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    • Eric
    • 22.03.10 | 19:01 (IST)

    To those who say that east Jerusalem belongs to Israel, the obvious question is: by what authority? If the alleged authority is scriptural, with all due respect, scripture is not an accepted way to settle international legal disputes for universally acknowledged (beyond Israel, at least) reasons. If the alleged authority is legal, then one has to look at the hierarchy of laws. In the dispute between the Palestinians and Israel, the governing law is international law, not Israeli or Palestinian law. Few in Israel seem to be willing to do so, but it is time to acknowledge that most international governmental and legal authorities say that East Jerusalem does not belong to Israel. It's time for Israel to stop being an ostrich. Submit to international law, and accept the consequences.

    from the article: EU official to Israel: Jerusalem is not Tel Aviv
    First published 12:52 22.03.10 | Last updated 12:52 22.03.10
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