#52 Yoram, care to look at a calendar? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 23.01.07 | 00:35 (IST)

    Justifing the settlements by quoting the provisions of the British Mandate for Palestine? Dude, the Mandate ran out on 14th May 1948. When it did so did ALL of its dictats. POOF. "all national rights obtained by virtue of the League`s mandate are valid in perpetuity" The national rights in the Mandate were applied to *Britain*. They set out *Britain*'s obligations. No-one else. Dude, the settlements are the policy of the State of Israel, which was not a party to the Mandate, did not exist during the Mandate, and was not a creation of the Mandate i.e. it was declared by a UNILATERAL act of self-determination by the Jews. So any rights that might have been confered in perpetuity (what are, like, none) would not be confered on ISRAEL anyway. The Int'l Law that you want to look at is Article 49, 4th Geneva Convention, not something that ran out in 1948.

    from the article: The State of Judea
    First published 00:00 22.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.01.07
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