Theresa May should make it clear to Benjamin Netanyahu that Britain is against further Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. Israel has been doing exactly what it wants for years and years. How can they say they want peace with the Arab nations and continue to behave like this.
The United Nations on 22nd March 1979 made itself very clear “that the policy and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967 have no legal validity and constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East” It does not matter how many resolutions the international community passes, as long as Israel has the unbending support of the U.S, they will continue to do as they wish.
It is time now for the U.S to show the rest of the world, especially the Arab world that they treat all countries according to their actions. Donald Trump has a chance to change the Arab view of America by using his influence to change the direction that Israel is going in. Until the U.S lean heavily on Israel, Israel will continue to frustrate peace.
I am not against Israel, the fact that Israel has managed to survive and be strong while being surrounded by enemies is something that they should be proud of but for their own sake, it is time to seriously commit to the peace process.