Obama admin slams Morsi on power grab Israel on settlements again

Remember Israel’s threat to build new settlements in a “geographically sensitive area close to Jerusalem that critics say would kill off Palestinian hopes of a viable state”? Well apparently they just found the Obama administration’s weak spot:

YWN – The Obama administration on Monday harshly criticized its top Mideast ally, Israel, over new settlement construction plans in areas the Palestinians claim for a future state.

The State Department said the plans, notably one to begin preliminary work on an especially sensitive piece of land outside Jerusalem known as E1, are “especially damaging” to prospects for a resumption in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and run counter to longstanding U.S. policy.

“The United States opposes all unilateral actions, including West Bank settlement activity and housing construction in East Jerusalem, as they complicate efforts to resume direct, bilateral negotiations, and risk prejudging the outcome of those negotiations,” spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement. “This includes building in the E1 area as this area is particularly sensitive and construction there would be especially damaging to efforts to achieve a two-state solution.”

“We have made clear to the Israeli government that such action is contrary to U.S. policy,” Toner said. “The United States and the international community expect all parties to play a constructive role in efforts to achieve peace. We urge the parties to cease unilateral actions and take concrete steps to return to direct negotiations so all the issues can be discussed and the goal of two states living side by side in peace and security can be realized.”

The Palestinians say construction in that territory would kill any hope for establishing a viable state of Palestine. Successive U.S. governments have agreed, and under intense American pressure, Israel has avoided building settlements in the area. It has, however, developed roads and infrastructure and built a police station.


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  • To be fair, I support Israel, but they deserve to be slammed on settlements, as they are a significant roadblock to the peace process. There is no getting around that Gaza and the West Bank are going to be part of a Palestinian state, no matter how stupid having two separate, disconnected landmasses for your state is. Pushing those boundaries arbitrarily only serves to lengthen the conflict.

    • You still think this is about a Palestinian state? You should do more research. This isn’t about that at all. It’s about the destruction of the Jewish state.

      If you think Palestinians actually want a state, then you should watch the 2nd video about the peace process:


      And then watch the first video about the West Bank.

      • MiketheMarine

        Drop that knowledge, Brother. I love it when you get all intellectual and, as always, are RIGHT.

        • B-Funk

          I’m not sure it’d help some people. They’ve got roadblocks to the brain when it comes to warm fuzzies like peace. Too bad the Palestinians don’t really believe in it, or this might’ve actually worked.

    • ss99zz99ss

      Where did you get this delusion that Palestinians seek a two-state solution with peaceful coexistence alongside Israel?

      Squish conservatives like you don’t get it, and never will get it.

      • louisiana_mom

        Personally, I believe many of these posters who start off, “I am a Conservative but…” or “I support Israel but….” are really Progressive trolls on forums trying to get true Conservatives to switch their opinion on subjects. They truly do not understand our beliefs are much deeper than agreeing with the popular consensus. We base them on our traditions, values, morals, and upbringing, we do not change our minds depending on who is in office, what the popular opinion is, or what the talking heads tell us to believe.

        • Kindof like my Economics Professor who constantly claims to be a Republican, but spends the entire class talking about how Bush ruined America, and Romney was a racist, and the Tea Party wants to bring back slavery, etc. etc.

          Words mean nothing to people like them, and yet they get really really mad when you call them on it.

        • B-Funk

          “Personally, I believe many of these posters who start off, “I am a Conservative but…” or “I support Israel but….” are really Progressive trolls on forums trying to get true Conservatives to switch their opinion on subjects.”

          lol Agreed.

    • MiketheMarine

      Wrong, the hajji’s don’t want a negotiated peace. They want Israel wiped off of the map. I’ve been there, have you? Islam is bovine excrement and you can not negotiate with the barbarians. How would you expect your government to react if rockets were raining down on oyour naighborhoods?

      • Orangeone

        Great to see you back in fine form!

