Monday, June 22, 2009

The Truth on Settlements

NYU-based British historian Tony Judt has an excellent editorial in today's New York Times, explaining the true nature of Israeli settlements on the West Bank. He notes that they are not small bands of pioneers working the land, but massive towns and cities, subsidized by American tax dollars, and that all settlements in the West Bank violate international law. Judt suggests the United States "dismiss Mr. Netanyahu for the cynic he is and remind Israelis that all their settlements are hostage to American goodwill."