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September 25, 2016 / 22 Elul, 5776
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US Implicitly Backs Peace Now Petition to Destroy Outpost

The US considers a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria an international issue, so much so that a US official attending a hearing on an anti-outpost Peace Now petition.
Women and baby at Givat Asaf. A US Embassy officials attended a hearing on a Peace Now petition to story the community

Women and baby at Givat Asaf. A US Embassy officials attended a hearing on a Peace Now petition to story the community
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A U.S. embassy spokesman dismissed Schut’s appearance as being out of the ordinary, but Oppenheimer said he does not recall any American official having attending a court hearing on a petition to destroy an outpost.

The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel protested “the very presence of a diplomat in a legal debate about internal matters of the State of Israel.

“I think there is unhealthy and inappropriate intervention here on the part of the United States,” Nachi Eyal, the Legal Forum’s director, told The Times of Israel. ”What do the Americans want there? Do they want the judges to see that [the Americans] are there to oversee them?”

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is not hiding his cards. He is doing everything he can to keep the Arabs and Jews apart by trying to force to meet on his terms.

He was in Jordan on Wednesday and will meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday less than a month after his call to Oren, which was a highly undiplomatic act. Messages of disapproval of a foreign country’s tactical step are almost always delivered by lower-ranking officials.

So tell me, Mr. Kerry, “I am just wondering what are y’all doing here, trying to boot me out of my house in  the Hevron Hills, while the rest of the world is burning?”

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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