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Israeli Settlement and double standard!

July 21, 2009

So here is a headline from AP (7/21/09):
Israeli official: US should honor past deals

“JERUSALEM – Israel’s deputy prime minister said Tuesday that U.S. calls for a freeze on West Bank settlement construction run counter to past agreements between the two nations and could undermine U.S. credibility.
The comments by Dan Meridor underscored the growing rift between Israel and the U.S. over construction in the settlements. Meridor, a respected veteran of Israeli politics, is considered a moderate voice in the new Israeli government.” & “Israeli officials and former White House official Eliot Abrams have cited a series of written and oral understandings reached with the Bush administration that appear to permit limited settlement construction.
Speaking to foreign reporters, Meridor, who is one of six deputy premiers under Netanyahu, said it was important for these understandings to be honored. Otherwise, it would raise questions about the legitimacy of future agreements, he said.
“We never had an agreement with the previous administration. We had an agreement with America,” he added. “The agreement we had with the Americans is binding on us and them … They should keep to the agreement.” “

I have to admire Israel for their ability to change history. So when they please they cry wolf and say not fair America has to go by what we agreed on, but we will not agree on anything the world asked us to do!!

HELLO, who is the dumb person that actually thinks this would fly, oh wait if I said that that means I’m anti-Semitic for not kneeling to Israel every demand.
Where is Israeli leaders when United Nation issues a resolution to withdraw from West Bank (it is still considered an occupied territory).

Let us see:

1) Resolution 465: the issue of the Israeli settlements and administration in “the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem”. This refers to the Palestinian territories of the West Bank including East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights.

2) Resolution 478: declared Israel’s 1980Jerusalem Law” null and void and required that it be rescinded forthwith while affirming that it was a violation of international law. This resolution called upon member states to withdraw their diplomatic missions from the city. The law declared Jerusalem to be Israel‘s “eternal and indivisible” capital.

I could go on and list other resolutions but why would this matter if the country thinks it can walk on water, or for that matter “split” the red sea in half and say it’s not enough.
If Israel except other nations to go by previous agreements then Israel has to abide by the same international rules that govern other nations.

“Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, are illegal and an obstacle to peace and to economic and social development [… and] have been established in breach of international law.”
International Court of Justice Ruling, July 9, 2004

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