Democrats’ West Bank rhetoric rings hollow

Israel is no stranger to being singled out for criticism, having been condemned by the U.N. Human Rights Council more times than the rest of the world combined. Now, the drumbeat of opposition to the Jewish state’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank represents the latest chapter in this pattern of hypocrisy. Democrats in both chambers of the U.S. Congress are coming out forcefully against annexation, not only criticizing the development but proposing concrete steps in the realm of funding. Thirteen U.S. senators on July 2 filed an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to prohibit Israel from using U.S. security assistance for the purpose of unilaterally annexing Palestinian territory in the West Bank. In the House, 12 U.S. representatives signed a letter led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) which stated, “Should the Israeli government continue down this path, we will work to ensure nonrecognition of annexed territories...(Read Full Post)
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