Friday, October 28, 2016

J Street's Ben-Ami Echoes Trump's Friedman

Are you upset at what Trump advisor David Friedman said?

Donald Trump's adviser on Israel said on Wednesday that Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank were not illegal and he believed the candidate agreed with him...Asked whether Trump viewed the as part of Israel, as many far-right Israelis do, Friedman did not answer directly.
"I don't think he believes that the settlements are illegal," Friedman said.

But here's Jeremy Ben-Ami, super-dove leftist progressive, saying:

The United States is the only country that does not label what Israel does in the West Bank as illegal,” Ben-Ami added. 

Of course, he thinks he knows international law better than anyone, so he continued and said:

“The U.S. should join the rest of the world, the United Nations and declare [occupation and settlement construction] illegal.”

Note: President Obama only uses "illegitimate", never "illegal". 


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