BY YITZHAK BENHORIN, YNET—
The American Administration vehemently disagrees with the findings of the Levy Report, which states that the Israeli government must promote the legitimization of all West Bank settlements and outposts.
Speaking at a press briefing on Monday evening, State Department Spokesman Patrick Ventrell said that, “The US position on settlements is clear.
“Obviously, we’ve seen the reports that an Israeli Government appointed panel has recommended legalizing dozens of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, but we do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity and we oppose any effort to legalize settlement outposts…We’re concerned about it, obviously.”
Washington is likely to pressure Israel to refrain from implementing the report’s recommendations – a situation that will categorically change the legal realities in the West Bank.
The report is likely to be one of the issues US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns discusses during his meetings in Israel this week. Burns will accompany US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her visit to the region, which will begin in Egypt, continue in Israel and will also see the US mission meet with top Palestinian officials in Ramallah.
Time, I think, for a number of the brilliant legal minds in Judiasm to utter a challenge to the USA. What “international authority” decreed that an Islam-educated American president could claim the right to dictate segregation of citizens to a sovereign nation (Israel).
While it might suit Obama’s ideology to bow his neck (from the waist up) to an Arab; and equally suit his ideology to forbid Americans the benefits of exploiting their own natural resources (ergo making them independent of the Arab ME); AND while the world looks on in amazement whilst Obama over-rules the Constitution of the USA, SURELY, this dictator does not have the power to overturn INTERNATIONAL LAW – San Remo, et al?
What an horrific irony that the first African American President of the USA turns out to be a Muslim Brotherhood appeaser; may the soul of Dr Martin King Jnr, the only African American worthy of that honour rest in peace. The G-d of Israel is more powerful than Obama BUT Israel and the Jewish people world-wide have the responsibility of confronting the enemies of G-d’s Will – take them on – Israel is not alone. Those who hate her are merely the sewer rats brainwashed into the belief they can destroy western civilization.