Trump reverses longstanding policy on Israeli settlements

Trump reverses longstanding policy on Israeli settlements 1

 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a major reversal of the US' longstanding policy on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, rejecting a 1978 State Department legal opinion that deemed the settlements "inconsistent with international law."

The announcement, which breaks with international law and consensus, is the latest in a string of hardline, pro-Israeli moves that are likely to inflame tensions between the Trump administration and Palestinians and widen the divide between the Trump administration and traditional US allies in Europe.

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67 Comments on "Trump reverses longstanding policy on Israeli settlements"

  1. Why so much focus on Iran? What about Hong Kong?

    • Random Guy In The Comments | November 18, 2019 at 9:22 PM | Reply

      He literally talked about Hong Kong…

    • @BC Bob No- Americans pay for those tariffs when we buy product. China doesn’t pay anything. China gave Trump & Ivanka branding then Trump started getting shitty. Now our Farmers & businesses are selling pretty much zero to China (considering US GDP 0.390%!!) Now China is getting 75% if their soybeans from Brazil. Just like all the other countries Trump tariffed our now getting product from other countries. China is in Recession. Japan is in Recession. EU ready to crash. US he’ll we dump >$200 billion a day in Wall Street spread less in mainstream media & everyone drinks the Kool aid.
      What you think going to happen in 3 mos when US crashes? Won’t bounce back thanks to Trump

    • If you believe that Israel indeed unlawfully occupies any land you can criticize her on condition that you do the same criticism of other countries which commit the same or similar sins. For example, if you believe that Israel occupy the Golan heights, do not forget to criticize Russia for occupying part of Georgia, part of Ukraine, part of Finland, part of Germany and part of Japan; UK which occupies part of Argentina; Turkey which occupies part of Syria and Cyprus; Azerbaijan, which occupies part of Armenia; Ukraine, which occupies part of Poland; Poland, which occupies part of Czech Republic, Canada and Australia, which occupy the land of aboriginal people, China, which violates human rights of its own citizen and plan to do the same with people of Hong Kong; tyranny of regimes in Iran and North Korea; Muslims, which occupies the land of Christians and Jews when they invaded it 1400 years ago. In order words, you should not single out Israel by mentioning its sins more often than the sins of others. Otherwise, you show your bias and, therefore, the criticism of Israel is equivalent to anti-Semitism.

  2. Quinn Reverance | November 18, 2019 at 6:25 PM | Reply

    Let me say it for the people in the back:

    Criticizing ISRAEL does not make u Anti-Semetic!

    • If you believe that Israel indeed unlawfully occupies any land you can criticize her on condition that you do the same criticism of other countries which commit the same or similar sins. For example, if you believe that Israel occupy the Golan heights, do not forget to criticize Russia for occupying part of Georgia, part of Ukraine, part of Finland, part of Germany and part of Japan; UK which occupies part of Argentina; Turkey which occupies part of Syria and Cyprus; Azerbaijan, which occupies part of Armenia; Ukraine, which occupies part of Poland; Poland, which occupies part of Czech Republic, Canada and Australia, which occupy the land of aboriginal people, China, which violates human rights of its own citizen and plan to do the same with people of Hong Kong; tyranny of regimes in Iran and North Korea; Muslims, which occupies the land of Christians and Jews when they invaded it 1400 years ago. In order words, you should not single out Israel by mentioning its sin more often than the sins of others. Otherwise, you show your bias and, therefore, the criticism of Israel is equivalent to anti-Semitism.

    • Ownerthekpwner | November 22, 2019 at 1:31 AM | Reply

      You’re right except if what you’re criticizing Israel for is a standard you would not hold for any other country for example if Mexico fired rockets into the U.S. we would simply march in and topple the regime. In many ways Israel has been far more lenient that we as U.S. citizens would ever allow if the shoe were on the other foot. Just make sure you’re holding everyone to the same standard and you should be fine and not come out looking like you’re either a moron or anti-Semite

    • Herman Browndog | November 22, 2019 at 8:35 AM | Reply

      Quinn Reverance When you think of what Israel is—a half populated strip of sand smaller than New Jersey—you really have to ask yourself why it gets so much attention. Nobody really seems to care about human rights in Guatemala or in Sierra Leone or in Serbia, but “Palestine”? That’s another story. And why would that be?

