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UK 'very disappointed' by Ariel university upgrade    Elior Levy
1. The green line according to this fool
Would be to Mediterranian sea for the Pallys, and the Israelis can live I Uganda. As far as international law why doesn't he ever mention or deeply care about San Remo?!
Jerome ,   Basalt, Colorado   (12.27.12)
2. Oh, for G-d's Sake
Israel, just ignore these Euro-Weenies. They didn't say a word throughout all of 2012 as Hamas bombed the holy crap out of southern Israel, which means they should be ignored entirely. They don't have your best interests at heart and their call for a Judenrein state of Palestine is entirely racist.
Mike Lumish ,   Oakland, USA   (12.27.12)
3. Deeply disappointed with Alistair Burt
As a member of the government of the nation responsible for many of the problems in the Middle East, I am deeply disappointed wiht Mr. Burt's kneejerk reaction and his narrow-minded regurgitation of Palestinian propaganda. Burt's governments record of violating "the 4th Geneva Convention" are well known here. His questionable praise for the PA is very troubling, given that he appears to be supporting Palestinian president Abbas's refusal to resume peace talks. Burt's continued acceptance of Hamas is also very disappointing - given that Burt pretends that he supports Abbas, yet at the same time refuses to take any action against Hamas (whose war crimes were listed earlier this week by HRW) and refuses to demand that Abbas resume peace talks.
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (12.27.12)
4. Stop the occupation of Malvinas islands
Israeli   (12.27.12)
5. Is this guy sleeping with "Lady" Ashton?
Seems they both have a rather distorted and unrealistic view of the Middle East, and especially regarding the "palestinian leadership" and their "measured response". Now if Mr. Burt could explain exactly what that "measured response" actually is.
A ,   Belgium   (12.27.12)
6. Well, it didn't prevent Britain from holding the same place
And it certainly wasn't a part of Britain. Not like the Falklands...
heh   (12.27.12)
7. Britain created the Arab-Israeli conflict, and they...
Britain created the Arab-Israeli conflict, and sure as hell they're not gonna let it die.
J T   (12.27.12)
8. Hi, Great Britain!
The sovereignty of Gibraltar is a major point of contention in Anglo-Spanish relations as Spain asserts a claim to the territory (Wiki). And what? Nothing!
Gregory ,   Beersheva   (12.27.12)
9. Brits out of Ulster!!!! and anywhere else
you may still reign unwanted. Oh yes very disappointed in the UK and what we have tom put up with. One rule for "that lot" and one rule for all others. Burt, clean up your own backyard first!
Peggy ,   UK/Israel   (12.27.12)
10. Tsk Tsk Tsk HOW SHALL we ever get by without UK approval.
shadoil ,   Jerusalem   (12.27.12)
11. University bigger obstacle than college?
Can anyone explain to me why changing the status of the institution from "college" to "university" is suddenly an obstacle to peace? The buildings have been used as a college for years, students, including some Arab students, by the way, have been studying there - all that changes now is the name and the academic status. Does changing the official letter head, introducing a few new courses and raising the pay of a few professors really constitute a new obstacle to peace? Amazing... Maybe, if I change my name from "Moshe" to "Chaim", that's also an obstacle to peace?
Moshe ,   Kfar Saba   (12.27.12)
12. Very disappointed in Alister Burt
The Palestinians gave a clear and concise answer to the peace process last month. They fired hundreds of missiles at Israel in a genocidal frenzy. You don't need more than that to know building communities and making your own people a priority is the path for leaders of Israel. Tired of these bored European leaders who have nothing better to do than stick their nose in Israel's business.
Cynthia ,   USA   (12.27.12)
13. SHUT UP British clown !
And return the Falklands to Argentine !
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (12.27.12)
14. The Fourth Geneva Convention
The Fourth Geneva Convention prohibits the forcible transfer of people of one state to the territory of another state that it has occupied as a result of a war.(notice:forcible) .The intention was to insure that local populations who came under occupation would not be forced to move. This is in no way relevant to the settlement issue. Jews are not being forced to go to the West Bank; on the contrary, they are voluntarily moving back to places where they, or their ancestors, once lived before being expelled by others. In addition, those territories never legally belonged to either Jordan or Egypt, and certainly not to the Palestinians, who were never the sovereign authority in any part of Palestine. “The Jewish right of settlement in the area is equivalent in every way to the right of the local population to live there,” according to Professor Eugene Rostow, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs. 4 As a matter of policy, moreover, Israel does not requisition private land for the establishment of settlements. Housing construction is allowed on private land only after determining that no private rights will be violated. The settlements also do not displace Arabs living in the territories. The media sometimes gives the impression that for every Jew who moves to the West Bank, several hundred Palestinians are forced to leave. The truth is that the vast majority of settlements have been built in uninhabited areas and even the handful established in or near Arab towns did not force any Palestinians to leave.
for those seek truth ,   jewish virtual libra   (12.27.12)
15. What is disappointing is EU pandering to usurping Muslims
Shame on you. Furthermore, the 4th Geneva Convention does not apply here. Britain was a signatory at the League of Nations conference at San Remo which promised the land West of the Jordan as the Jewish State. They also agreed to article 80 of the UN which ratified that promise on behalf of the new UN.
