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International Legal Expert: Widespread Global Criticism of Settlement ‘Regulation Law’ Passed by Knesset Is Unwarranted By Barney Breen-Portnoy (Algemeiner via FLAME)

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Feb. 9, 2017

The widespread global criticism of the settlement “Regulation Law” passed by the Israeli parliament earlier this week is unwarranted, an international legal expert told The Algemeiner on Wednesday.

Referring to the law, which was approved by the Knesset on Monday by a 60-52 margin, Dr. Eugene Kontorovich—a professor at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law and head of the international law department at the Kohelet Policy Forum—asserted, “Every single thing being said about it is a misnomer.”

“For example,” he stated, “it does not violate international law. There has never been a principle of international law that one cannot take property with compensation…”

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