Posts Tagged ‘Resolution 242’


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…)


Security First

editor 12 January 2017

By Eli E. Hertz.. In the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, after three Arab armies converged on Israel’s nightmarish borders, even the United Nations was forced to recognize that Israel’s pre-1967 Six-Day War borders invited repeated aggression. Thus, UN Resolution 242 – which formed the conceptual foundation for a peace settlement — declares that all states in the region should be guaranteed “safe and secure borders.” (more…)


Resolved: Are the Settlements Legal? Israeli West Bank Policies

editor 13 November 2012

By Eugene V. Rostow.. in The New Republic (October 21, 1991) Eugene V. Rostow was a Distinguished Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. He was a professor of law at yale and one of the people who drafted UN resolution 242 concerning the Middle East. Copyright 1991. The New Republic Inc.

Note:  The following article by Professor Rostow was written just before a conference was supposed to take place. At the time that Rostow made his remarks, in 1991, the PLO was still in Tunis and there was no Palestinian Authority. The primary question at that time had to do with what to do between Jordan and Israel. But the points that he made were valid then and are valid now concerning the Jewish settlements. (more…)


UN Security Council Resolution 242 – The Cornerstone for a Just and Lasting Peace

editor 7 November 2012

By Eli E. Hertz.. Resolution 242 is the cornerstone for what it calls “a just and lasting peace.” It calls for a negotiated solution based on “secure and recognized boundaries” – recognizing the flaws in Israel’s previous temporary borders – the 1948 Armistice lines or the “Green Line” – by  not calling upon Israel to withdraw from ‘all occupied territories,’ but rather “from territories occupied.” (more…)


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