    • Herman Browndog | November 22, 2019 at 10:32 AM | Reply

      Matthew Hensley Is providing people with electricity, water, and medical care called “starving out these days? It’s really weird.

    • Herman Browndog | November 22, 2019 at 10:37 AM | Reply

      CyberGxd Cx I understand that you’re not exactly a college graduate, but could you perhaps give a few examples of this weird form of history?

  3. “The world’s watching”

    That runs both ways bud

    • @L Pappas I also never said that Trump didn’t sign the ICC agreement, learn to fucking read.

    • John Is going to make you mad | November 19, 2019 at 5:08 AM | Reply

      Lynette Agueda his best sucked . He tried to buy his way out of debt . With a cost of 10 trillion . With the losers GPA out if any president

    • John Is going to make you mad | November 19, 2019 at 5:08 AM | Reply

      Haydaboss said the moron . You must not have a 401k huh ?

    • If you believe that Israel indeed unlawfully occupies any land you can criticize her on condition that you do the same criticism of other countries which commit the same or similar sins. For example, if you believe that Israel occupy the Golan heights, do not forget to criticize Russia for occupying part of Georgia, part of Ukraine, part of Finland, part of Germany and part of Japan; UK which occupies part of Argentina; Turkey which occupies part of Syria and Cyprus; Azerbaijan, which occupies part of Armenia; Ukraine, which occupies part of Poland; Poland, which occupies part of Czech Republic, Canada and Australia, which occupy the land of aboriginal people, China, which violates human rights of its own citizen and plan to do the same with people of Hong Kong; tyranny of regimes in Iran and North Korea; Muslims, which occupies the land of Christians and Jews when they invaded it 1400 years ago. In order words, you should not single out Israel by mentioning its sins more often than the sins of others. Otherwise, you show your bias and, therefore, the criticism of Israel is equivalent to anti-Semitism.

  4. Oh! But it’s ok to cut up and dismember an american journalist

    • Drunken Mongoose | November 19, 2019 at 12:46 AM | Reply

      It’s OK with me. Can Rachel Maddow be next? Then Don Lemon.

    • He was American?

    • If you believe that Israel indeed unlawfully occupies any land you can criticize her on condition that you do the same criticism of other countries which commit the same or similar sins. For example, if you believe that Israel occupy the Golan heights, do not forget to criticize Russia for occupying part of Georgia, part of Ukraine, part of Finland, part of Germany and part of Japan; UK which occupies part of Argentina; Turkey which occupies part of Syria and Cyprus; Azerbaijan, which occupies part of Armenia; Ukraine, which occupies part of Poland; Poland, which occupies part of Czech Republic, Canada and Australia, which occupy the land of aboriginal people, China, which violates human rights of its own citizen and plan to do the same with people of Hong Kong; tyranny of regimes in Iran and North Korea; Muslims, which occupies the land of Christians and Jews when they invaded it 1400 years ago. In order words, you should not single out Israel by mentioning its sins more often than the sins of others. Otherwise, you show your bias and, therefore, the criticism of Israel is equivalent to anti-Semitism.

    • @NobleCrow10 Let’s dissect your comment.

      1. If you criticize Israel you automatically are an anti-semite?

      One of the most ridiculous statements ever proclaimed.

      2. So taking other people’s land is ok because everyone else is doing it?

      Sure buddy.

      You’re an idiot.

  5. What can be expected frm one who confess to cheat lie and steal??? Does he feel any shame?

  6. Wasn’t Jared going to fix the Middle East? Oh well, another lie like “the wall” and Kenya.

    • @Kalimdor199 Wrong. Drumpf is building “the fence” to satisfy the fears of his base. “Murderers, rapists and drug dealers” was the bait. Conald sucked you in and you swallowed it.
      Tell people to stop using drugs. Take away the demand. Statistic shows most illegal immigrants come in by air travel. Melania is proof of that.
      “Mexico will pay for it”. Wrong. He is trying to sucker American taxpayers to pay for it. LOL an “investment” in a scam? Yeah, hang your Drumpf University Diploma on the only “wall” you will ever see. Mom’s basement.
      Stop being an easy mark for that conman. Smarten up.

