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    • B. Gold
    • 04.11.09 | 09:38 (IST)

    There is nothing illegitimate about Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria. The right of Jews to settle in the Land of Israel, and not only on one side of the Green Line, is not only based on the Bible and the history of the Jewish people, but has received international recognition in the League of Nations mandate for Palestine and U.S. approval in the Anglo-American Convention of 1924. This international recognition and the subsequent American approval have never been revoked. Insistence that certain areas in the Land of Israel be closed to Jews stands in opposition to these rights and the accepted values common to all Western societies.? (Moshe Arens, ?Great expectations and pious hopes? June 2009)

    from the article: Britain: Israeli settlements are 'illegal' and 'obstacle' to peace
    First published 17:26 03.11.09 | Last updated 00:23 04.11.09
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