        • MiketheMarine

          Thank you, Orangeone. I’ve had a few very positive things happen in my life recently which has done wonders with my attitude. Glad you guys noticed. It is wonderful to have friends like I’ve got here.

    • Rshill7

      What “peace process”? You mean the peace they envision after every Israeli is dead? There is no peace process and there never has been a peace process. It’s a push Israel in to the sea process. It’s an annihilate Israel process. It’s a kill every Jew under the sun process. It’s a wipe Israel off the map process.

      Wake the hell up!

      • Rshill7

        The Palestinians remind me of this guy and his words:

        Peace Process? The Palestinians make this guy look like Gandhi.

    • Conniption Fitz

      Wrong – the land in question was given to Israel in several peace agreements (that the Islamists never keep). See my comment above.

    • porightscoopfan

      Under the terms of the Oslo Peace Accord, Israel was obligated to refrain from activity that fell under the category of “Final Negotiations”. Because the location of border lines and buffer zones were open to negotiations, Israel elected to refrain from planning new construction until negotiations were finalized.

      President Obama personally declared that pre-1967 borders were a starting place for negotiations. This unilateral action by the U.S. administration further reduced the territory where Israel could engage in construction without contest of Oslo negotiations.

      However, the Oslo Peace Accord would be nullified if either side took unilateral actions. THIS HAPPENED last week when the Palastinians unilaterally obtained recognition from the UN as a non-member observer STATE.

      President Obama’s appointee as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. refrained from exercising veto power to prevent the P.A. (Palestinian Authority) from receiving observer STATE status.

      Consequently, the Oslo Peace Accord is nullified. Israel is now under no obligation to submit construction plans for approval of “Final Negotiations”.

      Again, International Law now recognizes that the Oslo Accord has been nullified. Israel has the legal right to plan construction in zones secured following the 1967 “six day” war.

      You are clearly defending a two state solution where the Israeli state is comprised of two non-contiguous land areas, and where the Palastinian state is a single contiguous land area. This is the only possible reason you could object to construction in the E1 zone.

    • mikeinidaho

      You do NOT support Israel. You support the muslims in Gaza and the West Bank.
      If you can’t tell the truth, shut up and go back to HuffPo or whatever hole you crawled out of.

    • Patriot077

      And if you have a further interest after watching the excellent videos recommended by Scoop, this link is highly informative as respects the public relations strategy of a “palestinian people”.

    • Susitna

      I don’t know about which peace process you are talking about as the goal of Hamas and Fatah as stated in their respective charters is the destruction of Israel. Peace will only be achieved if all terrorists and their leaders end up in jail, the content of the above mentioned charters is changed and the Palestinian Arabs that are called Palestinians since 1964 get the right to vote a “normal” civilized and peaceful citizen as their President who doesn’t want to kill, torture and oppressed his own people. Israel cannot negotiate with irrational stone age murderers. And I don’t care what the Black Widow Hillary, the Muslim Obama, the useful idiot Panetta, the traitor Emanuel or the rest of the ignorant World is saying! God bless Israel and its capital Jerusalem and long live Netanyahu, the bravest contemporary man.

    • Watchman74

      You do know that in making Gaza and the West Bank continuous you would be making Israel discontinuous. Israel would then have two separate landmasses as it’s state.

      You are also assuming that this whole issue is about land, it is not. If it were true then when Israel unilaterally pulled out of Gaza it would have brought a measure of peace, instead they used the opportunity to fire thousands of rockets into Israel. Really this is a conflict that goes back thousands of years that started with a half-brother (Ismael) and a twin brother (Esau).

    • Haywoodjbl

      Is this the Robert McClaws from Arizona?

