The Thin Edge of the Wedge - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 19.01.11 | 20:40 (IST)

    The progression is clear. Even the USA has ALWAYS deemed the Settlements and Annexation of East Jerusalem a violation of international law. Not some law imposed upon Israel by others, rather a law it signed and ratified. The next step will be to demand Israel withdraw the settlements and when that does not happen then the UN will act within it's legal powers (Israel did sign away certain rights when it joined the UN) to terminate the occupation and recognize the state of Palestine which will then be admitted as a full member of the UN. That is the scenario Israel faces.

    from the article: Arab nations submit draft UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements
    First published 19:32 19.01.11 | Last updated 22:26 19.01.11
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