When you hear about the conflict in the Middle East, the American junk food media often says that the region is unstable.
We can credit one country in the middle of the conflict.
Remember this year, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said publicly that Israel will continue building settlements and peace with Palestine isn't happening.
That helped push Netanyahu to win another term as the country's most controversial leader.
Netanyahu will come back to the United States to meet President Barack Obama again. This will be the first time they've meet. The last time Netanyahu came to the U.S., he was invited by the ex-Weeper John Boehner on the whim of a hotly contested election in Israel.
Netanyahu spoke to the Joint Session of Congress to denounce the Iranian deal. The president wasn't thrilled that he showed up to denounce the historic deal. The deal was proposed by the U.S. with assistance from China, Russia, Great Britain, Germany and France.
Obama and his administration behind the scenes hates dealing with him. The Netanyahu administration share the same mutual disdain.
Enter Ran Baratz, a media adviser who got the White House infuriated this month. This guy has appeared on conservative agitating media popping off.
He declared that President Obama is a modern day anti-Semite and said of Secretary of State John Kerry being the intellectual body of a 12 year old.
Netanyahu's choice of Baratz is pretty much, a middle finger to the president. Baratz is a hardliner who believes that Israel should wipe the Gaza Strip and West Bank off the map.
The junk food media immediately pounced on this figure after he shared some not so nice social media postings about America and the first Black president. He also went after the Israeli president Reuven Rivlin.
Rivlin, who is the president of the country doesn't have much power. He's basically the ceremonial and figurehead of the country. Netanyahu is the chief. The prime minister of Israel is the most powerful leader in the country.
Rivlin was mocked by Baratz for flying economy class and shaking hands with Muslim citizens. In other words, Rivlin is weak. He has gotten a share of death threats from extremists.
The P+6 deal is in effect and Iran is keeping its word on disarming. The deal will have a 10 year freeze on nuclear progress. They will have access to nuclear energy. The will have sanctions lifted accordingly.
Israel since its founding became a lightening rod to conflict. Many view Israel as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are clustered in Jerusalem’s Old City, including the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock shrine, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Many Muslims believe that the Israeli government has systematically punished the Palestinians with sanctions and unwarranted genocide.
When rumors of the Israeli government blocking access to a historical mosque, tension once again rose in the region.
In a 3:1 ratio, Israeli have killed Palestinians. The junk food media covered last month's tension.
A major escalation occurred at the outset of October, marked by daily stabbing assaults by "lone wolf" Palestinians, and other attacks by Palestinian terror cells, mainly in the contested Old City of Jerusalem and in East Jerusalem.sparking fears of a Third Intifada.
Commentators have variously analysed the phenomenon as the consequence of either a viral social-media campaign that may have influenced and motivated the Palestinian attackers, or as a result of frustration over the failure of peace talks to end the decades-long occupation and the suppression of human rights.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been accused of incitement to violence.
The mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat encouraged "licensed gun owners to carry their weapons to increase security."
During October, at least 68 Palestinians, were killed by Israel military and border police forces, 43 of whom were identified by the IDF as attackers in incidents such as stabbing, vehicular and gun attacks, though the interpretation of some of these incidents as 'terrorist' attacks has been questioned. In the same month, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society, Israeli operations aimed at suppressing or dispersing demonstrations and protests in many of which stones, rocks and Molotov cocktails are thrown, injured an estimated 8,262 Palestinians, 2,617 by gun wounds, 760 by live fire, 1,857 by rubber-coated steel bullets.
As of November, 817 violent demonstrations occurred as well as 851 stone throwing and 377 molotov cocktail incidents, in which one Israeli was killed.
Since the eve of Rosh Hashanah, 11 Israelis were killed by Palestinian violence. IDF have recorded 75 indiscriminate terrorist attacks by Palestinians against Israeli civilians and security forces, 43 of which were in the West Bank, 22 in the Jerusalem municipality, and 11 within the Green Line (excluding Jerusalem), in which 10 Israelis were killed. An Eritrean was shot and lynched after mistakenly identified as an attacker during the Beersheva bus station shooting and died later.
Israeli security forces arrested five members of a Hamas affiliated terror cell that killed 2 Israeli civilians on October 1.
The number of rocket attacks from Hamas lead Gaza strip increased in the same month.
In addition in early October, a 'lone wolf' Palestinian female bomber detonated a bomb in her car after being stopped on a road to Jerusalem, while yelling "Allahu Akbar."
The international community considers the use of indiscriminate attacks on civilian populations as illegal under international law.
Tensions will be on full display as Netanyahu visits the White House.
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