Paul Freedman and the antiquity of J'lem - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ulf Emeleus
    • 05.12.09 | 00:08 (IST)

    I do not understand anybody who talks about Jews "illegally occupying" East Jerusalem. History tells us that the whole of J'lem was occupied by Transjordania in the Independence war. It stayed so, until 1967 when Israel, facing attacks by enormous arab armies, took it back. International rules say,if you are attacked by aan enemy, you have the right to defend yourself and move your borders into enemy land. borders which he has not shown respect for. You were then hindered by UN from peace negotiations on your terms by UN. Now they want what they couldnt get by the war in 1967. It is a great pity that the Arab and Palestine leaders use the misery of th ordinary Palestinian population to mislead the UN and the EU to reshapen your land and take away your security. Don't be fooled and work at your unity- how can your government protect you? Ulf Emeleus, Finland

    from the article: EU envoys: Israel trying to sever East Jerusalem from West Bank
    First published 01:12 02.12.09 | Last updated 13:46 02.12.09
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