Skip to comments.Expert: Israel Has an Historic RIght to Judea and Samaria
Posted on 01/01/2013 3:35:24 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Until very recently, the guiding document for governments in Israel had been a 2004 report authored by leftist attorney Talia Sasson, who recommended the dismantling of many new communities, termed outposts, in Judea and Samaria. Sasson later ran for Knesset on the far-left Meretz party list.
Baker said that much of the trouble relating to these communities was due to Sasson's bad faith in preparing the report. She had been asked by then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to prepare a report on unauthorized outposts, but when she produced the report she termed them 'illegal' outposts. The government, Baker said, had no choice but to act on removing the communities, because she turned anyone who builds there into criminals.
Because of that report, Presidents Bush and Obama also adopted the attitude that the communities were illegal, Baker said. This attitude was mistaken, he claimed. Not having authorization is not a crime...Our mission was to clarify the situation and make appropriate recommendations.
The committee examined the rights of Israel to build in Judea and Samaria altogether. Leftist groups, said Baker, attempted to prove that only Arabs had the right to build on non-privately owned lands in the the region, but those proofs were rejected by the committee, he said.
After and extensive investigation, we determined that Judea and Samaria were not legally 'occupied.' .... building by Israel in Judea and Samaria does not violate the Geneva Convention.
In contrast, Israel, as the representative of the Jewish people, could claim an historic right to build in Judea and Samaria. No one can deny this historic right. There are no pacts, treaties, or any other documents that attribute Palestinian rights to the region. Baker added that he had presented the committee's conclusions to many diplomats, and all accepted them except for Israel.
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God said so!....and that was “eternal.”
Ariel Sharon didn't have to listen. Why did he ask this self-hating commie to write the report in the first place. Sharon is a son of a bitch. History will show his destructive regime nearly as badly as the demon Rabin yimakh shemo ve zikhro).
It’s the truth.
drive all the Arabs back into Arabia .....
All of what they call the West Bank and Gaza , the Golan and
South Leb up to the Litany River IS Israel . Take it , claim and f um if they don’t like it .