Eli,the question of 'right' to exist depends on international law - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • lakshmi
    • 01.10.07 | 18:55 (IST)

    law and the UN.In International Law and Geneva Convention israel cannot keep territory acquired in war(whether defensive or offensive).Secondly,the recognition of some member states of the UN does not validate a 'right' to a given land(when it is not terra nullius)when there is no prior entitlement.recognition has to be unanimous.ancient title is no longer accepted(in any case the Palestinians can also claim ancient title).Psychological attachment does not count either,as a claim.And so on.You should feel saddened,not by my presenting these views but that the early zionists started on a misadventure with such cyncisim and indifference to the welfare of the indigenous people.And this was in late 19th century,long before the events of World War II.

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