The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.08:52 31.08.15 | 1 comments
No, actually, that is not the position of the IHCJ. That court believes that the Knesset's "Law and Administration Ordinance" of 1948 (modified in 1967) has primacy over Int'l Law. The 1948 version said that Israeli law would apply to "any part of Palestine which the minister of defence has defined by proclamation as being held by the Defence Army of Israel." (i.e. Israel gobbles up territory when the IDF seizes it) The modified version: "The Law, jurisdiction and administration of the state shall apply in any area of Eretz Yisrael designated by the government by order." (i.e. Israel has a magic wand, and waving it is all that is required to turn "occupied territory" into "Israeli territory") The Court is merely recognizing that the Israeli govt waved that magic wand over East Jerusalem, but did not wave it over the rest of the West Bank. But you are wrong to imply that the Court has ruled that this Magic Wand is in any way a fake, or a confidence trick.