#45 David O. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 14.03.10 | 01:19 (IST)

    Don't be too insulted until you learn something about the subject. There is not one foreign embassy in Jerusalem. They are all in Tel Aviv, because the Israeli annexation of Jerusalem is a violation of international law and UN resolutions. The international community does not recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Israel is lacking any legal basis for sovereignty in Jerusalem. UN resolution 181, under which Israel declared statehood, declared Jerusalem to be an international city, "corpus separatum," managed by the UN. In 1980 the Knesset passed the "Basic Law" which declared Jerusalem, complete and unified, the capital of Israel. The Basic Law is a violation of UNSC resolutions 476 & 478, and thus a violation of Article 49 of the 4th Geneva Convention: a war crime. UNSC 478 declared the Knesset Basic Law "null and void," and 476 declared any demographic changes in Jerusalem a violation of the Geneva Convention. Breaches of articles of the Convention are considered war crimes.

    from the article: Netanyahu: Probe events that led to row with U.S. over East Jerusalem
    First published 20:30 13.03.10 | Last updated 11:09 21.03.10
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