Sunday, July 19, 2009

America & Settlements In Israel

Yet another article today about Netanyahu digging in his heels regarding settlements in Jerusalem. http://reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE56I12020090719 . The interesting line was the one about the wealthy American financing these settlements.

Last week, Egypt had come this close to arranging a deal for the release of Gilad Shalit in exchange for hundreds (yes hundreds & that doesn't count the thousands left behind...) of prisoners in Israeli prisons. Netanyahu balked at the last minute.

U.S. Envoy, George Mitchell is said to be visiting Israel this week to resume talks regarding the continuation of settlement building. Building of settlements is against the Oslo Accords developed in 1993 that the International Court agrees to and expects Israel to abide by. If Israel wants the cessation of rockets from Gaza to continue, Israel must abide by the Oslo Accord.

Please, write your government officials and implore them to stop negotiations with Netanyahu and start the sanctions the U.S. is so quick to throw at every other country we 'disagree' with.

American taxpayers are paying for Israels' war against Palestine. Our boycotts are working, our letters have changed the tides, our donations have helped Palestinians in the immediate. But no group of people can live under Occupation and behind an Apartheid Wall and expect that they will remain peaceful.

This must be resolved. And Soon. The Palestinians deserve Human Rights and basic human necessities-just like the Israeli Settlers.

-The Dork

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