    • KurtUSA

      So it is OK to cut Isreal in half to have a Pal state that is not cut in half. I will believe the Pals are interested in peace when they agree to allow Jews to live in their state with same rights as Muslims. We do not put these same restrictions on building in Washington DC, which can be argued was actually land stolen from the native americans. Exactly why do these baby killers who glorify suicide bombers and run terrorist training camps for their kids deserve a state on Isreal’s land anyway?

  • Imagine. Building homes in your own country is damaging to peace, but firing hundreds of rockets into homes and playgrounds is righteous indignation against oppressors.
    Gimme a break already. Dear leader and the left hate Israel.
    Millions of Americans however will stand with Israel, even if our government is godless and evil.

    • marketcomp

      Abc, not one of the so called, “low-information (LI) voters can even begin to comprehend bombs exploding in any US city because they have all forgotten about 9/11/2001. These LI voters are dangerous to the republic. I hope Steven Spielberg and all of the Jewish democrats see that Obama and the UN are trying to eliminate the State of Israel with this move of giving Palestinian State recognition. I just hope and pray that Israel is strong enough to with stand this on slot of moves and positions to eliminate the State of Israel. No one knows where this will end!

      • We who believe in the Bible know where it will end… and God wins. 😀

        That said, I don’t think enough of the American Jewish voters will ever wake up, no matter how much evidence they have that not only dear leader, but a majority of “D”s are against Israel. 🙁

  • MiketheMarine

    Peace talks hell. I think Israel should line her tanks up tread to tread and flatten the whole dang place, buildings, people, bomb factories, rocket launch pads and all. But that’s just my opinion. You’d have better success negotiation with a coy than an hajji.

    • white531

      The only peace Israel ever has in the Middle East, is when they are hammering their enemies. Peace talks to the Palestinian leadership, is just an excuse to kill more Israeli citizens.

      • MiketheMarine

        Yep, it’s just taqqiya, nothing more. They don’t want peace. That isn’t in their plans.

  • Conniption Fitz

    E-1 is the area in question. It is an area that has already been agreed upon in several peace accords and belongs rightfully to Israel.
    “The Clinton parameters and the last proposal on the table at Annapolis both included Israel building in E-1. And as part of the negotiations between ‘moderate’ ‘Palestinian’ President Mahmoud AbbasAbu Mazen and Ehud K. Olmert, Abu Mazen had accepted that Israel would annex E-1 as well.”

    These people are playing despicable political games. It is total dishonesty.
    Problem is the greedy Islamists don’t want to recognize Israel. They want to destroy Jews.

    It’s written in Hamas’ charter and in the Koran.

    The UN, Hillary and Obama are being dishonest.

    Palestine never existed as a state.
    Never had a government, a currency.

    If they want a state, let it be far from Israel, far from West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem.

    Let them have part of Jordan or even part of the Sinai.

    • colliemum

      Kudos for quoting one of the top Israeli blogs!


  • Sober_Thinking

    Obama’s a little late to the party (again)… funny how like Benghzi, Obama sent out his lapdog Hillary to break the ice first. Once again, just like Muslim terrorists, he hides behind women.

    Israel has every right to do this. IT’S THEIR LAND!

    Obama is the biggest obstacle to peace in the middle east… not Israel. And Egypt is not going to be any help whatsoever.

  • WordsFailMe

    Forget about Iran. When is Netanyahoo going to send Israeli jets to bomb Washington?

  • Conniption Fitz

    The nation of Israel is tiny approx. 8,000 sq. miles, or about the size of New Jersey.

    That footprint is one-tenth of one percent of all the landmass in the Mid East, yet the world hates the Jews for ‘occupying’ this sliver on the coast at the supposed expense of the poor palestinians.

    These anti-Israel Islamists play the victim and use Alinsky tactics non-stop, calling Israel evil, oppressive, hostile, hateful, etc.

    This lie is perpetuated by the liberals, who along with the UN, ignore the real hate, racism, oppression, human rights abuses and atrocities of Islam.

    • TLaMana

      If you want to blame somebody, blame the U.N. They created this mess and the world has been paying for it ever since.

