Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rejecting Israel’s 'Lebensraum' Policy, President Obama And Secretary Clinton Reiterate American Call For Cessation Of Illegal Israeli Land Annexation

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"The Obama administration reiterated emphatically on Wednesday that it viewed a complete freeze of construction in settlements on the West Bank as a critical step toward a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians.

Speaking of President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said, “He wants to see a stop to settlements — not some settlements, not outposts, not ‘natural growth’ exceptions.” Talking to reporters after a meeting with the Egyptian foreign minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, she said: “That is our position. That is what we have communicated very clearly." ...

Many religious Jewish nationalists say it is their right to settle in the biblical heartland of the West Bank, which they call Judea and Samaria."

Mark Landler and Isabel Kershner "Israeli Settlement Growth Must Stop, Clinton Says" New York Times May 28, 2009


In the past, Israel's Likud Party has called for the annexation of the West Bank.

The United Nations Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly, the International Court of Justice, and the International Committee of the Red Cross refer to the West Bank as illegally occupied by Israel.

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton support a two-state solution to the Middle East crisis.


Map credits: Via Wikipedia Commons. 1947 United Nations map based upon information from the United States Central Intelligence Agency.


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