This is what cultural genocide in Israel looks like
Obama raps Israeli plans for 1,300 Jewish settler homes
US President Barack Obama has criticised Israeli plans to build some 1,300 settler homes in East Jerusalem.
Speaking in Indonesia, he said neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians were making the extra effort needed for a breakthrough in stalled peace talks.
The chief Palestinian negotiator has urged the international community to recognise a Palestinian state in response to Israel's latest plans.
The row over settlements has caused the re-launched peace talks to break down.
The Palestinians are refusing to go back to the negotiations without a stop to settlement building on the territory they want as their future state.
Constructing settlements on occupied Palestinian land is illegal under international law, but Israel disputes this.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has previously floated the idea of going to the United Nations to declare statehood as one option if peace talks collapse, but only after seeking support from Washington.
look at the map of land Israel has stolen off Palestinians, and continue to steal with this announcement of 1300 more settlements, this is what cultural genocide looks like. Obama, for all the talk has done bugger all walk, that may suggest that the power of Israel lobbyists in Washington is simply so vast that no democratic leader can seriously challenge it, which means Abbas should bypass America and declare statehood at the UN.
America simply cares about who they sell their guns to, and the billions in 'military aid' to Israel which have to be re-spent on the American military industrial complex as a perverse corporate welfare technique mean it is the paranoid fears of Israeli's that drive the occupation which are listened to, not the suffering of the Palestinian people.
Israel has no interest in peace, and America doesn't make money from peace. You have to work for peace.