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US government offers Israel $3 billion weapons deal in exchange for 3-month settlement freeze

By Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News – November 14, 2010

After US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the Israeli Prime Minister on Friday, the US set out an offer of additional military assistance to Israel in exchange for a 90-day moratorium on new settlement construction in the West Bank. Construction already in progress on hundreds of units of housing would be allowed to continue during the ‘moratorium’, which also does not include East Jerusalem.

Some Palestinian analysts say the US offer is weak, as it does not pressure Israel in any way to adhere to past signed agreements or international law, but merely forestalls the inevitable failure of ‘peace talks’ between two vastly unequal players. Some have even suggested that this is an attempt by the US to bribe Israel to do what it is required to do under international law.

Since the ‘moratorium’ would not include East Jerusalem, where the majority of current construction of Israeli-only homes and displacement of indigenous Palestinian residents is taking place, some Palestinians feel that it is only a token gesture that does not in any way address their concerns.

In exchange for the temporary, partial moratorium on construction, the Israeli military would receive a gift of 20 F35 fighter jets, worth $3 billion, from the US. The US-made jets that Israel already has have been used for aerial bombardment of Palestinian civilian areas in violation of international law, and to drop missiles on Palestinians that Israel claims are ‘wanted’ for crimes against Israelis – but instead of being tried and convicted, they are extrajudicially assassinated by missiles, in violation of international law.

The US government also promised Israel that after the 90-day moratorium, they would not seek an extension, and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (all of which is illegal under international law) could continue unabated.

This offer is an attempt by the US to get Israel to return to the negotiating table, after their refusal to renew a moratorium on new settlement construction resulted in a breakdown of talks with the unelected branch of the Palestinian Authority led by the Fateh party.

All settlement construction by Israel in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, to which Israel is a signatory. The Convention prevents the transfer of civilian populations onto land that was seized by military force. The land in question is Palestinian land that was seized by Israel in 1967, and has been occupied by the Israeli military ever since.

November 14, 2010 - Posted by | Deception, Militarism

11 Comments

  1. This is absurd. “Our” government is a sick joke. Such a deal I have for you:

    In exchange for a 90-day building moratorium THAT DOESN’T EVEN INCUDE EAST JERUSALEM, we the enslaved Gentile former United States gives to Master:

    One F-35 jet fighter every 5 days, equivalent to $33.4 million a day.

    To sweeten this terrible deal, the “US” government kicks in the following promises:

    -It is “committed to fighting delegitimization” per WH ME advisor Dan Shapiro.

    -The WH agrees to not ask for another moratorium.

    -AND (ooh, this not be cheap) the “US” would guarantee security related to any future agreement.

    Memo to the WH: Not only is Israel not legitimate, neither is the “US” government. I’ve watched this country turned into a cesspool by both and neither of you will ever have any legitimacy again in my eyes. How will you take that thought away from me, by making it a crime? Maybe another rabbi can come up with an another x-ray machine that sanitizes thoughts while stealing more billions.

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    Comment by G Street | November 14, 2010

  2. Stop pandering to this foreign country. They seem to bring us an abundance of grief. Anyone criticizing is character assassinated. Probably now a badge of honor for those that have finally spoken the truth.

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    Comment by S. Baxxerzy | November 14, 2010

  3. Seems if you want the Israelis to stop, it would be more persuasive to not only not give them anything, but take away some of the 30B a year we give them.

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    Comment by John | November 14, 2010

  4. Wouldn’t a BILLION dollars a month house each and everyone of our nation’s homeless???

    But of course, there is no money for that, the homeless didn’t buy up our government.

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    Comment by Thebes | November 14, 2010

  5. If I understand this correctly we give Israel 3 Billion in weapon technologies they can convert to 100’s of Billions by reselling the technology to China and Russia ands for the express purpose of smoking “hope and change” dope to lull us into believing an Israeli “promise” to obey international law for a little while?

    Hmmm …

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    Comment by Throb | November 14, 2010

  6. Obviously this is just a way to put the stealth fighters in israel to use against Iran and make it look like the US really just wants peace……….how fucking stupid the human race has become. Get ready people, you are on the brink of a world war that will change the planet forever.
    Remember, dont look at the flash!

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    Comment by aliens observing | November 14, 2010

  7. Yes, and by all means, let’s look into raising the retirement age of American citizens and cutting social security payments to the elderly so that Israel can have this sweet little deal!

    Israel sucks.

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    Comment by Karen | November 14, 2010

  8. Putting 20 stealth bombers in israel has nothing to do with contruction in the west bank and everything to do with a military strike on Iran. This is a very alarming move towards war.

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    Comment by joe | November 14, 2010

  9. The US moves the military hardware closer to the Zionist Entity in order to have a shorter distance when they attack Iran. I hope the Iranian Military will give this rogue State Israhell a good lesson by dismantling it piece by piece.

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    Comment by B.Benhamid | November 14, 2010

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