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‘Don’t Confuse Me with the Facts’: Israel and International Law

Some of the winners of WW1 in a 1920 group picture in front of the Castello Devachan in San Remo, where they met to discuss the fate of the new world – and the Jews.

Some of the winners of WW1 in a 1920 group picture in front of the Castello Devachan in San Remo, where they met to discuss the fate of the new world – and the Jews.

Rule 130 of the Geneva Convention states that a conquering army not deport or transfer parts of their own civilian population into a territory they occupy. But this rule applies specifically in cases of occupying a sovereign country. Since the “West Bank” annexation by Jordan was never ratified by the UN, the IDF, which is today the sovereign there, is not considered an occupying power, but rather a caretaker power. As such it is empowered to move civilian populations into the area under its government.

The notion of a Palestinian State in part of the “West Bank” was never recognized by the U.S. until President GW Bush mentioned it in 2003. Until that time, the U.S. was only supporting a Palestinian Autonomy under Israeli rule.


About the Author: Leslie-Ann Stoffel is a social media pro-Israel activist. Between Facebook and Twitter, she has more than 8,000 followers.


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20 Responses to “‘Don’t Confuse Me with the Facts’: Israel and International Law”

  1. Quand la ville syrienne de Doura-Europos a été trouvé et fouillé les archéologues ont trouvé des exemples de nombreux païens temples / sanctuaires : grec , romain , parthe / Persan / Araméen ainsi une église chrétienne antérieure à 312 conversion de Constantin par plus de 75 ans et un énorme S. .. ynagogue avec des fresques de couleurs vives représentant l'Ancien Testament . ( Je suppose que beaucoup d'images taillées ) Questions pour le croyant musulman , si le Coran et l'islam ont été autour avant le christianisme et le judaïsme pourquoi ont- il trouvé dans Dura- Europos parmi tous les autres temples de diverses confessions aucun Mosquées pratiquées à l' temps : grec , romain , parthe , Araméen , païen de Perse , le christianisme et le judaïsme ?

    Si l'Islam est correct , pourquoi les scènes bibliques représentées sur les murs des fresques trouvées dans la synagogue des Juifs et l'église chrétienne indiquer une version très différente de celles présentées dans le Coran ?

    Si l'islam est la vérité et pré- existait les autres religions alors , la logique de base indique que la mosquée aurait également été trouvé dans les fouilles de Doura Europos ? Peut-être un parchemin du Coran ou Hadith ? Nan .

    Si les musulmans et l'islam sont corrects sur les Juifs molester la Torah et que leur présence historique dans la Terre Sainte – rebaptisé «Palestine» – alors pourquoi ces masses de fresques éclatantes indiquant la relation entre le Juif en Israël et toute la synagogue de Dura- Europos être aujourd'hui dans le Musée de la Syrie à Damas ?

    Ne serait-ce l'affichage reviendrait à les mensonges tordus éparpillés dans tous les pays musulmans qui mettent leurs efforts en effacer l'existence de l'histoire juive , surtout que les rapportant à la "Palestine" bien avant il y avait toute Arabes là-bas?

    Un autre exemple historique de l'énorme fraude a-historique " palestinien " et la mythologie tordue de l'Islam lui-même.

    Voici la synagogue de Doura-Europos (notez le " Arche ", où la Torah serait allé .. avec des masses d'autres photos de Dura- Europos via le lien ci-dessous …

  2. If you check with God in the Talmud or Christian Bible you will see Israel actually owns most all of the middle east.

  3. Bob Flores says:

    Israel has the right to defend itself with WHATEVER means is necessary

  4. The truth never caused any harm, nor the acquaintance with historical facts.

  5. Barbara Gilor says:

    Just the facts, just the facts.

  6. Lawrence Fisher says:

    Under international law, the UN had no legal right to partition Israel. Under international law, the Arabs, who are mostly migrants to the area, have no rights to this area.

