The Obama Administration is annoyed that the UN Human Rights Council is planning to debate the issue of settlements in the occupied West Bank and their impact on Palestinians in the ever-shrinking non-settlement portion of the occupied territory so soon ahead of his visit to Israel.
The White House has repeatedly promised that the Palestinian issue will not be brought up during Obama’s visit to Israel, the first of his presidency, and the focus is expected to be purely on which upcoming wars, if any, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can talk President Obama into joining.
The US has announced that it will boycott the UN debate on the settlements, and also said it was “extremely troubling” that the council would even hold a hearing, saying it proved “bias” against Israel.
The debate will center on a January report which termed Israel’s decisions to expand settlements in the area as “creeping annexation.” Building settlements in occupied territory is illegal under international law.
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Look.., USA government or Israeli government.., what's different.., they are partner if not partners. But wait until Obama gets back home.., you will see more war.., as promised.., is going to be messy.., said by Obama.
Conclusion: the Obama administration supports the Israeli squatters in the Left Bank and East Jerusalem who annex and steal land and property. What else can anyone conclude from Obama's words and actions, even if he and his administration are too cowardly to say so? In fact the whole US establishment (starting with Congress) thinks the same: Israel from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean. But they're too conniving and false to say so. What to do with the Palestinians, though?
I find it utterly disgusting that the Palestinian issue will not be brought up during Obama’s visit. It proves he is not interested in peace.
Itis a pity he has some african blood but a war criminal like all "Presidents before him.
"They hate us fro our freedom"
They actually hate us for our anti-freedom.
It isn't the meeting that proves the bias, although if you look at the disproportionate targeting of Israel, the previous conduct of UNHRC committees and the countries presiding over it then….
Irrespective of that, the report itself is a sham. Politically, historically, legally. http://jcpa.org/article/biased-prejudiced-and-unp…
You have been raised to be a racist boor.
Listen Zack, a word for the wise; immaterial how much bull biscuits you and other hasbara megaphone operatives have to throw, the shi**y little state will ceae to exist as you know it now or even altogether and nobody in this universe will shed a tear.
The only sham here is Zack.
You hasbara isn't wanted here Zack. Move along…
>> Irrespective of that, the report itself is a sham.
Yeah right, because it ignores all those settlements the Palestinians are building right? Oh wait…
BTW. Point 2 from your hasbra link questions the notion that "from the outset, based on a premise that considers Israel’s settlement policy to be illegal. "
This has already been established by the ICJ and even the US State Department.
I see some of your correspondents are using a word you may not be familiar with, and I'm here to help. So …
"Hasbara: A word which constitutes a confession that the person using it hasn't the slightest idea what he's talking about and is resolutely determined not to let facts get in the way of a good fun tarring and feathering."
Quentin you are almost there….
There is no peace plan. Its all a big sham, a con, a lie. They are just buying time until the Israelis steal all of the land.
The Palestinians will be ran into Jordan and ironically Syria.
The goal is "Greater Israel" which is twice the size of current Israel.
>> I see some of your correspondents are using a word you may not be familiar wit
I see that the hasbarats are doing what they do best, making up their own factoids on the fly – as they do with everything else.
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