The Administration's Manufactured, Trumped Up Fight With Israel

The Council on Foreign Relations asked Elliott Abrams and several other Fellows here to discuss "Why are the United States and Israel divided over the settlements issue"  and his answer reveals the utterly fraudulent nature of the Administration's fight with Israel:Why are the United States and Israel divided over the settlements issue?Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign RelationsThe United States and Israel have long had different views of the settlements, but the issue has been managed without a crisis for decades. In the Bush administration, a deal was struck whereby the United States would not protest construction inside existing settlements so long as they did not expand outward. The current crisis, ostensibly about construction in Jerusalem, was manufactured by the Obama administration--and as it is about Jerusalem, isn't even about activity in the settlements.Every Israeli government since 1967, of left or right, has...(Read Full Post)

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