CJ - Re: Acquiring territory by war - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Daniel
    • 25.11.09 | 21:53 (IST)

    CJ, acquiring territory by war is actually allowed if the entity acquiring the territory has been pulled into a defensive battle...1967 was a defensive battle for Israel, and any attempt to rewrite this history is a fabricated goose egg. * Israel Captured the Territories in Self-Defense: Israel took over Judea-Samaria-Gaza and the Old City of Jerusalem in self-defense, in response to aggression by Jordan and Egypt in June 1967. Former State Department Legal Adviser and former head of the International Court of Justice in the Hague, Stephen Schwebel, has written: ?Where the prior holder of territory had seized that territory unlawfully, the state which subsequently takes that territory in the lawful exercise of self-defence has, against that prior holder, better title.? * U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 Does Not Require Complete Israeli Withdrawal from the Territories: Resolution 242 requires Israel to withdraw ?from territories? captured in 1967, but the authors of the resolut

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