måndag 8 augusti 2011

Historiska rättigheter

Detta är en video som tar upp historiska fakta kring situationen på Västbanken presenterade av Israels vice utrikesminister Danny Ayalon:

Så här skrev ECI, European coalition for Israel i ett pressmeddelande den 8 juli:

“Pushing back Israel to 1967 lines is illegal under International Law

London, 8th July, 2011

- The Balfour Declaration, issued by the British Government in 1917, in which the Jewish people were promised a national home did not qualify as international law. However, the San Remo Resolution of 1920, which incorporated the Balfour Declaration, made the pledge binding under International Law. The San Remo Declaration, together with Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations and Article 80 in the Charter of the United Nations, are still applicable today. Pressurising Israel to go back to 1967 lines and dividing Jerusalem would thus be a serious breach of International Law.

These were the words of international human rights lawyer Jacques Gauthier who spoke at a consultation in the House of Commons in London on Thursday, little more than two months before a crucial vote in the UN General Assembly in New York. This is where Israel is being pressurized to accept a new Palestinian state along 1967 lines and to give up the Old City of Jerusalem. In his presentation, Dr Gauthier explained how the Old City of Jerusalem was promised to the Jews and how the Jewish claim to its capital is valid under International Law.”

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