2. Problems with International Law - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    Israel is a signatory to the Geneva Conventions and is a member of the United Nations, thus, she is subject to international laws and treaties, including those that state very clearly, and unoquivocally, that an a nation can not acquire land through military conquest. This is very simple and straightforward, and all UN resolutions addressing the Golan Heights have repeated this over and over again. The fact that most Israelis can't seem to comprehend shows the level of ignorance and ingenious attitudes that the country has for International Laws and treaties. Israel has the military capacity to take on 50 Syrias, and to win convincingly. Israel has the nuclear deterent; what is she worried about? What is all this nonsense? Maybe, just maybe, it is her expansionist policies masquerading as a defense strategy. Just look at the facts on the ground. The international community is neither blind, nor stupid.

    from the article: Report: Syria willing to consider phased Golan pullout
    First published 02:23 02.03.10 | Last updated 09:24 02.03.10
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