Home Title Index Topic Index Sources Directory News Releases Sources Calendar RSS Sources Select News RSS Feed

Trump's Transition Team Colluded With Israel. Why Isn't That News?

Hasan, Mehdi
http://theintercept.com/2017/12/05/michael-flynn-jared-kushner-israel-settlements-trump/

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  05/12/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article

Hasan asks the question: why aren't more members of Congress or the media discussing the Trump transition team's pretty brazen collusion with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to undermine both U.S. government policy and international law?

Abstract: 
-

Excerpt:

Thanks to Mueller's ongoing investigation, we now know that prior to President Donald Trump's inauguration, members of his inner circle went to bat on behalf of Israel, and specifically on behalf of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, behind the scenes and in opposition to official U.S. foreign policy. That's the kind of collusion with a foreign state that has gotten a lot of attention with respect to the Kremlin – but colluding with Israel seems to be of far less interest, strangely.

Here's what we learned last week when Mueller's team unveiled its plea deal with Trump's former national security adviser, retired Gen. Michael Flynn. In December 2016, the United Nations Security Council was debating a draft resolution that condemned Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied territories as a "flagrant violation under international law" that was "dangerously imperiling the viability" of an independent Palestinian state.

Sources-journalists use the sources website to find you


AlterLinks
c/o Sources


© 2018. The information provided is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form or by any means (whether electronic, mechanical or photographic), or stored in an electronic retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher. The content may not be resold, republished, or redistributed. Indexing and search applications by Ulli Diemer and Chris DeFreitas.