Mideast Peace: UNSC Should Act To Freeze Israeli Settlements In West Bank!
28 June 2016
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Israel obstacle to peace
Israeli criminal regime exists due mainly to its illegal operations as a part
of its state policy of expansionism, backed by imperialist USA and its fascist
Palestinian authority has once again called on the United Nations Security
Council to act against Israeli settlement building, in the wake of the latest
Jerusalem Municipality's decision, on instruction from Tel Aviv, to advance
770 new Jewish homes in its Gilo neighborhood, which is located over the Green
Line. ''This is yet another opportunity for the international community to
show its real commitment for the two-state solution, and to take all needed
action in order to have Israel fully cease settlement construction in the
occupied state of Palestine,'' said PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat.
Erekat said that he has asked the State of Egypt and the leaders of Arab
countries to call for an urgent meeting of the Arab Quartet, in order to
submit a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council to halt
Discrimination based on religion, race and sex would be illegal in any other
civilized country. But Israel argues its illegal settlement law is final and
ultimate. It added that building for Jews is advanced everywhere in the
capital based on Zionist ''construction laws'' and the city's master zoning
plan, and that such construction is important to ensure the city's future by
providing housing for young couples.
Terror state's criminal settlements
Though Tel Aviv is its large capital as approved by all big powers, including
USA and UK, Israel , in order to deny the Palestinians their right to make
Jerusalem its capital, maintains that Jerusalem would remain its united
capital in any final status agreement with the Palestinians for a two-state
solution if the world wants. As such, it argues that it has a right to build
Jewish houses for its criminal minded ''residents'' in all areas of the city.
''We won't lend a hand to a freeze of Jewish building in Israel's capital,''
said the Jerusalem municipality.
Israel uses its illegal settlements inside Palestine territories to get
maximum concessions from Palestine and Quartet member states. The plan for
what is known as Gilo's southern slope was submitted on July 21 before the
Jerusalem District and Planning Committee, which means that there is now a
60-day objection period. Initial approval for the project was given in 2012,
as the UN General Assembly voted to upgrade Palestine's status by recognizing
it as a non-member state, rather than an observer mission. The municipality
said that depositing the plans was simply a technical action that followed
from that initial 2012 approval.
According to the non-governmental group Ir Amim, the project if approved would
help solidify Israel's iron-terror hold on the southwest perimeter of the
capital, which abuts both the Palestinian city of Bethlehem and the Gush
Etzion area of the West Bank.
The municipality is already building 797 new homes on Gilo's western slope,
near the site slated for the new 770 unit project. Gilo is located near the
Jewish neighborhood of Har Homa, and the location of what will be the new
Jewish neighborhood of Givat Hamatos. Palestinians have argued that an Israeli
action in that end of the city is creating a wedge that is isolating Bethlehem
from Israeli- Arab neighborhoods of the city and the surrounding Palestinian
Israel-US terror twins fool world on two state solutions
Israel has been isolated on Palestine issue but it still calls all shots
thanks to USA. Off and on Tel Aviv does talk about ''two state solution'' but
only as a ploy to fool the world. Any wedge, real or artificial, the
Palestinians have claimed, would make it difficult to enact a two-state
solution that places east Jerusalem within the boundaries of a Palestinian
state. ''While Israeli ministers complain about a 'building freeze,' Israel
continues its policy of one-sided actions that complicate and distance the
possibility for a two-state solution,'' said Ir Amim. ''The past year makes it
clear that the peace and security which Israelis deserve require a totally
Erekat said that ''Israeli settlement construction in general, and in and
around Occupied East Jerusalem in particular, is part of Israel's political
decision to bury the two-state solution by consolidating its illegal
occupation and apartheid regime over the Palestinian people.''
The UN condemned the Gilo project, and said it too was concerned by its impact
on the diplomatic process. ''I reiterate that settlements are illegal under
international law, and urge the government of Israel to cease and reverse such
decisions,'' said Nickolay Mladenov, the UN's special coordinator to the
Middle East peace process. He noted that earlier this month the Quartet —
composed of the United States, Russia, the UN and the European Union — had
issued a report in which it called on Israel to stop such building.
''Continuing on the current trajectory entrenches a one-state reality of
perpetual occupation and conflict that is incompatible with realizing the
national aspirations of both peoples,'' he added.
Mladenov said he was also worried about reports that settlers were attempting
to rebuild an outpost in the Kiryat Arba settlement, known as Mitzpe Avichai.
The two projects, he said, ''come against the backdrop of statements by some
Israeli ministers that there should never be a Palestinian state or calls for
the full annexation of the West Bank. Such moves raise legitimate questions
about Israel's long-term intentions.''
