From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article by Rebecca Vilkomerson was published by Boston Globe on January 27, 2017.
“The Trump administration is setting the stage for provocative moves that strengthen the agenda of the far right in Israel. Emboldened by the new administration’s proposal to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and the appointment of settlement funder David Friedman as the new US ambassador, the Israeli government accelerated its settlement expansion with announcements this week of new construction and deregulation in areas of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. These alarming moves are indications of the Trump administration completely aligning US policy with endorsement of Israel’s policies of occupation, displacement, and apartheid.“
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