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Support for Settlements Is Hurting America’s Soul

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22.09.2021

When even supposedly liberal states, such as New Jersey, begin swinging their anti-BDS laws at Unilever over Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop sales in West Bank settlements, it is safe to say: the settlement project, after having corrupted Israeli society almost to the point of no return (I am being optimistic here), is now corrupting America.

To be fair, this didn’t start with the anti-BDS legislation. America’s unwavering support for Israel has long been in contradiction with American values (like many other US actions, laws, and practices, but that’s another story). For instance, the US time and again parted ways with other democracies by exercising its veto power in the UN to shield Israel from criticism.

During Trump’s years, with the sociopath-in-charge gleefully running roughshod over long-established policies and norms, the erosion of the US’s international standing greatly intensified. The........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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