The government of Israel continues to make impossible attainment of peace in the Middle East due to policies of hate and arrogance toward Palestinian people. It announced creation of a new university in the West Bank which will provide Jewish settlers a sense of permanency and control of land that does not belong to the state of Israel. UK Foreign Minister Alistar Burt pointed out: “Ariel is beyond the Green Line in a settlement that is illegal according to international law.” For some reason the British government believes there is such a thing termed, “international law” when the Netanyahu government knows full well such talk is simply adopting “the contested Palestinian position hook, line, and sinker.”
There is only one solution to end the current impasse in the Middle East. It is time for the international community to impose the same sanctions upon Israel that have been imposed against Iran whose policies threaten peace in the region. The current Netanyahu government is composed of people who claim to be Jews, but they have no connection with historic Jewish values of social justice.