Assessment: Adding to the outrageousness of the American obsession with settlements, recent headlines include rumors that U.S. President Joe Biden is ignoring Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s request for a phone conversation because the president is allegedly upset over the settlement issue …
The United States and some European nations continue to demonstrate an obsession with Israeli “settlements” and isolated incidents by small groups of radical right-wing Israelis, mostly wayward youths, while completely ignoring the much larger issue of Palestinian violence, incitement and terrorism.
This obsession was made even clearer during a routine meeting several weeks ago at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs between diplomats and ambassadors from 16 European countries and Aliza Bin Noun, the director of the European Affairs Department.
“Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.”
But this is what the Lord Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the Lord” Malachi 1:4
According to a report on the Israeli Walla news site, the European representatives reportedly presented Bin Noun with a lengthy letter of protest over settler violence against Palestinians, settlement construction near Ma’ale Adumim and in eastern Jerusalem’s Givat Hamatos neighborhood, and the general situation in “Area C” in Judea and Samaria, more commonly known as the West Bank.
Bin Noun, however, refused to passively accept what she deemed to be their misguided obsession with the wrong issues.
“You are pissing me off,” she told them. “After everything the new Israeli government has been doing for the Palestinians, you come to complain?”
‘Respond clearly, even if response is not pleasant to European ear’