April 9, 2014

Stand Firm, John Kerry

Brzezinski, Politico

The Associated Press

Israel’s confiscation of what international law has clearly established as others’ territory diminishes its security. Illegal West Bank land grabs only add to the Palestinian and the larger Arab sense of injustice that Israel’s half-century-long occupation has already generated, and fuels a revanchismthat sooner or later will trigger renewed violence. No Palestinian leader could or would ever agree to a peace accord that entails turning over the Jordan Valley to Israeli control, either permanently or for an extended period of time, thus precluding a peace accord that would end Israel’s occupation. The marginal improvement in Israel’s security provided by these expansive Israeli demands can hardly justify the permanent subjugation and disenfranchisement of...

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TAGGED: Benjamin Netanyahu, West Bank, Settlements, Palestinians, Palestine, Israel, Middle East, Zbigniew Brzezinski, John Kerry


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