This post by Benjamin Studebaker is a worthy read and gives us much to think about. My personal feeling is that a two-state solution is the only humanitarian one. Governments run by men based on past biases unfortunately are responsible for the suffering of the younger generations who had no hand in the current circumstances. It is time for the hatred and brainwashing being passed down to our children to stop!! The world is war weary, children are growing up in a perpetual state of fear, and the citizens are at the mercy of warmongers who can’t let go of their egos.
The UN Security Council has passed Resolution 2334 by a vote of 14 to zero, with the United States choosing to abstain rather than exercise its veto. The resolution condemns Israel’s construction of settlements within the occupied Palestinian territories. The language is uncharacteristically blunt:
the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace
The 14 member states who voted in favor of the resolution include the remaining permanent members (Britain, France, Russia, and China) and all of the current non-permanent members (Angola, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims the resolution is “skewed against Israel” and Donald Trump agreed, tweeting:
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