P.O. Box 24307 Minneapolis Minnesota 55424

 

  • Wix Facebook page
  • Wix Twitter page

US announcement on Jewish settlements does not ‘close door’ on peace, says legal expert

November 19, 2019

It means that negotiations “will no longer begin from the premise that Israel has no claim to this land or stole it from the Palestinians. That false legal theory only served to harden Palestinian positions and make successful negotiations impossible,” said Eugene Kontorovich, director of the Center for International Law in the Middle East at George Mason University’s School of Law.

 

 

 

(November 18, 2019 / JNS) Experts weighed in on the U.S. State Department’s announcement on Monday that the United States is softening its stance on Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria.

It is a reversal of the 1978 State Department legal opinion, known as the Hansell Memorandum, that such neighborhoods are “inconsistent with international law.”

“Calling the establishment of civilian settlements inconsistent with international law has not advanced the cause of peace,” said Pompeo. “The hard truth is that there will never be a judicial resolution to the conflict, and arguments about who is right and who is wrong as a matter of international law will not bring peace.”

 

Please reload

Featured Posts

Strength and Courage in the Times in Which We Live

September 19, 2019

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts

December 3, 2019

September 12, 2019

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags