Settlements - A Jewish Country
Eli E. Hertz
Spokesperson United States Department of State
On July 27, 2016, Mr. Kirby described Israeli settlement activities as "land seizures" and "corrosive to the cause of peace".
Here is what the U.S. Congress felt about the Jewish desire to reclaim and rebuild their Homeland in Palestine:
"Palestine of today , the land we know as Palestine, was peopled by the Jews from the dawn of history until the Roman era. It is the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people. They were driven from it by force by the relentless Roman military machine and for centuries prevented from returning. At different periods various alien people succeeded them but the Jewish race had left an indelible impress upon the land.
Today it is a Jewish country. Every name, every landmark, every monument and every trace of whatever civilization remaining there is still Jewish. And it has ever since remained a hope, a longing, as expressed in their prayers for these nearly 2,000 years. No other people has ever claimed Palestine as their national home. No other people has ever shown an aptitude or indicated a genuine desire to make it their homeland."
U.S. Congressional Record
1922 House of Representatives