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Pompeo Busts the “Occupation” Myth (summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert, Nov. 20, 2019)

By   /  November 20, 2019  /  History, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Pompeo Busts the “Occupation” Myth – Eugene Kontorovich (Wall Street Journal) Israeli settlements in the West Bank do not violate international law. That is now America’s official view, repudiating the conclusions of a 1978 State Department memorandum. The four-page 1978 memo written by legal adviser Herbert Hansell was hardly a thorough study and cited no precedent […]

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U.S. Policy Change on Israeli Settlements: A Long Awaited Correction – Dore Gold (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  History, Israel's legal case  /  No Comments

Nov. 19, 2019 U.S. Policy Change on Israeli Settlements: A Long Awaited Correction – Dore Gold (Israel Hayom) The U.S. has corrected its Middle East policy in an important way. The past legal determination that Israelis deciding to reside in the West Bank are doing so in violation of international law has always been deeply flawed. […]

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Summaries of 3 articles on legality of Israeli settlements by Daily Alert, with links

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  History, International, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 19, 2019 Israel’s Rights in the West Bank under International Law – Amb. Alan Baker Israel’s rights in the West Bank did not originate with the 1967 Six-Day War. The Balfour Declaration issued by the British government in 1917 acknowledged the indigenous presence and historic aspirations of the Jewish people to reestablish their historic national […]

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Israel’s Rights in the West Bank under International Law, by Amb. Alan Baker (Tablet via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  History, International, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 20, 2019 Israel’s Rights in the West Bank under International Law – Amb. Alan Baker Israel’s rights in the West Bank did not originate with the 1967 Six-Day War. The Balfour Declaration issued by the British government in 1917 acknowledged the indigenous presence and historic aspirations of the Jewish people to reestablish their historic national […]

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Full text of Pompeo’s statement on settlements (TOI)

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 19, 2019 Breaking with decades of policy, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declares Israel’s West Bank settlements not ‘inconsistent with international law’ Click here for full statement

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Propagating the False Narrative That Zionists Are ‘Anti-Palestinian’, by Yoni Michanie (JNS via Algemeiner)

By   /  October 17, 2019  /  Israel's legal case, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 13, 2019 Let me tell you how my guilt was decided before my case was ever presented. I went with my colleagues to hear Noura Erakat speak at Harvard Law School. Noura is a Palestinian-American lawyer and “human-rights” activist who vehemently opposes Zionism and Jewish self-determination. I sat quietly through the entire discussion and […]

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Israel’s Sovereignty Claims over the Jordan Valley Are Legitimate – Erielle Davidson (The Federalist via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 12, 2019  /  History, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Sept. 12, 2019 Israel’s Sovereignty Claims over the Jordan Valley Are Legitimate – Erielle Davidson Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu never used the word “annexation” on Tuesday regarding his plan to formalize Israeli sovereignty in the Jordan Valley. Instead, he spoke of “applying sovereignty.” There is a reason for his careful choice of wording, and for […]

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PA to Offer Financial Incentives to Palestinians Who Move to Jordan Valley – Khaled Abu Toameh and Tovah Lazaroff (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  incitement, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 20, 2019 PA to Offer Financial Incentives to Palestinians Who Move to Jordan Valley – Khaled Abu Toameh and Tovah Lazaroff The Palestinian Authority may offer grants to Palestinian university graduates who move to the Jordan Valley, PA Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh announced on Monday, ratcheting up the battle for Area C of the West […]

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THE EU BATTLES ISRAEL IN AREA C, by Hillel Frisch (J. Post)

By   /  August 16, 2019  /  double standards, friends/enemies, hypocricy, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 16, 2019 Like many offensives in history, the EU’s decision to battle Israel over control of Area C in Judea and Samaria was done clandestinely. Click here for full article

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Incendiary Balloons: A National Security Lawyer Witnesses Hamas War Crimes – Matthew J. Aiesi (Lawfare-Brookings via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 31, 2019  /  Human Rights, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 31, 2019 Incendiary Balloons: A National Security Lawyer Witnesses Hamas War Crimes – Matthew J. Aiesi (Lawfare-Brookings) News reports on incendiary balloon attacks on Israel that have destroyed more than 4,300 acres of land often fail to identify the balloons for what they are – a war crime. Traveling in Israel recently with a group […]

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