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    • Darth Zaider (Ed)
    • 08.04.10 | 17:49 (IDT)

    You keep plugging the same line on illegality of the Israeli position over and over again. The legal status of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the WB is defined in the International Law as HAVING NO LEGAL VALIDITY. Only scholars like you believe this is the same as illegal. Do yourself a favor and look up the legal definitions of both. Illegal is something that contradicts an existing law is subject to a removal or remediation. No legal validity is something that has not been recognized in the existing law, not licensed, having no authority etc and is subject to a future recognition, modification or outright removal, if the future legal clarification will call for it. When it happens you can rightfully call the Israeli position illegal but not a day earlier. A hint: this will never happen because this will contradict the standing UNSC Res 242 defining the way to resolve the conflict as direct negotiation between the parties.

    from the article: Golan, not Jerusalem, is key to Mideast peace
    First published 02:19 08.04.10 | Last updated 06:37 08.04.10
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