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Israeli Settlements and International Law (Israeli Embassy in Nigeria)

By   /  November 25, 2019  /  Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

From 2017: Attempts to present Jewish settlement in West Bank territory (ancient Judea and Samaria) as illegal and “colonial” in nature ignores the complexity of this issue, the history of the land, and the unique legal circumstances of this case.       ​The Historical Context Jewish settlement in the territory of ancient Judea and […]

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Israeli Settlements Are a Political, Not a Legal Issue – Douglas J. Feith (National Review via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 25, 2019  /  History, International, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 25, 2019 Israeli Settlements Are a Political, Not a Legal Issue – Douglas J. Feith (National Review) In his statement about the legality of Israel’s West Bank settlements, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made four main points. First, the settlements are not “inherently illegal.” Second, the West Bank’s fate should be determined through negotiations. Third, […]

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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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For those under the misconception that the Israelis are “on Arab land”. “Nothing could be further from the truth.” Jerome S. Kaufman (Israel Commentary via TZC Newsletter)

By   /  June 28, 2019  /  History, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Jun. 14, 2019 By Eugene W. Rostow, former US Assistant Secretary of State, (1966-l969) and former Dean of the Yale Law School and primary producer of the pertinent UN Resolution 242 The True Story of the Israeli Settlements (The communities of Judea, Samaria and Gaza)  United Nations Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338. Resolution 242, adopted after the Six-Day […]

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Israel Lashes Out at Airbnb after Company Pulls Listings of West Bank Home Rentals, by Glenn Fleishman (Fortune via Daily Alert) & a second related article by NGO Monitor (via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  BDS, double standards, hypocricy, International, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Nov. 20, 2018 Israel Lashes Out at Airbnb after Company Pulls Listings of West Bank Home Rentals – Glenn Fleishman Airbnb announced on Monday it will remove all listings by Jews in the West Bank, an Israeli-controlled disputed territory. In response, Israel said it would act to restrict Airbnb in the country, and encouraged affected Airbnb […]

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