Posts Tagged ‘West Bank’


Is The Justice Minister Promoting A Legal Revolution In The West Bank?

editor 14 September 2017

By Tovah Lazaroff.. Ayelet Shaked speaks to the ‘Post’ about a law that could alter how Israel’s legislation applies to Judea and Samaria, but its critics say it’s unconstitutional and tantamount to annexation. The Settlements Regulations Law revolutionizes Israel’s perception of how the country’s laws relate to Judea and Samaria, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) told The Jerusalem Post in an interview late last week (week 36, 2016). “We want to revolutionize our [legal] perception,” she said. [Photo top right: Ayelet Shaked – Credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post].  (more…)


History of Jerusalem: Jordanian Annexation of the West Bank

editor 8 August 2017

By Jewish Virtual Library.. In May 1948 the Arab Legion overran the eastern part of Jerusalem and occupied the Old City and its Holy Places. During the nineteen years of Jordanian administration, Jordan refused to honour its undertaking in the armistice agreement to accord free access to the Holy Places and to cultural institutions, and use of the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives (Section III, Document 6, Article VIII, and Section V, subsection E, Documents 15 and 16). (more…)


Jerusalem is not Occupied Territory

editor 5 August 2017

By Eli E. Hertz.. Resolution 242 was adopted after the 1967 Six-Day War, when Israel was attacked by, and captured territory from, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. However, the resolution never mentions Jerusalem, nor does U.N. Resolution 242 call for a full withdrawal from territory captured but merely a withdrawal to “secure and recognized boundaries” that are to be negotiated by the parties concerned. Palestinian Arabs were not a party to the resolution. (more…)


50 Years Since 1967: What is the West Bank’s Real Legal Status?

editor 31 May 2017

By Yonah Jeremy Bob.. Though it is not widely known, the legal status of the West Bank was decided by 1963. True, Israeli forces did not gain control over the West Bank, also known as Judea and Samaria, until the June 1967 war. However, four years earlier, IDF military advocate-general (MAG) Meir Shamgar had already authored a treatise about what to do regarding legal issues if Israel took control of the West Bank. Shamgar’s ideas, embodied by a series of IDF military orders issued soon after the IDF took over the West Bank, have dominated the Israeli debate for the 50 years since then, certainly up until the Settlements Regulation Law passed in February. [Photo top right: The Migron outpost near Ramallah in August 2012, just before its evacuation due to claims it was built on private Palestinian land. (photo credit:KOBI GIDEON/GPO)](more…)


Israeli Settlements: Facts About Jewish Settlements in the West Bank

editor 29 March 2017

By Mitchell G. Bard.. History of the Settlement Movement

Following Israel’s resounding defeat of the invading Arab armies in the Six-Day War, strategic concerns led both of Israel’s major political parties – the Labor and Likud – to support and establish settlements at various times. The first settlements were built by Labor governments from 1968 to 1977, with the explicit objective to secure a Jewish majority in key strategic regions of the West Bank – such as the Tel AvivJerusalem corridor – that were the scene of heavy fighting in several of the Arab-Israeli wars. (more…)


16 deaf Palestinian children get to hear for the first time

editor 24 February 2017

By Dr. Itay Gal.. A ‘marathon’ of cochlear implant surgeries is performed at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital on 16 deaf Palestinian children; all surgeries are declared a success. At Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, 16 deaf Palestinian children underwent cochlear implant surgery. Following these procedures, the children could hear for the first time in their lives. Six of the children were operated on last month, one after the other, in an intensive, marathon-style implant operation. (more…)


Israel is the legal occupant of the West Bank, says the Court of Appeal of Versailles, France

editor 17 January 2017

By – Jean Patrick Grumberg.. In a historical trial carefully « forgotten » by the media, the 3rd Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Versailles declares that Israel is the legal occupant of the West Bank*.

When I first learned that the Court of Appeal of Versailles ruled that West bank settlements and occupation of Judea Samaria by Israel is unequivocally legal under international law, in a suit brought by the Palestinian Authority against Jerusalem’s light rail built by French companies Alstom and Veolia, that received no media coverage, I decided to put to work my years of Law Studies in France, and I meticulously analyzed the Court ruling. (more…)


An urgent call to prayer on behalf of Israel

editor 10 January 2017

By Christians for Israel International.. These are momentous times for Israel and the Jewish people. On 23rd December 2016, the UN Security Council condemned all Jews living in the old city of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria as “illegal”. In a speech just a few days later, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry’s speech again condemned Jewish “settlements” and called on the international community to divide the land of Israel and ensure the creation of new State of Palestine with its capital in Jerusalem. This Palestinian State is apparently going to solve the Israel/Palestine conflict and usher in world peace and security. (more…)


The United Church of Christ: Knowingly Silent on Terrorism The “Just Peace Church” that Defends Mass Murderers.

editor 15 December 2016

By Dennis McEoin.. The United Church of Christ (UCC) published a guide to Israel-Palestine affairs in August (2016) and again in September 2016. Entitled, “Promoting a Just Peace in Palestine-Israel”, this toxic document is a desperately one-sided, inaccurate, and counter-factual exercise in futile politics. It most certainly does not favour justice or peace in the Holy Land, as its contents show on every page. (more…)


The Real Illegal Settlements

editor 14 December 2016

By Bassam Tawil.. While construction in Jewish settlements of the West Bank and neighborhoods of Jerusalem has long been carried out within the frame of the law and in accordance with proper licenses issued by the relevant authorities, the Palestinian construction is illegal in every respect. The Palestinian goal is to create irreversible facts on the ground. The sheer enormity of the project raises the question: Who has been funding these massive cities-within-cities? And why? There is good reason to believe that the PLO and some Arabs and Muslims, and especially the European Union, are behind the Palestinian initiative. (more…)


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