Joe Fraser   (12.27.12)
16. I'm very disappointed with the Uk
because of how they treated Jews before, during and after WW2
avi ,   nyc   (12.27.12)
17. Shame on the UK for not knowing the law.
Joe Fraser   (12.27.12)
18. but want our money and firms. they are back stabbers. answer
is be nice to them. smile like you would at a child and meanwhile build relationships, companies everything with asia. forget uk and eu. they are the walking dead. yesterday's story. but not the future.
ralph   (12.27.12)
19. F Britts don't u wish u could put us on ships and lock us up
like u did in 1948? good ol' Britts who conquered half the world and u dare talk about conquests? how was this place ever yours to begin with ? ha ! you are evil cold dumb people with the 80 yo trash queen ..only 3 weeks ago a young woman killed herself beacause of the nonsence about prgnant princesses ...the only good thing that ever came out of England was the Beatles why don't you tlak about the atrocites happening dayly in your Arab buddys countrys and leave us be building univercitys instead of bombing up air palbes ito buildings etc etc etc
SHIRA ,   ISRAEL   (12.27.12)
20. TO NR. 13.
YOU ARE SO CORRECT AGAIN, CHRIS. ENGLAND SHOULD REALLY LISTEN TO YOUR GOOD ADVICE.
SJOERD VAN DER VELDE ,   HOORN NH, HOLLAND   (12.27.12)
21. TO NR. 7.
I AGREE WITH YOU. ENGLAND STILL HAS SOME BUSINESS TO DO TO SOLVE THAT PROBLEM, ALSO BECAUSE OF THEIR COLONIAL PAST.
SJOERD VAN DER VELDE ,   HOORN NH, HOLLAND   (12.27.12)
22. # 15, Joe- You are not correct: San
Convention of 1920; League of nations Article 8, Anglo-American Treaty of 1924;UNCharter, Article 80 all give Jews the RIGHT to "closely settle" ALL of Palestine Mandate, which includes Golan Hts, Gaza,Jordan, Judea/Smaria in addition to present day State of israel. 4 Geneva does not apply as others above have stated, Meanwhile England occupies foreign lands
Victor ,   USA   (12.27.12)
23. wait, I understand now! I get it!
The Brits are disappointed whenever Israel strengthens itself and bolsters its identity and sense of purpose. So Israel, to paraphrase Shakespeare, BUILD ON!
Steven Zeluck ,   San Francisco   (12.27.12)
24. Screw the UK, UN, and the US...for that matter!!!
Israel: Build-build-build!!!
Jake Stone ,   USA   (12.28.12)
25. Too much racism
Every times some foreigner says something that doesn't please the most extreme elements here, we see the same tired racist attacks at that foreigner's country. This time it's the UK, but it's just as often France, Italy, the US or some other Western democracy. Perhaps it would be reasonable if they might be right? If the whole democratic world is condemning the settlement movement, perhaps they have a point? I would hate to see Israel become a new Rhodesia, shunned by the entire free world.
Ferdinand ,   France & Israel   (12.28.12)
26. Victor we basically agree, however
The british Mandate of Palestine split Palestine was split into transJordan East of the Jordan, and Palestine West of the Jordan. The 1922 treaty signed in Lausanne is known as the Second San Remo conference. From 1920 on Palestine referred to the land West of the Jordan ( including judea, Samaria, and arguably the Golan.) that is why according to international Law, the West Bank is disputed territory, not occupied.
Joe Fraser   (12.28.12)
27. Ferdinand cannot agree with you.
Those extreme comments are trying to make a point - that the Europeans are a bunch of self-absorbed hypocrites.
Joe Fraser   (12.28.12)
28. Europe laying ground for Obama UNSC '67 borders in 2013
Steven Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (12.28.12)
29. Out!
Out of the Falkland Islands.
Lawrence ,   Lawrence   (12.28.12)
30. To: Ferdinand at No. 25
I think you are overlooking the fact that anti-Semitism has not gone away, it has merely morphed into criticism of that most tangible of Jewish entities -- the State of Israel. The international community thus has no credibility. You cannot have one set of laws that applies to one country, and another set of laws that applies to every other country.
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.28.12)
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