now laws against the acquisition of territory by force. It was not an American Model BTW, nor is it now. There are only two states I can name today who use it to illegally acquire other folk's territories. One admits it's actions, the other, the point in case, denies what it is doing, while continuing to do it, despite some 223 UNSC resolutions demanding it adhere to the Law.
from the article: Settlements have cost Israel $17 billion, study finds