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4 Republican congresspeople ‘pledge’ to hold West Bank - jaxx - 07-18-2011 07:49 PM
4 Republican congresspeople ‘pledge’ to hold West Bank
According to a rightwing Israeli news site, settler lobbyist David Ha'Ivri met with four Republican congresspeople and got them to "pledge" to support settlements in the West Bank (language is vague). The congresspeople include Nan Hayworth (I live in her district), Michael Grimm (he took a district in Staten Island/Brooklyn in the last election, and raised rightwing Jewish money to do so and has taken hardline positions on Israel), Allen West of Florida (who knocked off progressive-on-everything-but-Palestine Alan Grayson) and Pete Sessions of Texas.
The trend reinforces the point that Republicans are drawing the line on the West Bank, they regard it as Israel. And they surely have a financial interest in doing so.
Drawing the line on the Democratic side, Jeffrey Goldberg says this Republican trend is dangerous to Israel, because it must remain a Jewish-majority country. And he does the usual pinkwashing. He brags on Israel's gay-pride parade and says Michelle Bachmann, who also supports the settlements, would be upset by that.
This undermines PBO in the effort to go to pre 1967 lines in Israel.
And Jeff Sessions needs to mind his own backyard.
ps....this may be a rightwing site, it's all over the place on things.