Why is "Green Line" Holy? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • DJStahl
    • 20.03.06 | 00:32 (IST)

    Perhaps Mr. Levy can enlighten me. The Green Line, I'd heard, was just a cease-fire line. It became a kind of armistice line thanks to the brilliant diplomacy of Dr. Ralph Bunche. Whether certain Geneva conventions apply in this case, whether these conventions apply to non-signatories, how these match up with customary int'l law -- certainly this is tangential to "justice." The case of the displaced Arabs that Mr. Levy describes indeed sounds deplorable. How does this case differ in any way from the Arabs displaced from the famous 400 villages _within_ the Green Line? Is their claim less "just"?

    from the article: A new consensus
    First published 00:00 19.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 19.03.06
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