#23 No, and no, voice of reason - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 23.04.10 | 06:18 (IDT)

    VoR: "Has East Jerusalem been formally annexed by Israel making it (from an israeli legal standpoint) part of Israel," No. Israel has never FORMALLY annexed East Jerusalem. What it has done is insist on extending ISRAELI DOMESTIC LAW to all of Jerusalem i.e. to claim "legal jurisdiction" over the city, not "sovereignty". VoR: "or does the state of Israel formally consider it to be occupied territory?" No. Definitely not. An occupying power is absolutely forbidden to apply its own domestic laws to occupied territory, and since Israel has done exactly that then Israel can not consider any part of it to be occupied. Or, in short: Israel is playing a kindergarden game of "let's pretend" w.r.t. Jerusalem. Follow this link for a very good paper on this: http://www.mepc.org/journal_vol5/9701_lustick.asp

    from the article: Leftists to Elie Wiesel: Occupied Jerusalem can't be holy
    First published 19:54 22.04.10 | Last updated 18:11 25.04.10
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