I believe the World War II expression was, "How about a nice hot cup of לזיין אותך?":
Israel "seized" a swath of land in the West Bank just as Vice President Joe Biden was ending a visit there, reported the Associated Press.
In other words, in their own territory. So of course, the AP would misreport it that way.
The land "seizure", reported earlier by Israeli media, has already drawn a sharp rebuke from the United States.
Which means it was the right thing to do.
COGAT, the Israeli military body that oversees Palestinian civilian affairs, confirmed Wednesday that about 580 acres (235 hectares) near the West Bank city of Jericho were declared government land.
Finally, some eminent domain I can support.
Officials said the decision was enacted Sunday. However, the declaration was signed last Thursday, the same day Biden left the region, according to the land document provided to the AP by anti-settlement group Peace [i.e. Final Solution] Now. [emphasis added]
The anti-Semites running the American government will no doubt accuse Prime Minister Netanyahu of doing that deliberately. To which the only rational response is, "You're damned right, he did". And why not? After all the hostility and back-stabbings and profane cuss-outs and betrayals, all the way up to committing U.S. air forces to shoot down Israeli fighter-bombers when, as is inevitable, they attack Iran's nuclear sites to at least set back the existential threat to the Jews that Barack Obama has created - that is, going to war against Israel on the mullahs' behalf - a little digital disapprobation and defiance is more than appropriate. It's also Jerusalem telling The One that yes, he really is a lame duck, and after all that he has buggered them over in the past seven years, they owe him absolutely and utterly no consideration, no deference, no obeisance, and no bowing and curtsying.
I sure hope they're right about the lame duck part. Although, after last night, I don't think it'll matter all that much, frankly.
In any case, that context makes the Obama Regime reaction highly priceless:
Responding to Israeli media reports about the move, U.S. State [Commissariat] spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday that it was "the latest step in what appears to be an ongoing process of land expropriations, settlement expansions and legalizations of outposts that is fundamentally undermining the prospects for a two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
There is no "two-state solution," John. There never was, and there never will be. Israel is not, nor will it ever, commit national suicide to make you scumbags happy. Which is pretty much how you define it. If, on the other hand, you opted to be genuinely "honest brokers" you might actually notice that the Pals aren't remotely interested in your "two-state solution," either, and only play along with it because you're so tilted against their enemies. They're using you, you codswallopmongers, to gain enough literal (that's for you, Slow Joe) ground and resources to one day finish off the Jews once and for all. Doubtless after which you and the rest of Hitler's disciples would proclaim "peace in the Middle East at last".
That's the windy, unabridged version, John. Bibi just condensed it down to two fingers.
"We strongly oppose any steps that accelerate settlement expansion, which raise serious questions about Israel's long-term intentions," Kirby said.
No, John, their long-term intentions are clear: survival. With a little national sovereignty chaser. Maybe someday you animals will figure out that the Israelis don't give a לְחַרְבֵּן what you "strongly oppose," because they know that you strongly oppose them. Which is just about all of why you have zero influence with and over the Jewish state beyond the American pilots you'll be, if you guys get your wish, sending up to defend the means of making der fuhrer's lifelong dream come true.