#3 Laws are not retrospective, Jorge - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 25.01.10 | 05:13 (IST)

    J: "IF FACTS ON THE GROUND IRRELEVANT All of Europe should be redrawn, the U.S should return Texas, California and New Mexico to Mexico, Alaska to Russia, if I go on I would fill many pages" No, because all of the examples you mention were carried out during the time of colonial expansionism, which is an age that is long since past. Indeed, most of the examples you mention were accomplished by TREATIES, and a BILATERAL INTERNATIONAL TREATY is the very antithesis of a "fact on the ground". So ask yourself these two simple questions: Q1: Can Britain do now what it did so often in the 18th century, even if it had the means to do so? Q2: Can Israel point to any TREATY that says it has the right to annex those colonies? The answers are: A1: No. A2: No. So sorry, but Israel missed the boat when it came to the Age of Colonial Expansionism, and that boat ain't never comin' back.

    from the article: Olmert's negotiator: Full Mideast peace impossible
    First published 01:57 25.01.10 | Last updated 17:01 25.01.10
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