U.S. softens position on West Bank settlements
Associated Press
Published: 18.11.19, 21:02
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1. Trump is absolutely the greatest U.S. president ever!
Chaim ,   Israel   (11.19.19)
Trump is absolutely the greatest U.S. president, in our life times, for both America and Israel. In America, Trump has created the strongest economy the world has ever known. He stands up for Israel like no president ever has before.

Now it is way past time for Israel to claim ALL of Judea and Samaria now and forever. No more homage to the evil fictional abomination of "Palestine". No more support for "Palestine". No more anything for "Palestine". This land is ours now and forever. Now is the time for Israel to invest in "Palestinian" departure. End of story!
2. Occupying power or not?
Israel Watchdog ,   Akko   (11.19.19)
The Fourth Geneva Convention bars an occupying power from transferring parts of its own civilian population to occupied territory. Correct, however Israel is not an occupying power, nor is the land occupied by them. They were there and owned it before the Palestinians, won it back in a war and now own it again. So the argument is moot.
3. Trump Tower here it comes. What will he call it.
Steve Benofassi ,   Crystal, MN.   (11.18.19)
4. Will Trump pull out troops from Israel like in Syria
Soeing ,   Richfield, MN.   (11.18.19)
Trump is using Israel as a political tool as well as pandering to Putin. Does Israel really want another full scale war on all fronts? BiBi is a disaster to think by aligning himself with other Arab nations that they won't turn on him.
5. Pandering to the evangelical vote with no regard for Israel
6. Gantz is the champion of his Arab friends, NOT of Israel !!!
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (11.19.19)
SHAME ON HIM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FO ,   Belgium   (11.18.19)
I suppose the Trump Administration came to the same conclusion as Prof. Eugene Rostow, Dean of the School of Law at Yale University, and author of UN Security Council Resolution 242. Rostow based his Resolution on Article 80 of the United Nations’ Charter that reaffirms ALL the League of Nations’ Resolutions, including of course the “Mandate for Palestine”. This Mandate voted unanimously by all the League’s 51 members the 24th of July 1922, gave the Jewish people the IRREVOCABLE RIGHT in International Law to settle on the territory between the Mediterranean Sea, and at least till the Jordan River, and even further east of the Jordan, as Article 25 of the Mandate became obsolete 14th of May 1948, as well as the Golan Heights, to create their Jewish independent state in formation! Rostow explained in articles he wrote about this subject, that by “withdrawal from territories” and not from THE territories, he explained that in case of a settlement with Egypt, Israel would have to withdraw from the Sinai Desert (not being part of the Mandate Territory) but afterwards NO other territory could be requested from Israel to withdraw from, based on the League of Nations’ Mandate for Palestine.
8. there never was a Palestinian territory
C   (11.19.19)
the ottoman empire occupied the entire territory for five hundred years.
once they lost wwi, the territory became a mandate of great britain.
the jews liberated a large part of their ancient homeland from
great britain and subsequently from arab invaders.
what is referred to as the west bank, never belonged to a non existent
palestinians. it was a land that belonged to the jews until they were
exiled forcibly by the roman empire. ever since the roman expulsion,
the territory was never sovereign but illegally occupied by foreign
powers. the muslims did not have their own states until european
powers carved up the land and created the states of the kingdoms
of saudi arabia, jordan, syria, lebanon. the jews had to fight for the
liberation of their ancient homeland.
the so called territory of the west bank was illegally occupied by
jordan until it too, was liberated by the jewish army.
today, this territory belongs to the sovereign jewish state of israel.
since there are arabs who live in this territory, a compromise must
be reached whereby the jews and arabs can live in peace.
the recent war of aggression against israel by the islamic jihad,
there is no hope for peace.
9. Post Zionist Israeli Media in Mourning have pitty on them
TelAvivValiumShortge ,   Jerusalem   (11.19.19)
10. If there had been a Fourth Geneva Convention
during the 1600 and 1700's, there would be no United States of America today as, according to A.rab P.ropaganda journalists, it "bars an occupying power from transferring parts of its own civilian population to occupied territory." Certainly there wouldn't be any cities bearing heretical Christian names like St. Paul or St. Louis.
11. Pompes Pompeo should go back to warehouse duty
12. Moments of fullness
Fortune Temple ,   St James's Park, UK   (11.19.19)
Being a pawn of G-d is the most rewarding experience available to a human being.

It's like running downhill with the wind blowing in the back, or like unraveling mazes with the help of a very faint voice that tells us the right path, or how to arrive on time for an appointment that was not listed on the agenda.

Being a pawn of G-d is the simplest thing in the world, it is only necessary to want what He wants, at all times, in all circumstances, even if the rest of the planet does the opposite, exactly as we Jews do.
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