Israel’s Rights to Annexation Versus the ‘Imaginary State of Palestine.’
Jerry Gordon – redcounty.com:
Matthew Hausman, talented brother of Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, has published a definitive article on the Israpundit website on why Israel has the legal right to annex what the world refers to as the West Bank of Jordan, Judea and Samaria: “History, Demographics, and Law Favor Israel’s Annexation of Judea and Samaria, Not a Two-State Solution.”
His article comes at a critical time given the looming UN General Assembly deliberations in September over a possible unilateral declaration of a Palestinian State brought by the Fatah, with international support of the newly renamed Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the EU, with tacit condoning by the Obama White House. A White House that has recently photo shopped Israel’s claim to its ancestral capitol of Jerusalem by scrubbing the reference from a picture of Vice President Biden and Israel’s President Shimon Peres from its website. Hausman’s article is useful in disputing the arguments of proponents of the unilateral Palestinian State.
Moreover, Hausman’s presentation is bolstered by legal considerations that the proposed Palestinian State does not meet the international legal standards for definition of a state, articulated in a recent Foreign Policy article by former AIPAC official, Steven Rosen, “The Palestinians’ Imaginary State”. Effectively, as both Hausman and Rosen argue, the Jewish State of Israel and its claims to the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria are a reality, while those of Fatah to East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza are ‘imaginary”.
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