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Thursday, October 6, 2016

‘Perpetual occupation’ — White House slams Israel over new settlement

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‘Perpetual occupation’ — White House slams Israel over new settlement

http://mondoweiss.net/2016/10/perpetual-occupation-settlement
 
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The State Department has issued the strongest condemnation I can remember of a new Israeli settlement, as a contradiction of Israel’s own promises not to create  settlements, as “deeply troubling” and “disheartening.” The statement from the State Department’s Mark Toner reads a bit more like an angry rant than a statement– with the comments that we just gave you a $38 billion aid package and this is how you thank us, that the announcement dishonors Shimon Peres’s legacy and that it show Israel’s determination to cement the “one-state reality of perpetual occupation.”
About time, you might say. With three months left of the Obama administration… And no need to raise money from the Israel lobby.

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