Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Legal Links

This is how Reuters reports on the legality of the Jewish communities in Yesha:-

The United Nations deems all Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal. Israel captured the territory in a 1967 war and Palestinians seek to make the West Bank part of a future state that includes the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. Palestinians say settlements would deny them a viable country. Israel cites historical and Biblical links to the West Bank and Jerusalem and says the future of settlements should be decided in peace talks.

Just historical and Biblical links?

What about the San Remo Conference decision, the one that

decided on April 24, 1920 to assign the Mandate [for Palestine] under the League of Nations to Britain

That was a legal link.  Actually, there were three

...which may be termed the founding documents of mandated Palestine and the modern Jewish state of Israel that arose from it. These were the [above-mentioned] San Remo Resolution of April 25, 1920, the Mandate for Palestine conferred on Britain by the Principal Allied Powers and confirmed by the League of Nations on July 24, 1922, and the Franco-British Boundary Convention of December 23, 1920. These founding documents were supplemented by the Anglo-American Convention of December 3, 1924 respecting the Mandate for Palestine.

Can you depend on Reuters?



lambchowder said...
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lambchowder said...

fast forward from San Remo:
"His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country"

Considering all you've done is disparage Palestinian rights, to euphemize your modern day Pogroms...