Pete Buttigieg paraphrased: “I know better than Israel what’s best for their security and I’ll see that they’re punished if they annex parts of the West Bank…and we’ll rejoin Iran Deal”

Pete Buttigieg: I Will Cut Funds to Israel If It Annexes Part of the West Bank
by Joel B. Pollak
June 11, 2019

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg promised, if elected president, to cut U.S. aid to Israel if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu followed through on an election promise to annex parts of Judea and Samara — the “West Bank.”…Successive U.S. administrations have recognized that large Israeli settlement blocs within the West Bank are going to be part of Israel under any peace agreement with the Palestinians. Indeed, some areas had large Jewish populations before Jews were expelled during the 1948 war declared by Israel’s Arab neighbors against the fledgling Jewish state…It is not clear how Buttigieg would propose to cut funding to Israel, but the idea of threatening Israel is not new. READ MORE

Foreign policy savant Jeremy Ben Ami from J Street opines:

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