Bluster or illegality? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • r cummings
    • 16.11.09 | 12:48 (IST)

    If the Pals declare an independent state, there's only two things Israel can do in reality. It cannot seize one dunam of land legally. Nor can it lawfully hold on to the areas it has supposedly 'annexed'. The Vic Hardman school of revisionist history is not recognised by any authority, including the Israeli High Court. All that further land seizures will do is [prompt the world community to act and the US will not be able to stop the runaway train. The alternative is to bluster and threaten, in order to scare the Pals off the lawn. That's unlikely to fly as they have a lot of international support and nobody wants Hamas to be elected. So which will Israel do? Well both of course, they've been getting away with bluster, threats and illegal land seizures for 42 years and it's become a way of life now, a fact that has shaped the nation's morality/lack of. I predict this will lead to the final reckoning.

    from the article: Palestinians under world pressure not to declare state unilaterally
    First published 08:24 16.11.09 | Last updated 08:28 17.11.09
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