Legally non-Binding Resolutions!
by Steven Shamrak
I realised a long time ago that people’s political views are based predominantly on their emotional attachments to their personal upbringing and life experiences and have almost nothing to do with the facts of history, be it ancient or modern, and legality of the issues. Nevertheless, I decided to take a risk and so compiled the following legal information about the most ‘famous’ resolutions related to the Arab-Israel conflict. The fact that that most of the resolutions have expired or are not legally binding do not bother most of the members of the international anti-Semitic chorus. Strangely, most of Israel’s previous governments bow to international pressure even though they are fully aware of its unfairness and anti-Israel bias!
This information is for people who are interested in forming their opinion based on facts or for those who are still open-minded and capable of changing their political view about the right of the state of Israel and Jewish people to live in peace on the land of our ancestors in its entirety.
1) In July 1922, the League of Nations entrusted Great Britain with the Palestine Mandate, recognizing “the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine” (Jews were commonly called Palestinians at the time). Article 5 of the resolution stated: “The Mandatory (Great Britain) shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of, the Government of any foreign Power...” Three months later, in violation of the Mandate, in order to obtain full control over the Suez Canal, Great Britain and France made a deal with the Hashemite Kingdom and Egypt and ceded the trans-Jordan (77%) and Golan Heights (5%) from the Palestine Mandate. The League of Nations just rubber-stamped this deal, made by major political powers at the time in violation of the League of Nations’ resolution!
2) UN Resolution 181 (“Partition Plan” of 1947): Julius Stone, the eminent professor of international law, completely refutes that UN Resolution 181 is still legally binding on Israel. He argues that that resolution never came into legal force at all: “The Arab states (including Jordan) not only rejected it, but committed armed aggression against it and against Israel, and thus wholly aborted it. They deliberately destroyed it, as it were in utero, before it entered the world, of legal effectiveness...”
3) Security Council resolution 242 (Nov. 22, 1967) was not carried out and became obsolete because the Arab states refused to give “respect for, and acknowledgment of, the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of” Israel. Therefore, Israel had retaliated by refusing to withdraw.
4) Roadmap: was a “performance-based and goal-driven” agreement. Its deadline expired in 2005. The Palestinian Authority has never stopped terror attacks against Israel, which is the first and most important prerequisite of the Roadmap agreement prior to further negotiations. Therefore, the agreement has no validity any more.
5) The Annapolis Accord was an attempt to push Israel toward acceptance of a two-state solution. It completely ignored the continuation of the PA’s terrorist activities against Israel and disregarded the spirit of the Roadmap agreement. Taking into account that the Accord has not been ratified by either Israel or the Palestinian Authority, just the same as many other international agreements, it is not legally binding! The Annapolis accord was seen as a last-ditch attempt by President George W Bush to make his ‘mark’ on history!
The legal rule that actions have consequences seems to have completely escaped the attention of recent Israeli leaders and the international anti-Semitic community of states and organizations (UN, EU, the Quartet, Russia and the US) since the beginning of the Oslo process and long before it!
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Since the 1960s, as part of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, the United States began pretending that it is a friend of Israel. This position allows America to exercise control of Arab states and manipulation of the oil market. At the same time, the US has never let Israel fully take advantage of its military victories in 1967 and 1973 wars, and put the end to the conflict with the Arab states, furthermore reunite the Jewish land.
A while ago, the United States was openly participating in international anti-Semitic endeavours:
- It did not let Jews escape Europe from Holocaust, knowing the intention of the Nazi Germany.
- It participated in an arms embargo to the newly created state during the War of Independence, in 1948, deliberately attempting facilitation of the second genocide of Jews by advancing fully armed armies of seven Arab/Muslim states.
As a ‘friend’, the US continuously insists on keeping the ugly “status quo” with the PLO and Hamas, instead of letting Israel remove the terror infested population from the Jewish land. Currently, the US has not allowed Israel to remove a nuclear threat from Iran, and insists on protracted useless negotiating.
Cabinet ministers are stunned to learn that only 6 indictments were filed in over 500 arrests at anti-government protests. The attorney general, Gali Baharav-Miara, presented data, showing that "six indictments out of 572 arrested, only for assaulting police officers." Minister Miri Regev stated that the data presented at the meeting showed why the attorney general should be dismissed from her position.
The Fatah Movement's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades has announced a situation of open warfare with Israel, calling on "all of the fighters in the West Bank" to move to "general alert" mode. "We call on all of our fighters and military cells, in every place in the West Bank, to attack the Zionist enemy and all of its components, including within the fragile heart of the entity, Tel Aviv." (What will the response of Israel government be? Does it have the will to finally finish this perpetual war?)
The state of Israel gave an answer in response to the petition to the Supreme Court requesting an order to vacate the Yeshiva in Homesh. The decision was made to recognize the construction there, and transferred ownership of the surrounding state lands to the Samaria Regional Council. "The prohibition of Israelis staying in the area by virtue of the Law of Disengagement is no longer in effect. This means that there is no legal impediment to the presence of Israelis on state land in the area. The intention of the political echelon is to recognize the permanent stay of the Yeshiva in the place, on state land."
