Sunday, January 01, 2017
Glad Obama didn’t block U.N. resolution
This was in today's local The Wichita Eagle. I am proud to be a part of this organization. -SJ Otto
The Peace and Social Justice Center applauds President Obama for not standing in the way of the U.N. Security Council resolution criticizing Israel’s illegal settlements in the Palestinian territories, which have been occupied by Israel since the 1967 war.
Previous U.S. administrations, from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, have all taken mild stands against this colonial policy, which violates the Fourth Geneva Convention against transferring civilians into occupied territory. Despite this, Obama continued, until now, to cover for Israeli conduct.
His administration recently announced $38 billion in aid to Israel, by far the largest financial support from the U.S. for any foreign regime. His administration even defends Israel’s siege of Gaza and its brutal wars on Gaza in 2008, 2012 and 2014.
This is the first time in his two terms that Obama has defied Israeli demands for unconditional support. We are glad to see this.
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