Israel has handed control over much of a key Palestinian area in annexed East Jerusalem to hardline settler groups in a creeping takeover kept away from public scrutiny, a report by an activist group said on Thursday
"It was done in the dark, in flagrant violation of the rules of good government and in some cases in violation of the law, without open and official decisions by the government or Knesset and without public discussion, inquiry or scrutiny," said the report entitled "Shady Dealings in Silwan". Elad is dedicated to expanding Jewish ownership in Arab areas of East Jerusalem, which Israel captured from Jordan in 1967 and annexed in a move not recognised by the international community.
And it is apparent that the Obama administration is totally impotent to do anything about this.
President Obama, it would really make sense to stop writing those checks, chock full of taxpayer dollars, to Israel: it is the only leverage you have right now.
However, you had your spokesperson assure Israel that there will be absolutely no consequences for it while it continues to spit in your face and tell you it's raining on the illegal settlement issue.
Mr. President; WHY?!?!?!?