Meanwhile //Stephen M. Schwebel – Judge of International Court of Justice The state of the law has been correctly summarized by Elihu Lauterpacht, who points out that: territorial change cannot properly take place as a result of the unlawful use of force. But to omit the word “unlawful” is to change the substantive content of the rule and to turn an important safeguard of legal principle into an aggressor’s charter. For if force can never be used to effect lawful territory change, then, if territory has once changed hands as a result of the unlawful use of force, the illegitimacy of the position thus established is sterilized by the prohibition upon the use of force to restore the lawful sovereign. RESTORE THE LAWFUL SOVEREIGN. Israel is sovereign over what was declared May 14th 1947. No more, no less. Furthermore, exactly who initiates a preemptive war?
Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir evacuated as wildfire spreads (Haaretz)
from the article: After 8 years, why hasn't Israel responded to the Arab peace initiative?