Once again, Palestinian Freedom has been put on the ‘back burner’ as far as the US Presidential contenders are concerned ….
Bernie Sanders Backers Fail To Insert Criticism of Israel in Democratic Platform
In its last round of debates, the Democratic Party once again refused to insert language seen as pro-Palestinian into its platform.
The party’s platform committee, convened in Orlando for two days of voting on proposed amendments to the platform, maintained the language agreed upon in the earlier round of debate and defeated amendments aimed at criticizing the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, demanding “an end to illegal settlements” and supporting the re-building of the Gaza Strip.
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Republicans Prepare to Drop Mention of ‘Palestine’ From Platform
Taking yet another shift to the right on the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, the Republican Party is poised to drop reference to Palestinians from its platform and to reinforced the call for keeping Jerusalem “undivided” under Israeli rule.
According to a CNN report based on a leaked first draft of the platform presented to party’s platform committee, the 2016 platform will not include any direct mention of Palestine or the Palestinians when discussing ways of bringing peace to the Middle East.
Support for a two-state solution has been a mainstay of all Republican administrations and although little progress has been made to realize this solution, it has always been the cornerstone of both Republican and Democratic parties’ approach to the conflict.
And on the other side of the pond, Britain’s new Prime Minister had the following to say in this video. Mrs May delivered a speech to the Bnei Akiva, Britain’s largest Zionist youth movement, to celebrate the creation of Israel, the colonial settler-state founded on the bones and in the houses and farms that had been stolen from the Palestinian people.