#2 Pat - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jim
    • 01.12.09 | 10:31 (IST)

    "Jerusalem is Arab/Muslim!" Sorry Pat. The war of 1967 ended with an armistice between Jordan and Israel by which the Green Line was recognized as the boundary of Israel. This includes West Jerusalem. So Israel gets that much legally. Anything more is out of the question unless Israel can talk the Pals into ceding land to them. That would be legal, too. But that is the only way Israel can legally acquire any more than she was granted by the armistice. Even purchase of palestinian land by Israeli citizens does not transfer the land to the State of Israel any more than a foreign company which purchases land in the USA can transfer that land to their home country. Her people can buy Palestinian land; but that does not shift that land West of the Green Line. Nor does it shift the Green Line Eastward.

    from the article: Livni to Sweden: Ditch EU plan on dividing Jerusalem
    First published 02:32 01.12.09 | Last updated 13:56 19.12.09
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