Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has announced plans to build hundreds more settler homes on Palestinian land, even after the Israeli parliament rejected a bill to retroactively legalise existing homes. Netanyahu had called for members of the Knesset to reject the bill, voted down on Wednesday by 69 votes to 22, on the grounds that it could have prompted an international backlash against the settler movement. But he said later that he would not allow people to “use the legal system to harm the settlement movement,” and announced plans to add 300 new homes to Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. “Beit El will be expanded. The 30 families will remain in Beit El, and 300 new families will join them,” Netanyahu said in remarks broadcast on public radio.
Meanwhile, the chirping of crickets from America’s spineless politicians in Washington. Absolutely despicable. Absolutely disgusting. If such a thing were happening anywhere else in the world the US would be up in arms, but since it’s Israel robbing land and planting aliens the government snivellers and toadies of John Hagee and Bibi Netanyahu who occupy DC are emasculated into the coward’s silence.
Shame of you Mr Obama. Shame on you, Congress. You all deserve nothing but the contempt of the world and of the American public, and I assure you, you have mine.