#124 Yes, arik - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jim
    • 14.11.09 | 23:47 (IST)

    The decision by the High Court of Israel is in full accord with 242 which calls for (1) the withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupited in the recent conflict, (2) termination of all claims or states of belligerency, and (3) respect for and aknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political independence of every state in the area. Moveover, the High Court decision in 2004 was delvered with the above principles in mind. It is a later and highly specific implementation of 242 and thus takes precedence over any earlier interpretations of the resolution. That the Israeli government chooses to ignore 242 and the more recent pronouncements of its own High Court says a lot about its attitude with respect to their own legal system I am of the opinion that that attitude can be summed up in one word: contempt.

    from the article: Abbas must unilaterally declare Palestinian state
    First published 01:45 13.11.09 | Last updated 17:44 14.11.09
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