Sanders Condemns Trump’s Legalising Of Israel Settlements

Middle East Monitor.com        Tues., Nov. 19, 2019

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders condemned Washington’s announcement that it no longer considers Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem as illegal.

Sanders said the Trump administration is isolating the US internationally with its declaration and that the settlements are illegal under international law.

The policy change that goes against the position of almost the entirety of the international community and a series of United Nations Security Council resolutions, was announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington.

According to Pompeo, US public statements on settlement activities in the West Bank have been inconsistent over decades.

Explaining the reasons behind the decision, Pompeo said the controversial move came as a result of a “legal review” of the State Department opinion on the settlements from 1978, however, reactions exploded both domestically and internationally.

Another US Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, said that if elected, she would reverse the decision.

“Another blatantly ideological attempt by the Trump administration to distract from its failures in the region,” she tweeted.

Not only do these settlements violate international law – they make peace harder to achieve. As president, I will reverse this policy and pursue a two-state solution.

Moreover, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib tweeted today that Israeli settlements violate international law and called US President Donald Trump “a lawless king-like dictator.”

Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar also tweeted in response to the US declaring Israeli settlements legal by quoting Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

She wrote: “Israeli settlements violate international law, decades of US foreign policy, and the human rights of Palestinians. All who believe in the possibility of peace must speak up in this moment. ‘In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.’”

Throughout his presidency Trump has ripped up the rule book on Israel-Palestine, recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017, moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the Jerusalem and then formally recognised Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights in March.

Full article here:   https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191119-sanders-condemns-trumps-legalising-of-israel-settlements/

 

 

 

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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