Embassy decision has negative effects

first_imgThe Trump administration’s hasty and thoughtless proposal to move the U.S. embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has already had negative repercussions. It has emboldened the Likud Party to push for annexation of West Bank territories, making a two-state solution even more implausible.The description of Israel as an apartheid state, while offensive to many, is becoming more accurate. And Congress, by not pushing back against the administration’s actions is complicit in making a bad situation worse. Instead of casting votes that limit the free speech of U.S. citizens who support the boycott divestment sanctions movement, Congress must focus on urging our ally Israel to behave in a manner that truly will bring statehood and justice to Palestinians. I urge you to educate yourself about the injustices that a 50-year occupation of the West Bank have brought about, and to acknowledge that there are both fanatics and reasonable people on both sides of the Green Line. Before blindly supporting Israeli policy — a policy designed only to annex and repress — I suggest you read the book, “Kingdom of Olives and Ash” to get a sense of the oppression that residents of the West Bank face on a daily basis.Gary GrillCanaanMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Smalling, Sanchez extend loan deals

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Red Devils attack Palace I wanted Manchester United exit after one training session — Sanchez US billionaire completes takeover of AS Roma Manchester United duo Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez have extended their loan deals at Roma and Inter Milan respectively.Smalling has impressed for Roma during the 2019-20 campaign, making 30 appearances in all competitions, while Sanchez has scored once in 19 outings for Inter since arriving last summer. Both players had been due to return to Old Trafford at the start of July, but a statement on the English club’s official website has confirmed that the duo will finish the 2019-20 Serie A campaign at Roma and Inter.“Manchester United pair Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez will both see out the remainder of the 2019/20 domestic campaign in Italy, after the decision was made to extend their loan contracts with Roma and Inter Milan respectively,” read the statement from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.Roma are allegedly keen to sign Smalling on a permanent deal this summer, although Inter are not thought to be interested in signing Sanchez on a long-term basis at this stage.Inter are currently third in Serie A as they chase down the top two, while Roma occupy fifth spot in the table, nine points off fourth-placed Atalanta BC on the same number of games.Tags: Alexis SanchezAS Romachris smallingOld Traffordlast_img read more