The UN/UNSC can only recommend conditions under which independent statehood might be declared - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '26'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '2'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • CJ
    • 10.10.10 | 21:08 (IST)

    Neither the UN or the UNSC can form or declare independent states .... Independence is by definition, unilaterally decided on and declared by an entity and only if they wish. --- The alternative by the UNSC is to FORCE Israel to withdraw to it's own actual Sovereign boundaries and they, under law, are those it declared May 14th 1948, no more, no less (according to the UNSC, Israel has never legally annexed any territories). --- No doubt what the UNSC fears is that Israel will either kick the sh*t out of the whole china shop or break out in civil war as Israeli forces try to herd Israelis back into it's actual territory. Very likely both. ..... It is quite surprising how many politicians, even world leaders, who have no idea of what the UN Charter says. They're advised, then go on to either mis-interpret the advice they're given in order to narrow it down to byte sized chunks for the media or purposefully misconstrue in order to ignore the advice given ..... "Bernard Kouchner has said that it is impossible to rule out the option of the United Nations Security Council creating a Palestinian state" ... If it is what he actually said, (not actually a quote, journalism at it's worst) he's talking twaddle. ... What he is QUOTED as saying is "one cannot rule out in principle the Security Council option" He is not QUOTED as saying what that option is. .... Saeb Erekat is quoted, makes much more sense and is in keeping with the UN Charter. Again the Arabs show a far better understanding of the legal implications, the UN Charter and the machinations of the UNSC. ... The reasons for this are very clear. They only want their rights, no more no less. They are not trying to justify anything. Israel on the other hand is trying to justify it's dissing of some 223 UNSC resolution, it's illegal acquisition and illegal annexation of territories, it's illegal settlements, all of which are OUTSIDE of it's declared sovereign boundaries.

    from the article: Report: France 'won't rule out' UN creation of Palestinian state
    First published 16:33 10.10.10 | Last updated 16:33 10.10.10
Haaretz Headlines
Settlers clash with police in Beit El, July 29, 2015.

In clash with settlers, Bibi gets off scot-free

Defense Minister Ya'alon is taking the blame for everything the government is forced to deal with, just like Livni did in the previous government.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter

'Powers aren't sharing Iran deal details with Israel'

National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen tells lawmakers that despite promises, Israel is missing entire parts of the nuclear agreement, which makes assessing its consequences impossible.

Smoke and explosions from the fighting between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad

Reports: Israeli planes strike in Syria, Lebanon

Five militants, including two from Hezbollah, were reportedly killed near Israel-Syria border; six reportedly wounded in unrelated attack in Lebanon.

Settlers being evacuated from Gush Katif during the disengagement

Withdrawal symptoms: Debating the Gaza pullout

10 years on, Haaretz writers debate Israel's disengagement from Gaza