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Daily Archives: June 19, 2009

What is the Basis of the Legal Status of Israel and the Settlements?

[Leaving aside the Divine allocation of the land to
the Jews, it was the determination of the 52 nations of the League of
Nations, based on their historic considerations, that the lands of the
Mandate of Palestine are to be set aside for a homeland for the Jewish
people. The Mandate specifically gives the Jewish people the
continuing right to "unlimited close settlement" of its lands -- the
word "settlement" here is not a dirty word but the very right given
in the Mandate to the activity of building a Jewish homeland.

It is imperative that the rightness of the Jewish cause of building
its homeland be recognized lest Jews come to believe that they are
robbing someone else's national lands -- which is not the case.
Professor Shochetman addresses the misconceptions concerning these
issues as leveled at the time by a radical leftist know nothing. Read
the facts below - David Bedein]

Israeli-Arab NGO using American Jewish donations to defame Israel

“The soldiers are the grandchildren of the Nazis' victims, the Nazis' survivors. They have come here to consume food quickly and consume life quickly. This is the true image of Israel.” So goes a news story posted on the website of the Nazareth based NGO I’lam: Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel. (http://tinyurl.com/m385me )

Hamas Resumes Extended-Range Rocket Production

Israel's intelligence community has assessed that the
Hamas regime resumed the production of extended-range
missiles and rockets.

Will “Demilitarized State” Requirement Have Same Fate As Charter Amendment?

Will the "demilitarized state" red line Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu introduced in his 14 June speech at the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar-Ilan University suffer the same fate as the Palestinian Charter amendment red line in his previous...