When the UK pulled out of the mandate in 1947and the UN GA voted partition Israel declared itself a state but the Arabs refused to recognize the UN GA partition and Israel. Many UN nations recognized Israel as a stated but many, mostly Arab or Muslim did not, and many more since who are Muslim don't. What does it mean? It means that there are no previously agreed upon boundaries for the state of Israel, there never were. Since there is no legal boundary there are no illegal settlements. The only legal boundary is between Israel and Jordan and between Israel and Egypt. Israel itself is not a legal state anymore than is the US of A, CIS, UK, EU or country whatsoever. Who exactly decides upon the "legal boundaries" of these countries, or any countries for that matter? Are the boundaries between India and Pakistan "legal"?
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from the article: Likudniks blast 'enemy of the Jews' Obama over settlement freeze