Displaced Syrians are being helped on the Syrian side of border, senior Turkish official says, adds that 70,000 more could arrive if Russian and Syrian strikes continue.15:20 06.02.16 | 0 comments
I know very little about either Israeli politics or Palestinian politics. I do know that the announcement of the huge settlement expansion during Mr. Biden's visit was a deliberate slap in the face of the U.S., and a clear signal that the Netanyahu government has no interest in any settlement with the Palestinians. For years the rationale, at least as expressed to the U.S., has been the concept of "land for peace." The reality is that Israel doesn't want peace, it wants land. There is therefore nothing to negotiate, just a tactic to stall until Israelis occupy so much of the West Bank that they feel free to annex it.