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    • Johnboy
    • 02.11.10 | 07:32 (IST)

    "East Jerusalem was annexed". No, actually. Its status under Israeli Law is exactly the same as the Golan Heights i.e. Israel has passed legislation that says that Israeli law applies, but that isn't the same as claiming SOVEREIGNTY over it. Legal jurisdiction and sovereignty are two different things, and so all that Israel has really done is this: Israel has passed a law that says Israel is free to treat East Jerusalem *AS* *IF* Israel owns it, without ever once claiming that Israel *DOES* own it......

    from the article: Israel bans Palestinian PM from East Jerusalem event
    First published 19:58 01.11.10 | Last updated 19:58 01.11.10
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