White House Chief of Staff calls Israel's existence 'occupation'
On Monday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, who was representing his boss, told the J Street convention that Israel must end 'more than 50 years of occupation
(Hat Tip: Eliyahu P
McDonough then described the alternate to a two-state agreement: a
one-state solution based on unilateral annexation and abandonment of
democratic rights for Palestinians that, he warned, “would only
contribute to Israel’s further isolation.” In other words, he said, more
divestment, boycotts and efforts to delegitimize Israel in the
“An occupation that has lasted more than
50 years must end,” McDonough said, one of several times he brought the
crowd to its feet.
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