A pro Trump rally in front of Trump Tower on Nov. 20 2016.
02 Dicembre, 2016, 13:07
Mick Napier, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said on Wednesday that the victory of Donald Trump who encouraged the Israeli regime to go ahead with their settlement constructions is a bad news for the Palestinian people.
The Israeli right has expressed particular satisfaction with Trump´s election win, viewing it as a sign to resume or accelerate settlement building in the Israel-occupied Palestinian territories, and even the end of the idea of an independent Palestinian state.
The Israeli anti-settlement NGO Ir Amim said that the Jerusalem municipality had chose to go ahead with the plan on Wednesday.
The municipality downplayed its decision, saying the plans were "not new and were approved years ago".
Expressions of alarm by an array of Jewish groups, including the Anti-Defamation League and the Reform movement, have not denied the pro-Israel posture of Breitbart and Bannon, but have focused on echoes of anti-Semitic theory and cant found elsewhere on the site and in Bannon's messaging for the Trump campaign.
Jerusalem's mayor, Israeli businessman Nir Barkat, has also since reiterated his calls for expanded settlement building in Jerusalem, and Israel's parliament last week backed a bill to retroactively legalise settlement outposts built on privately owned Palestinian land in the West Bank.
Education Minister and chairman of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett over the weekend approached President-elect Donald Trump's transition team with a request to avoid pushing for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, according to a report by Israeli daily Haaretz.
The worldwide community considers all settlements illegal and sees them as one of the biggest obstacles to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
"The unabated continuation of the settlement policy only serves to increase tensions on the ground and undermines the prospects for achieving a just and lasting peace", France's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.