SDHD: "To acquire 'other folk`s territories,' those territories would have had to belong to those 'other folks' in the first place" That argument is clearly flawed. This is an example of "state succession", where the prior sovereign (the Mandate for Palestine) had decided that its "successor states" would gain this territory: 1) A little over half going to a "Jewish state" 2) A little less than half going to an "Arab state". The Laws of State Succession insist that if the "Jewish state" then makes ANY attempt to snatch territory that was destined for an "Arab state" then that is "theft" regardless of wether (or not) the "Arab state" has been declared. Consider: SDHD can't "legally" steal CJ's inheritance by arguing that "CJ never owned it!" and "I can't see CJ anywhere, can you?". Duh! It was the deceased who owned it, and it was the deceased who willed it to CJ, and so YOU CAN'T TAKE IT.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)
from the article: Clinton: U.S. won't impose peace deal, but Israel must do more