#56 Kate - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jim
    • 18.01.10 | 14:07 (IST)

    1. In 1948, the UN granted Israel sovereign rights to a specific territory, within a defined boundary. 2. This boundary was further extended by the treaty of 1967 with Jordan. 3. Within the boundary thus defined, Israel has the right to exist. And no one can legitimately claim otherwise. 4. Your own High Court has defined Israel to be the "belligerent occupier" - not the owner - of any territory beyond that boundary. 5. Beyond that boundary Israel does not have any rights at all, except as she seizes them by force of arms. So come off this kick about people being opposed to your right to exist. Even your enemies acknowledge that Israel exists. It is sheer foolishness to argue the point either way. The sooner you wake up from this nightmare, the sooner you will come down from the emotional high that obviously gives you so much anxiety. Wake up and smell the roses!

    from the article: Haaretz Exclusive: EU draft document on division of Jerusalem
    First published 15:51 01.12.09 | Last updated 03:02 02.12.09
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