Obama to sign AIPAC-promoted trade bill that legitimizes Israeli occupation and fights BDS – Mondoweiss:
"The legislation references “any territory controlled by Israel” or “Israeli-controlled territories” seven separate times, making it the first U.S. legislation effectively defining Israel as including occupied Palestine, essentially recognizing the territory of Palestine and Israel as one entity."International law says that nations aren't supposed to take other nation's lands by military force, occupy, and incorporate them into their own. When they do, the rest of the world is supposed to shun them and apply pressure like economic boycotts to make them act like civilized people.
Israel took Palestinian land by military force force, is occupying (with military force) and slowly incorporating them into Israel. The rest of the world basically agrees that Israel is wrong and should pull out of Palestine but the US, due to lots AIPAC money paid to our politicians, simply ignores Israel's land theft and blocks all UN attempts at remediation. The US, Israel, and sometimes the UK are really the only countries in the world on this side of this argument.
Now, in the legislation above, we've basically made it harder for US people and businesses to shun the international law breaking Israel, in effect, legitimizing their military occupation.
We're on the wrong side of history on this one.
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