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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

why is the United States pressuring israel to stop the settlements in the West Bank?

Do they want the West Bank to be part of Israel or the future Palestinian state? (If there will be one)

8 Answers

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    The West Bank is considered occupied territory. Meaning, the Israeli's are the occupying power in a foreign country. So, the 1949 Geneva Convention states that an occupying power will not settle their citizens in an occupied territory. Israel has, and is, doing just that. So, the settlements are illegal.

    In my opinion, this could all be settled if the world would renounce all religion and begin to treat each other as equals...but, it's just a pipe dream of mine :)

  • 1 decade ago

    You forgot one word..."illegal" settlements in the west bank. This problem cannot be solved by the US, who allies with Israel, and arms their enemies at the same time.

  • 1 decade ago

    That's the greatest contention between Isaeli Jews and Palestinian arabs.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    To try and create some peace in the region, while Palestinians are still getting dispossessed from their land peace is impossible and things like terrorism and insurgency are encouraged.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's just another example of American appeasement. Our leaders think that if we pander to one Islamic group then they all will love us. I know that there are many Muslims that love America but there are radicals who we think we can convince to love us and not terrorize us because we are backing an Islamic cause.

  • 1 decade ago

    If Israel makes those settlements, violence will occur. Basically, people would die.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. Us Americans are (mostly) tired of fighting overseas (for now) and don't want to have to chose sides with or against Isreal AND we want the middle-eastern scene to calm for a while.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    It is not merely the US, but the entire world, you schmuck

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