Does the US Support Israeli Crimes against Palestinians?
The United States is implicated in Israeli crimes against humanity committed against Palestinians who have fought for decades for freedom and the right to live in dignity on their land.
The United States holds a significant portion of accountability for the violence in Palestine. By providing "Israel" with unwavering backing on all three of its fronts—militarily, diplomatically, and politically. US. the policy has perpetuated the conflict and crimes of the Israeli occupation. Despite its demands for a peaceful end to the conflict in the occupied Palestinian land, the U.S. continues to support the militarization of the conflict by giving the Israeli military direct and indirect military support.
The corporate media in the United States frequently reports Israeli military attacks in occupied Palestine as if the U.S. is an innocent party in the conflict. However, the United States has played a crucial role in the decades-long conflict by contributing arms, financial backing, and U.N. vetoes. In the U.N. Security Council, the United States has used its veto 82 times in diplomatic ways, 44 of which have defended "Israel" from criticism for atrocities or human rights abuses.
Based on several factors, including the United States' steadfast domestic support for "Israel" and its security, shared Middle East strategic objectives, shared commitment to democratic values, and historical ties stemming from the United States' support for "Israel's" establishment in 1948, the United States and "Israel" have maintained strong bilateral relations. These ties have been strengthened and cemented largely because of U.S. foreign aid. The U.S.
Notably, the U.S. media and politicians have blamed Palestinians for almost all the violence in the region and have framed flagrantly disproportionate, indiscriminate, and unlawful Israeli assaults as a reasonable response to Palestinian acts. While Israelis murdered hundreds of Palestinians, destroyed thousands of Palestinian houses, and captured more Palestinian territory, the typical narrative from U.S. officials depicts that "Israel" has the right to protect itself, never Palestinians have the right to defend themselves.
The United States is involved in Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against Palestinians, who have fought for freedom and the right to live in dignity on their land for many years. Yet, for nearly three and a half decades, one of the most prominent aspects of U.S foreign policy has been the tight ties with "Israel."
Additionally, coordinated military drills and the manufacture of weapons are part of the U.S. and "Israel's" military relationship. The Israeli military has tested drone technology in Gaza with help from the United States. In the U.N. Security Council, the United States has used its veto 82 times in diplomatic ways, 44 of which have been to protect Israel from being held responsible for war crimes or human rights breaches.
Moreover, with the United States preventing any accountability in the Security Council, "Israel" has taken control of ever-increasing amounts of Palestinian land in the West Bank and the Eastern part of occupied Al-Quds, uprooted ever-increasing numbers of Palestinians from their homes, and responded to the resistance of largely unarmed people with ever-increasing violence, detentions, and restrictions.
Furthermore, on the political level, pro-"Israel" organizations, such as the American "Israel" Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), have played a remarkable role in influencing U.S. legislators to support "Israel" without conditions. Therefore, the United States' continuous support of "Israel" at a high level stems not from a desire to ensure its survival but rather from a desire for Israel to maintain its military and political domination of the region and its political sway over the Palestinian people.
In response to the most recent atrocity, U.S. President Joe Biden, who has a long history of endorsing Israeli crimes, insisted on "Israel's right to protect itself" and naively expressed hope that "this would be closing down sooner than later". Also, dishonorably opposing a request for a ceasefire at the U.N. Security Council was his ambassador's behavior. Biden's statements on the conflict resembled those of the presidents of the United States from earlier eras.
Most importantly, the bill introduced by Representative Betty McCollum demands that U.S. funds to Israel not be used "to encourage the military detention of Palestinian children, the illegitimate seizure, and destruction of Palestinian property, and the forced displacement of civilians in the West Bank, or further cession of Palestinian land in violations of international law", needs to be pushed on every member of Congress.
"Israel" continues to exert control over Gaza's territory, airspace, port, energy, water, telecommunications, and demographic database. In addition, "Israel" denies Gaza access to necessities like food, medication, fuel, and services.
The United States is implicated in Israeli crimes against humanity committed against Palestinians who have fought for decades for freedom and the right to live in dignity on their land. Unfortunately, the United States greatly aided and abetted the long-lasting catastrophe that affected the Palestinian people. Now that their country and, in many cases, their culpability in this atrocity has come to light, U.S. leaders and legislators must act swiftly to change U.S. policy and defend the full human rights of all Palestinians.