Thursday, April 5, 2012

As a followup to my posts of 30 Mar, 1 Apr and 2 Apr, I offer the following news article that appeared on Arutz 7 this morning.  The information is very self explanatory and should become obvious as to why I wanted to bring the news item to your attention.

Expert: 'Settlements' Are Legal, Look at the UN Documents

Former ambassador Dr. Meir Rosenne: The Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are legal. International law says this.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 4/5/2012, 1:16 AM

Judea and Samaria
Flash 90
Dr. Meir Rosenne, former Israeli ambassador to the United States and France, said on Wednesday that the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are legal and that this is true under international law.
Rosenne spoke to Arutz Sheva a day after the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in The Hague rejected a complaint filed by the Palestinian Authority against Israel for alleged war crimes during "Operation Cast Lead" in Gaza in 2009.
The prosecutor explained that only states can file a complaint with the International Criminal Court, noting that the PA is only an observer at the United Nations and not a member state.
Dr. Rosenne noted that “the PA is not a country. It has a Palestinian Authority and Hamas which controls Gaza but they have no country. All UN documents dealing with Resolution 242 do not mention the word Palestinian.”
He added that although some people may not be aware of this, under international law the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria have full legal status.
“American jurists such as former ICJ President Stephen Schwebel have said that Israel has more rights to Judea and Samaria,” said Rosenne. “Any legal expert who looks at the UN documents will see that there is no such concept as the West Bank or the occupied territories, but rather Judea and Samaria. That is the terminology that appears in the most official documents.”
Dr. Rosenne added that according to the Geneva Convention, all the Jewish communities are legal, saying, “Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention says that an occupying power cannot forcibly move citizens to occupied territory. This was true during World War II when the Germans forcefully moved German citizens to occupied Polish territories. In our case, Israel never occupied Judea and Samaria. Judea and Samaria is an area that has never belonged to another country. Jordanian occupation was never recognized, just as the Egyptian occupation of Gaza was not recognized. The fate of these areas should be determined by negotiations among the parties. The settlers never forcibly entered anywhere, nor were they moved there, so they are perfectly legal.”
He also noted that, according to the Geneva Convention, terrorists imprisoned in Israel should not be considered prisoners of war.
“The Geneva Convention states that a prisoner of war is a man who openly carried weapons and wore uniforms and respected the laws of war,” said Rosenne. “The terrorists do not carry arms openly, they do not have uniforms and they do not respect the laws of war when they kill children. They are not party to the conflict because no Arab state has adopted them. Nevertheless, Israel allows every terrorist to meet with an attorney.”

I live in Judea and have an Israeli Identification Card.  In other words, I am a full Israeli citizen with all the privileges and obligations, like someone living in Tel Aviv (I am privileged to pay taxes just like those real citizens) .  In this world of untruth I am talked about as a settler in occupied territory throughout the Jew hating media and even by the Jew hating left of Israel, the Knesset and even the Israeli Supreme Court.  We truly do live in a time of fantasy and fortunately it is coming to an end soon.  I personally have had enough.  Dayenu.

1 comment:

  1. I agree!
    This is Inernational LAW!!
    The world really has it wrong, they hate the JEWS and so do the Jewish-in-name-only Israeli left wing Jews!!
    Hang in there brother, HaMashiach will come within a few years up to a few decades max, you will greet him in the land of Holy Israel where our Biblical Forefathers lived :) Be strong & ignore the evil Israeli left and the evil non Jews.