PLO Secretary General, Dr. Saeb Erekat on Monday had strongly condemned the
decision of the occupation authorities to advance plans to build 770 units in
the illegal settlement of Gilo, built on lands of the Palestinian towns and
villages of: Beit Jala, Beit Safafa and Wallajeh, between Bethlehem and
Occupied East Jerusalem. ''This approval comes as Israel continues the
construction of its Annexation Wall in the same area (Cremisan), as part of
Israel's settlement enterprise in the Occupied State of Palestine,'' Erekat
said. In an official statement, Erekat said that such a decision further
reflects the failure of the international community to stop Israel's
The decision comes as Israel receives more assurances that no action will be
taken against its illegal policies of colonization and annexation of Occupied
Territory, a war crime under International law. Israeli settlement
construction in general, and in and around Occupied East Jerusalem in
particular, is part of Israel's political decision to bury the two-state
solution by consolidating its illegal occupation and Apartheid regime over the
However, Erekat said that this is yet another opportunity for the
international community to show its real commitment for the two-state solution
and take all needed action in order to have Israel fully cease settlement
construction in the Occupied State of Palestine. ''We have asked the State of
Egypt and the leaders of Arab countries during our recent visit to call for an
urgent meeting of the Arab Quartet in order to submit a draft resolution to
the United Nations Security Council to halt settlement expansion.'' Erekat
added. He concluded that the PA will continue to exert all efforts to confront
the Israeli illegal colonization projects with all possible tools towards
ending the occupation and establishing our independent sovereign state on 1967
borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow considers the
existing status quo on Palestine inadmissible and calls for relaunching the
negotiation process. ''We also intend to continue to provide all possible
assistance in resolving the Palestinian problem acting through both the
bilateral channels and within various multilateral formats,'' the head of
state said in his message of greetings to the heads of state and government of
the Arab League member-countries. ''We believe the existing status quo in
unacceptable and favor creating the conditions for the speedy relaunching of
the negotiation process that will be aimed at creating an independent, viable
and integral Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem peacefully
coexisting with its neighbors,'' the president said.
Russia did propose to mediate between the two and find a amicable solution.
USA disapproves of Russian role in any peace talks between Palestine and
The US Role in the Israeli-Palestine Conflict
While with its expansionist-holocaust agenda in Palestine, Israel remains the
unavoidable obstacle to peace in West Asia- beyond Mideast- USA with its
immoral backing to the illegal regime and its crimes against Palestinians
makes developments worse for the besieged Palestinians.
In fact it is the support of USA and its imperialist allies
that forces Israeli military and Mossad to keep attacking the Palestinians,
killing even children so that they could achieve a total and complete
holocaust of Palestinians and Israel could be the owners of all Palestinian
lands. A full expansionism!
This immoral and illegal
partnership extends back to the creation of the Jewish state when the United
States recognized it. The history of this partnership has been described in
many books, in the beginning, mostly favorable to Israel then gradually, over
the years, becoming more and more hostile to it as the truth of Israel's
activities to establish itself as a nuke cum terror nation in Palestine at the
expense of the indigenous population of the Palestinian peoples has come to
Israel has succeeded during its expansionist
regime in Mideast upon its imposition on Palestine lands, in fully terrorizing
the Palestinians and at same time naming them the so-called ''terrorists''.
USA and its fascist allies now call the victims in Palestine as theorists and
aggressor Israel as the ''affected'' nation.
it is the Palestinians who face a real existential threat from US-Israeli
terror twins – and not Israel as Madam Clinton keeps crying loud for the
Jewish votes in the poll for the presidency. After all, Israel literally
controls entire West Asia and entire third world which it sells terror goods,
including India, a so-called terror victim a so-called terror victim.
It should come as no surprise to anyone who has paid some
attention to horrors of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the years, that
America, a staunch defender of Zionist crimes on UNSC by its veto, has been
playing mischief by actively playing an effective partner in Israel's
continued effacement of Palestine from the map of the Middle East.
Of course, the hardcore fanatics Zionists who run Israel deny
that there is hostility to its misrule, and the Zionists in the Jewish
Diaspora in the US, UK, Europe and elsewhere fully support this line. However,
more and more of those very people are beginning to wonder if Israel's
position in the world is as acceptable as it could be had it not turned from
its original hopes for a peaceful home for the Jewish people into a war
mongering nautilus attempting to divide the Middle East into a splintering of
failed states. In this, the United States is perfectly complicit, if not
actually the main cause.
Obviously, Israeli soldiers
enjoy Palestinian blood and flesh of children.
Israel has used the US as its protector and supporter, while the US has used
Israel as the raison d'ętre for its own bellicosity in the Middle East and
other parts of the world. Jeremy Hammond has taken upon himself the task of
explaining in great detail the relationship between Israel and the US, and how
the US aids and abets the Jewish State to sustain a stranglehold on the
Palestinians. In fact, is quite easy to explain the blood thirsty behavior of
Israeli Jews and hatred of Global Jews for Islam. USA and Europe also have
similar hate ''feelings'' toward Islam and Palestine.
For years, the world has been wondering why Israel and the Palestinians cannot
sit down over a peace pipe and work out their differences. It would seem
simple to end the killing and suffering of thousands of Palestinians and a few
Jewish peoples. But Israel makes it difficult even for USA, Russia and France
to create two independent and equal states side by side, and it opposes merger
into one secular state with all citizens having equal rights.
The rise of Hamas and the Zionist aggression in the name of Operation Cast
Lead, the first war on Gaza (more of a chicken-shoot slaughter than a war)
show Israel controls the behavior of Palestinians in general and Hamas and
others in Gaza in particular . The numerous attempts at a peace process were
never planned to succeed and solve the crisis. The hypocrisy of Obama and his
role in obstructing progress in making peace did not let the bogus peace talks
A two-state solution alone can find an end
to this crisis. Now, some experts believe that if a one-state solution is what
is ultimately sought, then Palestine must have sovereignty through its own
state before it can negotiate on equal terms for sharing one state. That
sounds logical, but given Israel's and America's intransigence, there is no
way a two solution could ever be attained.
adamant as the illegal occupier of Palestine. As Israel plays mischief and
hides behind the Pentagon-CIA twins, peace talks, tried many times, and peace
seems further away today than ever before.
instant of Israel's crimes against humanity, the USA seconds Israel's
justifications. But then, given the US' own crimes against humanity in its
illegal wars against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc., why wouldn't they?
American foreign policy has failed miserably and one of the
major causes is Israel whose genocides it is bent upon defending.