Israel ups the ante for East Bank settlements


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lurches even further to the right, and thanks to Washington, we presume he’ll get away with his latest land grab, and it makes no difference whether Clinton or Trump wins in November.

The big winners will be ISIS and others of their ilk.

From United Press International:

The Israeli government agreed Sunday to devote $20 million more in financing to Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

The move underscores the country’s more right-leaning orientation and has raised the ire of some politicians, as well as the Palestinians, the New York Times reported.

The money will be added to $87.9 million the Israeli government already has marked for allocation for the nation’s enclaves in the occupied West Bank, Haaretz.com reported.

Palestinian officials called the move a “slap on the face” for the international community.

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