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Gush Shalom

12-11-2020 De IsraŽlische vredesorganisatie Gush Shalom heeft Joe Biden en Kamela Harris gefeliciteerd met hun overwinning is de strijd om het presidentschap. Gush Shalom noemt Trump een foute vriend die IsraŽl dieper in het moeras van bezetting en onderdrukking heeft geduwd, terwijl het vrede met zijn Palestijnse buren nodig heeft.

 

Gush Shalom, the Israeli Peace Bloc, congratulates Joe Biden and Kamela Harris for their hard-fought victory and their impending entry into the White House. This is a great day for the whole world. We congratulate American democracy which managed to shake off and oust a President who trampled on the most basic of democratic norms and still persists in futile efforts to cling to his fading power.

As Israelis, we welcome the removal of a false friend who caused enormous damage to the State of Israel by pushing our country ever deeper into the mire of occupation and oppression, who distanced Israel from peace with its Palestinian neighbors - the vitally needed peace which is essential for our future and without which agreements with distant countries are completely worthless.

We hope that President Biden, though having many other urgent tasks awaiting him, will return the Palestinian issue to the forefront of US policy in the Middle East. In particular - that he will act in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution stating that West Bank settlements are illegal. Biden himself, as the Vice President in the Obama Administration, was among that resolution's' prime movers.

Bron: Gush Shalom