who support either this policy or something only less Lieberman-ish. Most of the people who say they want this policy to end voted for candidates that support these policies and push them further and further. If we want change, we need to stop doing that.
the jews are no longer the "chosen people"…that title has been transferred to the "exceptional""americans…i would call us the "master race" but that term is already taken….and as excptional as we are we still live in an idiocracy……also, there is a rep. named israel?……..you have got to kidding me
So Israel goes ahead and formally annexes the west bank. Okay. Now it becomes a Jewish South Africa. Great plan.
So — congressional whores are going to rubber stamp a genocidal Israeli gesture? The United States does not define international law. I merely chooses to disregard it, and as the BRIC nations and others rise relative to the US, and the US continues to weaken, enforceability will kick in. I just hope Neanderthal Yahoo and the chimp from Texas live long enough to appear in chains before the ICC.
Good ole Joe Walsh probably figures that since Israel has already annexed Washington, DC vis-a-vis AIPAC, they may as well continue expanding and annex the West Bank. Then, Gaza. And Jordan. Lebanon. Iran. Egypt. And he'll be right there introducing the legislation to make it happen and getting paid to do it.
Its treason for an official of the US government to push the interests of a foreign country.
Hey dummy, I'll give you a hint. They don't hate us for our freedoms. Someday, this will cause more Americans to die in another horrible attack. And the morons like this guy named after a drunken guitar player will scream if anyone dares to try to point out that maybe this is why they hate us.
What mean-spirited greedy nasty small-minded "Reps" are Israel, Engel and Rothman, attacking countries which have principles, unlike their own .By funding and arming Israel and encouraging its illegal and cruel actions,the Zionists are ignoring the interests of the United States, causing much more damage in the Muslim world and making people all over the globe even more likely to blame Jews for the US-led wars.
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