    Jordan was created by Winston Churchill as Arab Palestine. The area was not called Transjordan until about 1929. Before that it was the Arab Government of the East.

    It was not Arafat who made the Palestinians into an entity, although it was under his watch. It was his Russian handlers!

  7. Whenever I express frustration — why doesn't the world understand? My husband always says, "Don't confuse people with the facts." Well — here are the facts! One question, though, regarding the history lesson on film, following this article, is why did the British prevent the Jews from entering "Palestine" during their mandate? Up until 1935 they had quotas, and then they didn't let Jews, escaping Europe, enter Palestine. Was this because they didn't want to upset the Arabs, like today? And if the Remo Resolution was bnding why did the UN have to vote again — why was there even a Partition Plan?

  8. Excelent article. God Bless…..

  9. Yechiel Baum says:

    it was not Arafat who made the name but the British in mockery to the Jews since they knew historically Israel always had problems with the philistines from Gaza.

  10. anti Israel is anti semitism

  11. Joe Khoury says:

    Excellent presentation of facts …. Mr Obama should be educating himself on these historical legally binding facts. Presuming that the powers that are pushing for a force fed treaty, then it stands to reason that this treaty only serves political ambitions of powers outside Israel. I trust Netenyahu will remain resolute and not give in to US presuure/

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Leslie, great article. The Brits have always hated their Jews, it goes back to early Christianity. When you ask a Brit what he think of us Jews, and the issue of anti Semitism, he will unabashedly tell you that he hate Jews no more than is absolutely necessary. One can never forget that the Brit's hatred and disgust for us led to the deaths of countless thousands of good Jewish souls. Am Hisrael Chai. Deborah bee

  13. Donna Silver says:

    THE ARABS WILL TRY OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO STEAL THE LAND OF ISRAEL … "POST-1967 BORDERS" IS ISRAEL'S LEGITIMATE LAND … KEEP YOUR LAND ISRAEL … KEEP YOUR LEGITIMATE LAND !!!!!! LONG LIVE ISRAEL !!!!!

  14. PeterJ says:

    I am a big supporter of Israel and I believe that Israel was grounded in international support through Balfour, League of Nations and United Nations resolutions. On the other hand this article is disengenious if it tries to argue that these bodies had the legal right to create a country in Palestine. Are you saying that the UN today could similarly decide by binding legal resolution that Jerusalem belongs to Jordan or to Iraq or whoever it wishes by majority resolution? Would Israel today accept as binding a resolution of the conflict imposed by the UN? Of course not. Don’t let all these so called legal arguments cloud the fact that the land of Israel was created on land 75 percent inhabited by Arabs ( whether they constituted a nation or not) and their grievances are legitimate and need to be addressed. A more balanced view of history will help to achieve peace. Of course, as the Arab world becomes more radicalized Israel may not have a partner for peace but it does no-one any good to present one sided arguments. As Jews we need to take the moral high ground.

  15. hmmmmm .. Both San Remo and the League of Nations mandate defined a new entity called Palestine. The Jewish nation was to be allowed to re-establish a Jewish home WITHIN Palestine, but the Jewish nation was not granted either sovereignty, hegemony or exclusivity in Palestine by either of those acts.

  16. Donna Silver says:

    Kenneth Hammond ISRAEL WON THE 1967 WAR … THAT IS THE LAND OF ISRAEL … !!!!!!!!!

  17. Donna Silver says:

    Kenneth Hammond THEN SEVERAL COUNTRIES HAVE BROKEN THE LAW … DON'T SINGLE OUT ISRAEL BUD !!! THE ARABS ARE SORE LOSERS !!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. @ Hmmm Out of all the countries (which for some unknown reason people like you never talk about) of the former Ottoman Empire (Turkey) Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon And Israel. Turkey only accepted one in 1949 , “ ISRAEL” .. AND if Israel if so illegalment, then so is Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon

  19. You are correct Stephen!

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