Progressive Democrats Get it Wrong About Israel, Again
by Victor Rosenthal
November 24, 2019
…In response to the decision by Secretary of State Pompeo to finally officially reverse the US position that “Israeli settlements in the West Bank” – that is, Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria – are inconsistent with international law, 100 Democratic members of Congress sent him a letter urging him to take back his decision. I use the word “stupid” because despite their obvious ignorance about the history of the US position, about international law, and about the significance and likely consequences of the change – they went ahead and sent the letter anyway. Sheer stupidity is the most generous explanation, because other explanations – like a desire to aid the enemies of the state of Israel who want to end it and re-disperse or murder its Jewish residents – are much uglier. READ MORE
ISRAEL HAYOM Israeli diplomat slams Democrats for ‘flawed’ letter criticizing White House policy on settlements Former Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold called out the Democratic Party over a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo which criticized the Trump administration’s new stance on Jewish territory within the West Bank.