Technically the US is also at fault - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Basil
    • 09.12.09 | 05:49 (IST)

    The United States's response is not adequate. It's a high contracting party to the Geneva Convention and it has voted on resolutions that say settlement building is illegal and that Jerusalem is occupied. To simply say that Israel and the Palestinians should decide when Israel is grossly violating the Geneva Convention is expecting a state using right wing nationalism to bully its adversary and ignoring the Geneva Convention is not a proper response. However, I am not surprised. The US Government has prostituted itself to Israel. Politicians keep on having to go to AIPAC conventions and pledging how much they love Israel. I mean Strom Thurmond flew to Israel after almost suffering defeat and wore a kippa. That's why America's response makes sense. Whatever Israel thinks about what the EU has said, it's in-line with the Hague, Geneva Convention and France and England's obligations as high contracting parties. Russia has also stated. The US is a failure politically ther

    from the article: U.S.: Only Israel, Palestinians should decide Jerusalem's future
    First published 18:36 08.12.09 | Last updated 09:57 09.12.09
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