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Pompeo Busts the “Occupation” Myth (summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert, Nov. 20, 2019)

By   /  November 20, 2019  /  History, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Pompeo Busts the “Occupation” Myth – Eugene Kontorovich (Wall Street Journal) Israeli settlements in the West Bank do not violate international law. That is now America’s official view, repudiating the conclusions of a 1978 State Department memorandum. The four-page 1978 memo written by legal adviser Herbert Hansell was hardly a thorough study and cited no precedent […]

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A New Era at the State Department? by A.J. Caschetta (Modern Diplomacy via M.E. Forum)

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Mar. 1, 2018 ver since the partition of UN Mandate Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel, the US State Department has promoted a grievance-based approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Its staffers’ view Palestinian deprivation (of statehood, dreams, etc.) as the chief obstacle to peace. U.S. diplomatic efforts, therefore, have focused on appeasing […]

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Memories of an Anti-Semitic State Department – Dennis B. Ross (NYT)

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, International  /  No Comments

Sept. 27, 2017 Memories of an Anti-Semitic State Department – Dennis B. Ross Former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson repeated the well-worn narrative that Jewish neoconservatives promoted the invasion of Iraq – and are beating the drum for a conflict with Iran. Of course, most Jews are not neoconservatives, and most neoconservatives are not Jewish. In […]

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