    • Mike Studmuffin | November 23, 2019 at 2:46 AM | Reply

      @Yoopee 1918 You still believe the wall works. Tell that to Jose with a circular saw or Ruiz with his plasma cutter.

    • @Mike Studmuffin how long exactly have you watched our boarder be over run ?? Were you around when Reagan gave amnesty to millions in the 80s? Were you around when NAFTA was enacted in the 90s???
      “Jose” took our jobs over 25 years ago… We all bitched when are our jobs were under bid and swarmed by illegals….. were you even born then or a working tradesman??
      Cheap labor destroyed our trades… we were sold out From within ..
      “”the wall”” will not change Jose using a saw or welder… Only deportation and new laws will protect our American workers…
      Atleast someone is doing something to slow down the madness that plagues our nation…
      so… you can spare me the cry baby bullshit…
      Tell me..studmuffin . ..where were you when our government sold us out ??

    • Mike Studmuffin | November 23, 2019 at 9:35 PM | Reply

      @Yoopee 1918 Mexicans aren’t stealing US jobs. It’s given to them. Big American businesses who knowingly hire illegals are the problem. A partial wall full of holes will not fix that. It’s costing tax payers to constantly patch it. Top that off with an outdated Social Security System where anyone can get a number. I know because I’m an illegal with a SSN. Mexicans come to the US because they are getting hired and they know the loopholes. And don’t get me started with deportation. It’s a catch and release program. Catch em, feed em, shelter em, and pay for their bus ride home so they can try again. A waste of tax payer money. So stop preaching about the wall. You are wasting my money.

    • @Kalimdor199 hey…check out the the bottom of this feed…between me/ yoopee and mike studmuffin…tell me what you think..

  7. lies and the lying liars who tell them.

    • Eudora Ebirien-Agana | November 19, 2019 at 12:47 AM | Reply

      @Lynda Mackrous
      You mean impeachment started when Russia ( Putin) appointed Trump as president!! Hahaha hahaha 😂😂😂😂😂😅😅😅😆😆😆

    • Lynda Mackrous | November 19, 2019 at 1:13 AM | Reply

      Jason Hunt huh!!
      An attempted coup to take down a president of the United States

      Unbelievable

      Butt that’s your democrats and media brainwashed your brain everything’ they don’t

      media hasn’t hit a clue if trump has done in 3 years too focused on taking him down

    • @ Lynda Mackrous ….
      “I was a CIA director, we lied, we cheated we stole… like, we had entire
      training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American
      experiment.” – Mike Pompeo (Texas A&M University, April 15th
      2019)

    • Ownerthekpwner | November 22, 2019 at 1:34 AM | Reply

      Terry Kant Obama bombed everything that moved he literally won the Nobel peace prize and the started a bombing campaign in Syria like 2 weeks later.

    • @ Ownerthekpwner …Trump’s doing the same thing, what’s your point?

  8. Robert Giggles | November 18, 2019 at 7:59 PM | Reply

    So this is Kushner’s “Piece (by Piece) Plan”…

    • sharon scherzer | November 21, 2019 at 5:16 AM | Reply

      @Kalimdor199 just think how much Trump has not done to end ‘costly wars’ he says one thing but if you know the facts he never pulled troops out of syria to send home, no they went to Iraq. Trump has no formal foreign policy except what profits him financially or politically. the many wars that america became involved in and were not a product of the past Obama administration but of the bush, both, administration. the foreign aid given by the united states to europe after the 2nd world war was one of the cleverest things done, the marshall plan, which marked the rise of america’s position of respect and power. As is well known, the 2nd world war resulted from the opposite strategy at the end of the first world war tohat led to economic almost death of certain countries and a politics that produced a Hitler. You americans have gained again by being open and universal. This is is not only financially but intellectually, scientifically, as america was able to interest the best in all these fields to contribute to standard that was the best. What trump is doing is the exact reversal, his complete disregard for your national security is increadible……but if that is the kind of future you want you will probably get it …….you certainly do not care even about the environment in which you live or the planet on which you continue to such out as much as you can…..and trump and his cronies are doing a splendid job in that sector. goodby beautiful america, land of th e free home of the brave, that is not what you want.