  • johnos2112

    Obama is the ultimate A-hole!

  • colliemum

    Just read this little report by Carl in Jerusalem, on his blog Israel Matzav:


    Washington and Obama knew about this beforehand.

    And then read this:
    “The truth about E-1” – by Elder of Ziyon:

    Pull quote:
    “The real issue is not “Palestinian contiguity” – any glance at a map shows that to be a lie, something reporters cannot be bothered to do – but Jerusalem. Palestinian Arabs, against all historical evidence, say that Jerusalem is “Palestinian” and an essential part of their hoped-for state. There is actually no reason a Palestinian Arab state must include parts of Jerusalem – right now, the PA is headquartered in Ramallah and functioning normally.

    The reason they want Jerusalem is not because of historic or legal ties. It is because they know that Jerusalem is the heart of the Jewish people and they want to wrench that away. Once they weaken Israel’s hold on the holy city they weaken Israel’s very existence. All the other arguments are simply obfuscations around that simple fact.”

    There are some excellent maps showing that the MSM are lying and using pali propaganda.


  • If I was Bibi, I would go and do the ribbon cutting at the next 10 story condominium. How do you like them apples?

    • FreeManWalking

      and tell the world that they are naming the building 0baminium after their ardent American Ally.

  • Israel will not tolerate being bullied. Not by the UN, the arabs, nor Obama.

  • Yazz55

    They should condemn the missiles being fired from gaza with such fervor.

    And I want to go on the record as supporting a two state solution…
    Judea & Samaria

  • This story is no different than the feds condemning a boarder state of the US for building a wall on the our southern boarder to aid in preventing illegals from crossing as easily.

  • mikeinidaho

    If I were Bibi, I would deliver a very personal message to Obama the muslim.
    I would fly to the US, walk up to him PUNCH HIS LIGHTS OUT, give him the finger
    then turn and walk away.

  • Joe

    I repeat myself

    Every American Jew who voted for Obama should be very ashamed of themselves!

    • FreeManWalking

      So true, but I think instead of ashamed, they should shoulder the BLAME.

  • Nukeman60

    The United States opposes all unilateral actions, including West Bank settlement activity and housing construction in East Jerusalem, as they complicate efforts to resume direct, bilateral negotiations, and risk prejudging the outcome of those negotiations.” – Mark Toner

    And the U.N.s decision to give Palestine statehood status in the middle of these talks wasn’t a unilateral action? Where’s the complaint about that? Or are the complaints supposed to be only against Israel, just like the cease-fires?

  • Haywoodjbl

    Not only should they settle they should put UP a Berlin Wall type of structure around all of Israel and make it clear that an attack by one Islamic nation will be considered to be guilty as well. Much like the Cuban situation when an attack (if it were to occur) from Cuba would be seen as an attack by the Soviet Union……

  • Orangeone

    I am giggling at the picture in my head of Bibi Netanyahu using a certain nonverbal communication to Barky Boy which involves a certain finger on either or both hands. Bibi is one intelligent man and one of the best world leaders there is.

    • kong1967

      Lol, but I’m sure he has too much class to flip someone off. I’ll do it for it for him….repeatedly.

      • Orangeone

        Thanks Kong!  I’ll join you 🙂

  • FreeManWalking

    Shouldn’t the that read,

    YWN – The Obama administration on Monday harshly criticized its top Mideast enemy, Israel…

  • kong1967

    I’m about to shock everyone here. I hate Obama more and more every day. He is a poor excuse to take air away from everyone else.

    Ok, not so shocking. 🙂

  • brendawatkins

    If the Palestinians really only wanted a state of their own they wouldn’t be so PICKY about where their state should be! They don’t want peace, I know it, you know it, the Israelis know it, and the whole freaking world KNOWS it!

  • Ubama does not deserve to stand in the presence of such a good man as Mr Netanyahu.