Posted by Arab American Institute on June 07, 2017 in Blog

For decades, the United States has simultaneously protested Israel’s occupation of Palestine in rhetoric, while actively shielding Israel from real accountability for that illegal occupation. This approach has allowed Israel to act with impunity, expanding settlements throughout the Palestinian territories, in direct violation of international law, and systematically violating a wide-range of basic Palestinian human rights. Since the start of the so-called “peace process”, Israel’s illegal settler population in the occupied territories has grown by more than 400%, destroying the viability of Palestinian independence and self-determination.