Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a leading bully in the world, threw down the gauntlet of war by announcing development of 3,000 new homes on the West Bank in areas that are Palestinian according to the UN. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her dismay at this action. “Let me reiterate that this administration, like previous administrations has been clear with Israel that these activities set back the cause of a negotiated peace.” British Foreign Secretary William Hague made clear the settlements are “illegal under international law.”
It is time to make clear to the nation of Israel that it must abide by international law, even if that action damages politicians. We recommend an immediate halt in any American aid to Israel until Netanyahu agrees to impose a freeze on future settlements and joins President Abbas in honest negotiations. A compromise is just that-a compromise. Neither side will attain all its desires, but an independent Palestinian nation must be declared.
Unfortunately, a significant number of Jews in Israel do not think or behave like Jews. A Jew, by definition, is committed to social justice and end of discrimination and hatred toward other peoples.