Posts Tagged ‘International law’


HRH, The FCO and The Big Lie About Israel

editor 12 July 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. One of the most startling aspects of the demonisation of Israel is the use of international law as a key weapon. Israel represents law and justice against those who deny them. Yet it is falsely painted as fundamentally illegitimate and guilty of repeated illegality and breaches of international norms. Defenders of Israel, including its own government, seldom push back publicly against this. False assertions by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about Israel’s illegal settlements or the “Occupied Palestinian Territories” are met with silence. (more…)


A necessary lesson

editor 28 June 2018

By Nadav Shragai.. The Old City of Jerusalem and east Jerusalem, where Britain’s Prince William is set to visit in the coming days are about as much a part of the Palestinian Authority as India is still the British Raj. But this is no matter to the Brits, who continue to cling to the false claim that east Jerusalem is “occupied territory.” The United Kingdom continues to deny not only reality and Israel’s historic and religious right to Jerusalem in its entirety, but the fact that Jerusalem has had a majority Jewish population for the past 150 years. (more…)


Expert: Palestine Fails International Law Test For Statehood At ICC

editor 14 June 2018

By Yonah Jeremy Bob.. Experts need to continue to press back on the International Criminal Court’s recognition of Palestine as a state, because “there is still time and room to counter this,” international law scholar Andrew Tucker told The Jerusalem Post.

Tucker and Matthijs De Blois of The Hague Initiative for International Cooperation held a press conference along with NGO Monitor and its legal expert, Anne Herzberg, on Thursday night (June 7, 2018) to discuss their book Israel on Trial: The Role of the UN and the EU in Lawfare and the Delegitimization of Israel, which advocates for Israeli positions on a range of international law issues, including dropping the ICC war crimes probe of Israelis. [Photo top right: International criminal court logo].  (more…)


Israel is the legal frontier of Europe

editor 24 November 2016

By Andrew Tucker.. Ninety-nine years ago, on 2nd November 1917, the British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour wrote a letter to Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, conveying the content of the decision of the British War Cabinet three days earlier. The decision was as follows:

“His Majesty’s Government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.” (more…)


Palestinians: US Embassy Move to Jerusalem Would Be “Attack on Us”

editor 19 November 2016

By JNS.. “They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression; they speak as if there were none on high.” Psalms 73:8. The Palestinians promised to “make life miserable” for President-elect Donald Trump if he decides to follow through on a campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (more…)


Israel’s Right, Cheering Donald Trump’s Win, Renews Calls to Abandon 2-State Solution

editor 16 November 2016

By Isabel Kershner.. JERUSALEM — Emboldened by the Republican sweep of last week’s American elections, right-wing members of the Israeli government have called anew for the abandonment of a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians. “The combination of changes in the United States, in Europe and in the region provide Israel with a unique opportunity to reset and rethink everything,” Naftali Bennett, Israel’s education minister and the leader of the pro-settlement Jewish Home party, told a gathering of the Foreign Press Association in Jerusalem on Monday (November 14, 2016). [Photo top right: Naftali Bennett] (more…)


World Leaders Ignore International Law – Inciting antisemitism and anti-Zionism

editor 2 August 2016

By Eli E. Hertz.. Ban Ki-moon, Condoleezza Rice, and Javier Solana became victims to the ‘Occupation’ mantra their own organization has repeated over and over in their propaganda campaign to legitimize the Arab position. The “Road Map” vision, as well as continuous pressure from the “Quartet” (U.S., the European Union, the UN and Russia) to surrender parts of the Land of Israel are contrary to international law that firmly call to “encourage … close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes.” (more…)


British Conservatives want to block local councils from BDS activity

editor 12 October 2015

By Benjamin Weinthal.. The UK has been ground zero [Photo top right] in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. BERLIN – Britain’s ruling Conservative Party wants legislation to stop economic warfare by local councils against Israel, Greg Clark, secretary of state for communities and local government, said on Saturday (October 3, 2015). (more…)


Jerusalem in a Nutshell

editor 8 October 2015

By Eli E. Hertz.. Jerusalem’s Jewish connection dates back more than 3,000 years. Even after Jews lost control of the city in 70 CE, a Jewish spiritual and physical bond with Jerusalem remained unbroken, despite 2,000 years of dispersion. (more…)


Christians against the Jewish Return

editor 26 March 2014

By David Howard Sudlow.. The Bible tells us the restoration of the Jewish people to their historic land of Palestine is to happen in progressive stages; one previous to the second coming of Christ; and the other following that great event. The first will be a partial restoration and the second will be total by the mighty hand of God. We have seen the first stage come to pass in the modern State of Israel. It is a great proof that God is faithful to all His promises and that the second will be fulfilled at the return of Christ. It should be a great sign of hope for all Christians. (more…)


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