Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to raise the collective blood pressure of official Washington to dangerous levels on September 9, charging in an online video that evacuating Israeli West Bank settlers, as Palestinians demand, would amount to “ethnic cleansing.” What’s more, he said, “some otherwise enlightened countries even promote this outrage.”
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas responded to a video released by Benjamin Netanyahu, saying it is Israel, not the Palestinians, who are committing “ethnic cleansing.” Abbas made the statement Sunday night as part of remarks for the start of the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice holiday. “The government of Israel is carrying…
Donald Trump’s adviser on U.S.-Israeli relations told Haaretz Sunday that the Obama administration “should be ashamed of their misguided reaction” to remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel is pressing Palestinians to leave the so-called Area C of the West Bank. Is it a prelude to formally annexing this section of occupied territory?