DAILY BASKET – NEWS COMMENTARY
Israel’s Response Loud and Clear
MARSAL COMMENTS: In response to the recent Arab Summit meeting in Jordan, Israel went ahead and approved the building of a new settlement in Palestinian territory. This was the very next day after the end of the Arab meeting!
Interestingly, this settlement is for the Israelis who were evicted from Amona, the illegal settlement that they had forcibly occupied. Israel corrected an illegal act by implementing another illegal act!
This is also in response to President Trump’s request to Israel to postpone building new settlements until a clearer picture of the Palestinian problem develops. Has a clear picture developed now? Or does Israel know something we don’t about Trump, who is under fire from all directions?
Is this the hair that will break the camel’s back? Not likely, this is only one of 126 illegal Israeli settlements.
NEGATIVE FOR: Palestinians and the Arabs
POSITIVE FOR: Israel
IMPACT POTENTIAL: Medium
TIME SCOPE: Short Term