Odd Man Out
America lets Israel get away with murder.
by Stephen Lendman
It's America's accustomed role. It's longstanding. It lets Israel get away with murder and much more.
Washington's support permits Israel to commit repeated crimes of war, against humanity, slow-motion genocide, and countless other human and civil rights abuses too grave to ignore.
America stands defiant. Israel's worst crimes are generously funded and backed. Security Council resolutions condemning Israel are blocked.
Israel spurns various measures passed. Washington's support assures impunity.
Israel's lawless settlement construction demands world community action. It's long past time for measures with teeth to stop it. International law is clear and unambiguous. Israeli settlements are illegal. Fourth Geneva's Article 49 states:
"Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive."