Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I say give Canaan back to the Canaanites.
Obama drops demand that Israel freeze settlements
CNN - Elise Labott - 1 hour ago
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Prodding Israel and the Palestinian Authority to restart talks aimed at a permanent resolution of their decades-old conflict, President Obama dropped a demand for an Israeli settlement freeze, US, Israeli and Palestinian officials ...
Obama Urges Compromise as Settlements Stymie Mideast Talks Push Bloomberg
There is no excuse and no justification for the settlements. I'd use our economic clout by cutting off every damn shekel until the expansion of settlements stops. Then the Israeli government could make their choice. Settlements or US aid? Otherwise we are supporting an injustice that will fester and undermine everything.
That does not mean I accept or condone attacks on Israeli citizens. I don't. No attacks on innocents is acceptable, no matter who commits them, including the United States. But then Palestine is not noted as one of our global allies; Israel putatively is. What I say about the settlments means I condemn the settlements and nothing more.
* The headline is witticism. I am quite serious about the rest.