Shortly after the deadly shooting attack near the town of Kedumim in which IDF soldier Staff Sergeant Shilo Yosef Amir was killed, the mother of the terrorist Ahmad Yassin Halal I'tan said she pushed him to carry out the attack. "I have three other children, and they will all have children named Ahmad Yassin after him," she said. (Hamas, Fatah and other terrorist organisations would not exist without enthusiastic support from hate-infested people - fake Palestinians!)
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan slammed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for his remarks against this week’s IDF counterterrorism raid in Jenin. Guterres’s remarks were “shameful, farfetched, and completely detached from reality,” he said. “Israeli airstrikes and ground operations in a crowded refugee camp were the worst violence in the West Bank in many years, with a significant impact on civilians,” said Guterres. Jenin is not a refugee camp; rather, it is a bustling city of 15,000 residents and a hotbed of terror. Guterres declared. “As the occupying power,” Israel “has a responsibility to ensure that the civilian population is protected against all acts of violence.” (Only terrorists were neutralised and arrested during the operation in Jenin. What is proportional? 50 shooting
attacks and only maybe 12 terrorists killed. Definitely not proportionate!)
More than 100,000 Palestinian laborers entered Israel Tuesday morning (week ago) from the West Bank, as Operation Home and Garden continues in Jenin. More than 1,500 workers crossed the Jalama crossing, the largest crossing for Jenin residents and the Gilboa region.
After the end of Operation House and Garden in Jenin, during which the IDF forces arrested 300 terrorists and killed 10 while destroying a good part of the terrorist infrastructure, five rockets were fired overnight Wednesday at Israel from the Gaza Strip. From his home in Qatar, Haniyeh announced that “Israel failed and was defeated in Jenin. The time has passed when Israel acts against the Palestinian people without paying the price, Jenin has taught Israel a lesson in a firm resistance." Another utterly delusional response came from the Islamic Jihad Secretary General Ziyad al-Nakhalah, from his home in Lebanon, who claimed that “the Palestinian people achieved a great victory when they defeated the Israeli aggression in Jenin.”
Quotes of the Week:
“Excessive force? Really? What would Portugal or Belgium or the UK do? All 12 Palestinians killed in Jenin were armed terrorists. IEDs were found were hidden under a mosque. Jews in neighbouring communities were shot, rammed, and stabbed to death. There is a role for Secretary-General, UNWRA, UNHCRC, UNICEF: Stop the double standard; stop demonizing Israel; stop giving a moral blank check to Palestinians to kill Jews; stop PA pay to slay Jews; stop weaponizing Palestinian youth, stop the brainwashing of Palestinian children." - Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, decried United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres’ assertion that Israel deployed “excessive force” to root out the terrorist infrastructure in Jenin.
Biden Administration is anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist
- The US-Israel deterioration of relationship. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the US does not extend foreign aid to Israel, but makes an annual profitable investment in Israel. The US commercial industries benefit in many ways from Israel. There are some 250 research and development centers in Israel, owned by US high-tech giants, and leveraging Israel’s brainpower for the benefit of the US commercial industries.
- The US officials did not mention Israel a single time during anti-Semitism strategy discussion. This is the latest sign that the White House is attempting to downplay connections between anti-Zionism and attacks on Jews. A senior White House official also declined to comment on the administration's plans to deal with anti-Zionism as part of its anti-Semitism strategy. The failure to mention anti-Zionism could add to concerns that the Biden administration is attempting to water down the definition of anti-Semitism to exclude anti-Israel extremism.
- The White House hires anti-Israel professor, Ramzi Kassem, who said 9/11 terrorists were not driven by 'intrinsic evil' and has accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" and "systematic genocide", as a senior policy adviser for immigration in the White House's Domestic Policy Council.
- The Biden administration’s policy of isolating Netanyahu since he took office at the start of the year is bordering on hypocrisy (and anti-Semitism). also sends the wrong message not only to Israel’s enemies, but also to its friends and allies. US President Joe Biden intends to invite Netanyahu to Washington by the end of the year, but demands the judicial reform be approved with consensus.
- The US Ambassador to Israel equated the murder of Israeli civilians by Arab terrorists to deaths caused in IDF anti-terror operations. He tweeted, after the terror attack which claimed the lives of four Israelis near Eli: "Deeply concerned about the civilian deaths and injuries that have occurred in the West Bank these past 48 hours, including that of minors. Praying for the families as they mourn the loss of loved ones or tend to those injured." Later he said: "I screwed up".
- Biden Administration Embracing BDS. The US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller confirmed that the United States would be freezing scientific and technological cooperation with Israeli entities in areas over the 1949 armistice line - in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and parts of Jerusalem.
- Biden Supports anti-Israel UNRWA. The State Department confirms the federal budgetary support for UNRWA will reach a record $223 million in 2023, despite concerns over the incitement against Israelis in UNRWA textbooks and schools. This is increase of $16 million on the previous year. Created in 1949, UNRWA supplies aid to more than three million of the five million registered fake “Palestinian refugees” in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and territories assigned to the Palestinian Authority. The UNRWA is also notorious for its anti-Israel activities. (On such high diplomatic and political levels of government involvement, so many ‘mistakes’ could not be made by accident. All of them are consistent, were well-planned and the deliberate anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic acts against Israel!)