    • Robert Giggles | November 21, 2019 at 7:47 PM | Reply

      Nice try, Kalimdor199… Unfortunately, Donald “Bring the Troops Home” Jehuda Trump is nothing more than a spineless AIPAC/Israeli Zio-Con Tool in the White House… i.e. an Israeli Mole, working primarily for Israel NOT America… Thus the troops ARE NOT coming home under Trump because their PRIMARY role in the Middle East is to serve as HUMAN-SHIELDS for Israel… The oil is only a bonus which also benefits Israel, first and foremost…

      Trump HAS NOT built a wall on the US border as he promised, even though he could have easily obtained the funding during the first two years of his presidency when Republicans had control of Congress… But, over the same several years of his tenure he has funneled TENS of BILLIONs of hard-earned US Taxpayer money to Israel, as a form of SOCIALIST WELFARE to that PARASITE state…

      Trump has CONTINUED all of the wars he inherited from Obama, and actually has made them even more destructive… Not to mention the Trump Zio-Con Swamp’s regime changes and attempts in Venezuela, and Bolivia… Trump has also come within minutes of launching ANOTHER war for Israel, this time with Iran (at the behest of his MASTERS in TelAviv), only to cancel the attack minutes before launching, because he got cold feet… Ironically, this Israeli Poodle’s great personal cowardice may be the ONLY thing preventing a global conflagration right now…

    • Trump is da best

    • … for Israel… For America, not so much.

  9. When a Jew steals your land by building on it they’re settlers. Anyone else would be a criminal. Arabs should start bulilding houses on Jew land worldwide until they change their mind about what settlers are.

    • Herman Browndog | November 18, 2019 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      Jim Browski Arabs should start building houses on”Jew land.” Good lord! You actually don’t know that Arabs comprise 20% of the Israeli population, and that whole sections of the Galilee, the northern area of tiny Israel, consists of Arab towns?

  10. When your Ulfric Stormcloak turns out to have been a puppet of the Thalmor all along.

  11. Mdlclass Worker | November 18, 2019 at 10:20 PM | Reply

    Pompeo knows all about corrupt regime’s extorting other nations , can’t wait to see his butt on the witness stand

  12. This comment section is really showcasing some top rate critical thinkers..

  13. John J. Johnston | November 18, 2019 at 11:29 PM | Reply

    “Corrupt individuals who are stealing the Irapi peoples wealth”
    hhmmm…Sounds like another country I know !

  14. He’s such a liar!

    It’s so easy to just make something up, wait, and then a mob will believe it. Just because I said it.

    In the first sentence.

    ……

    We all want to know who is corrupt. Who is innocent.
    We all want to know what the sun looks like.

    At the center of the sun, is the news stationed in america. So much fire. Can’t see.
    When you go outside as far as earth. You see that its a circle. The answers aren’t in the media nor right in front of you.

    They are only clear when you remove emotion and see it for what it is.

    For me to give you the answer to the impeachment, is for me to throw more flames past your eyes.

    Move back , look.. from far away.

    You’ll find that the whole case is rather boring. Uninteresting. The answer just given, sounds boring of itself. It doesn’t feed the fire, but its true.

    The most interesting part of the impeachment, is how it affects voters opinions to sway left, or right. Watching how the audience reacts is the best part of the impeachment.

  15. I can’t wait for Trump’s announcement that the Israeli embassy will finally be moving into the White House.

  16. How do you know a politician is lying? They’re moving their lips!

  17. This is robbery in plain day-light.

  18. allaboutNDIRISH | November 21, 2019 at 12:13 PM | Reply

    Bibi is getting indicted! Yet another corrupt ally of Trump goes down

  19. Evo Morales won legitimately, what is going on in Bolivia is another US backed coup in order for the US to gain Bolivia’s natural resources. (specifically the lithium reserves)

  20. Good call. Let the Jews live in their ancestral lands.

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