Netanyahu vows to not return Palestinian territory upon election. Obama must choose between international law and hypocrisy.
After a conflict with Gaza plagued with war crimes accusations alleged by many human rights groups (including Amnesty International) and Gazan civilian claims of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) using them as human shields, the people of Israel elect a new prime minister Tuesday.
Less than two weeks after Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan walked out of the World Economic Summit at Davos in protest, Turkey has launched a probe investigating whether or not Israel committed ‘genocide and crimes against humanity’ in Gaza.
That same day Mr. Erdogan walked out of Davos, Israel daily publication Ha’aretz uncovered a secret Israeli database showing Israel’s conscious acts in accordance with the crime of apartheid.
Going into Tuesday’s election, Avigdor Lieberman’s unapologetically fascist Yisrael Beiteinu Party, has been gaining ground as a small party — taking votes away from Bibi Netanyahu’s hawkish Likud Party. Mr. Netanyahu has promised Mr. Lieberman a “pivotal minister position” in an effort for “all of the Zionist parties to join the unity government”.
Though, Mr. Netanyahu has said that he will not name Mr. Lieberman Israel’s new defense minister, he has vowed to continue Israel’s defiance of the 1967 UN resolution and not return any parts of Jerusalem or Golan Heights to the Palestinians gained in Israel’s war with Syria forty years ago in explicit violation of international law.
What the next Israeli prime minister does is more in the hands of the US than many Americans think. The atrocities against the Palestinians are ordered by the State of Israel and executed by the IDF, but with Apaches, F-16’s, and tanks supplied and subsidized by the US.
The most credible war crimes accusation of the Gaza conflict is Israel’s use of torturous, deadly white phosphorus — supplied by the US — used on the Gazan people.
Pres. Obama should cut off this blank check of blood money and put an end to the US policy of vetoing the scores UN resolutions against Israel. If Mr. Obama refuses to act in accordance with international law, the president should withdraw the US from the UN and cut the ‘citizen of the world’ bullshit.
Mr. Obama cannot claim to fight Stateless terrorists while supplying terrorism of the State.
America cannot claim to be a ‘Beacon of Hope’ while acting as the Pied Piper of Hypocrisy.