Illegal negotiations leading to a dead-letter peace treaty. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Genevieve Kerridge
    • 04.03.11 | 04:59 (IST)

    As any first year law student can tell you, you cannot write a contract to override the Law, and that includes International Law, and most especially the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention, which cannot be overridden in false negotiations where one party holds a gun to the head of the other, as is the case with the territory Israel conquered in 1967. Article 8 of said treaty forbids the Palestinians from renouncing any of their rights under said treaty, and that most certainly includes the right to be free of settlers who are forbidden under Article 49. Any peace treaty that contradicts the Fourth Geneva Convention must be a nullity

    from the article: Netanyahu: Binational state would be disastrous for Israel
    First published 01:00 04.03.11 | Last updated 01:00 04.03.11
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