Israel Freaks Out as Gabriel Boric’s Elections Signals New Direction for Chile
Chile’s new president, however, is far from a radical and has gone out of his way to distance himself from other socialist governments currently under American attack. He has long been a critic of Venezuela and the administration of Nicolas Maduro. In November, he also wrote off the elections in Nicaragua (won by leftist President Daniel Ortega) as a “sham,” even going so far as to extend his “solidarity” to Cristina Chamorro Barrios, leader of an ultra-conservative party and a prominent member of Nicaragua’s most powerful family.
No wonder Biden approves!
Palestinian elections may be doomed to fail if US and Israel interfere again
With the first Palestinian elections in 15 years planned for later in 2021, many fear that Israel and the US will again meddle in the democratic process. This has sparked much debate over whether the elections are set up to fail.
PLO lays forth conditions for Palestine to restore ties with US
The committee agreed to restore ties with the US if the new administration allows for the PLO office in Washington to resume its work.
Other conditions include withdrawing support for Israeli plans to extend its sovereignty over parts of the West Bank and settlement activity and resuming two-state solution discussions.
Trump sells out future of global food security for Morocco-Israel normalization deal
Israel, Morocco agree to normalise relations in US-brokered deal
As part of the agreement, US President Donald Trump agreed to recognise Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara, where there has been a decades-old territorial dispute with Morocco pitted against the Algeria-backed Polisario Front, a breakaway movement that seeks to establish an independent state in the territory.
What Biden owes the Palestinians
Fortunately, there are promising signs that Biden will take a very different approach from his predecessor. Resolution 2334 passed because U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, then in its final days, decided not to veto it. The order came from Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser at the time, who is now said to be on Biden’s short list for secretary of state.
Of course, Biden himself was vice president in the Obama administration, and in 2014, he told Netanyahu, “I don’t agree with a damn thing you say.” Other projected Biden administration appointees — including incoming chief of staff Ron Klain — all oppose illegal Israeli settlement activity.