June 26, 2020

The U.S. greenlighting annexation is a greenlight for China’s abuses

By ​Coby Goldberg

Across the sea from America, a leader who has been in power for more than a decade is laying the groundwork for a land grab. His military was always capable of imposing its will, being far stronger than any that could offer resistance. But the broad condemnation that was sure to meet such a violation of international law had held him back. Now, with an administration in Washington that takes a transactional approach to foreign policy, he found an opportunity to act.

On July 1st, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to begin deliberations on the annexation of parts of the West Bank, currently under Israeli military occupation. The Trump Administration is said to be mulling an endorsement of the move, and prominent Senate Republicans are nudging him forward. American backing of the Israeli decision is “critical to locking in the progress your administration has made,” they wrote in a letter to the President.

Nearly 5,000 miles east of Jerusalem, the Chinese Communist Party is watching.

Read the full article in The Forward.

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