US/Israeli Relations



Thankfully the Israelis have real Americans in their corner. That said, the Israelis do not want all the Arabs that would come with that annexation, seeking to divest themselves from them in some time in the future when they finally tire from waging war. KGS

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U.S. Republicans submit resolution supporting Israel’s right to annex West Bank

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) introduces House resolution that supports annexation if the Palestinian Authority continues to push for UN vote.

By Natasha Mozgovaya

U.S. Representative Joe Walsh (R-IL), introduced on Monday a resolution (with 30 co-sponsors) to support Israel’s right to annex the West Bank in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to push for vote at the United Nations.

“We’ve got what I consider to be a potential slap in the face coming up with the vote in the UN, which is absolutely outrageous,” Walsh told Politico website last July.

He was quoted as saying that “it’s clear that the United States needs to make a very strong statement. I would argue that the president should make this statement, but he’s not capable of making it. So, the House needs to make this statement, if the [Palestinian Authority] continues down this road of trying to get recognition of statehood, the U.S. will not stand for it. And we will respect Israel’s right to annex Judea and Samaria.”

Meanwhile on Sunday, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) delivered the keynote address at the Jewish National Fund’s 2011 National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. Boehner said that it is the U.S.’s duty to stand by Israel “not just as a broker or observer – but as a strong partner and reliable ally.”

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3 Responses

  1. I don’t know if Rep. Walsh’s specific proposal is helpful. What I am certain of is this: for too long, the Palestinian Arabs have been allowed to prolong the War Against Israel with impunity.

    In other words, I don’t think it’s reasonable for the Palestinian Arabs to wage war to destroy all of Israel, lose the war, and then come back and say: “We’ll take that generous deal that was offered back in 2000.”

    1. I of course agree with you TINSC. The Arabs have been able to form the debate for far too long. The reason why it sticks, is due to the anti-Jew sentiments of much of the world.

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