BLINKEN’S SCOREBOARD “actions that could raise tensions” – 4 for Israel 1
for Palestinians (no mention of Palestinian violence)
Dr. Aaron Lerner 27 March 2022

BLINKEN’S SCOREBOARD “actions that could raise tensions”:

1. Settlement expansion
2. Settler violence
3. Demolitions
4. Evictions of families from homes they’ve lived in for decades

1. Payments to individuals convicted of terrorism
[Not mentioned: Palestinian violence. Illegal Palestinian construction,
Palestinian destruction of archeological and other evidence of the Jewish
presence in Judea and Samaria in the biblical period and onwards, and much

1. Incitement to violence

Statements by and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Foreign Media Adviser)

Statement by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after meeting today with
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (Sunday, 27 March 2022):

“Today, we also discussed ways to foster a peaceful Passover, Ramadan and
Easter across Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, particularly in Jerusalem, a
city of such profound importance to Jews, to Christians, to Muslims. And
that means working to prevent actions on all sides that could raise
tensions, including settlement expansion, settler violence, incitement to
violence, demolitions, payments to individuals convicted of terrorism,
evictions of families from homes they’ve lived in for decades. It’s a
message that I’ll be underscoring in all of my meetings on this trip.

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