July 19, 2012

Israel Can't Ignore World's Opinion

J. J. Goldberg, Forward

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A friend wrote in last week to dispute my critique of Israeli judge Edmond Levy’s settlements report. Levy claimed the West Bank isn’t “occupied” under international law, and therefore settlements aren’t illegal. I wrote that while his interpretation squares with the language of the relevant treaties, not one nation in the world accepts it, so it’s meaningless.

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TAGGED: West Bank, Palestine, Israel, Settlements


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