#70 Wrong in the first line, Jim - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 16.12.09 | 23:25 (IST)

    No, actually, that is not the position of the IHCJ. That court believes that the Knesset's "Law and Administration Ordinance" of 1948 (and 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 claim that the Court has ruled that the Magic Wand is a fake, and that the Magic Trick can't work.

    from the article: U.S. planning to restart Israel-PA talks based on '67 borders
    First published 02:04 16.12.09 | Last updated 13:35 16.12.09
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