US, EU repeat calls on Israel to reverse West Bank land seizure decision
Yitzhak Benhorin, Ahiya Raved
Published: 02.09.14, 21:41
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1. Germany and Israel
Sjoerd van der Velde ,   Hoorn, Holland   (09.02.14)
Germany better should judge it"s own policy in Germany, minding it"s own business and leave Israel alone and in peace. Also Samaria and Judea belong to Israel. May G.D ALSO BLESS ISRAEL!
2. Message? What message?
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.02.14)
Israel isn't sending a message, it is simply exercising its rights to annex nonsovereign territory under all recognized precepts of international law. Don't like it? Too bad. Deal with it. Don't want to recognize any changes? Well, you know what? We survived the international refusal to recognize Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights. We survived the international refusal to recognize Israel's unification of Jerusalem. Something tells me we'll survive this, too.
3. Steinmeier is a SCUMBAG !
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (09.02.14)
4. Palestine
Anthony Aloysious ,   UK   (09.02.14)
The UN view of the Palestinian Territories can be seen at the following URL: * The West Bank and East Jerusalem is occupied Palestine (bilaterally recognised by 133 nations in the world including India, China, Russia, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, Guatemala, Thailand and Iceland). This number has increased since 2013. * Palestine is officially a non-member State and recognised by the UN. 138 nations supported Palestine in November 2012 in its successful bid for statehood. France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Greece, Cyprus and Malta were among many European nations to support Palestine. Their vote for Palestine was important as were those cast by India, China, Russia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand who supported Palestine too. The Secretary General of the UN and Vatican Church wel-comed the re-birth of Palestine. * However, Palestine (West Bank and East Jerusalem) is still illegally held and sadly Israel's Prime Minister Mr Netanyahu has ignored the ruling of the International Court of Justice (subsequently supported by the UN and EU) with respect to the "separation barrier". This "wall" is 3 times the length of the Berlin Wall. * UNESCO’s recognition of Palestine in 2011 was supported by France, Spain, Ire-land, Belgium, Norway, Greece and other European nations. * Please also see UNSC Resolution 478 concerning Jerusalem. The 4th Geneva Convention is applicable to all the Palestinian Territories. * International law and UN Resolutions (over which there are over 150) are ignored by Israel's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. * UN Resolutions specify Israel's illegal hold of the Palestinian Territories to be a vio-lation of the 4th Geneva Convention and as such is a War Crime under international law. More so now, that settlements are being placed in another nation. *** UN Security Council Resolution 478 (1980) of 20 August 1980 - BINDING The Security Council, recalling its resolution 476 (1980); reaffirming again that the acquisition of territory by force is inadmissible; deeply concerned over the enactment of a "basic law" in the Israeli Knesset proclaiming a change in the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, with its implications for peace and security; noting that Israel has not complied with resolution 476 (1980); reaffirming its determination to examine practical ways and means, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, to secure the full implementation of its resolution 476 (1980), in the event of non-compliance by Israel ; Censures in the strongest terms the enactment by Israel of the "basic law" on Jerusalem and the refusal to comply with relevant Security Council resolutions;
5. world and jews
hy   (09.02.14)
recall the world and un did jews no good even though they found out what was happening. So jews learned they had to control their own security on their own and alliances would also be helpful. Without exception, israeli security is the number one consideration far exceeding kerry, germany, hollande, and cameron. So what does israel do- they elect lapid, herzog, livni, gal on and countless others like peres, who notwithstanding past history and recent gaza, want to give up key west bank lands which are disputed and not illegal seizures at all. Bibi is under pressure and will rescind the order to annex the 4000 acres because he is gutless. Lapid is as dumb as his father, livni is a wild dingbat, herzog is the ultimate betrayal of his general father and gal on is your classic self hating israeli journalist. When you add it up, I say this as a jew, hamas wants a country. Israel does not really want, they feel guilty that they live there, they virtually deny their own history and the recent war in gaza was from sharon's point of view, not the way to rearrange things. A hard blow is not the way to fight the war and yaalon who I respect has been contaminated by bibi's endless machinations and fears Philadelphi should have been retaken, wholesale targetting and explosive ordinances fired into any and all tunnel openings, buildings housing any hamas collapsed en masse and so on. israel is doomed primarily from its continuing political cowardice. Bibi is very close to olmert in his cowardice.
6. #3 Another extremely intellectual post by my nephew
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (09.02.14)
Keep givin' 'em hell dear one....LOLLLL
7.  What ?
Gabe ,   Canada   (09.02.14)
Someone should tell those imbeciles the difference between a cease fire line and a border. There is a border between Jordan and Israel. Period !
8. #2 Sarah B , U.S.A. / Israel
Albrecht Klein ,   Germany   (09.02.14)
And who should give the order to annex the "Palestinian" territories? Benjamin Netanyahu?!? Come on.
9. Germany
john ,   toronto   (09.02.14)
The economic system is collapsing, Isis threat is in the middle east. Germany should not worry about middle east.
10. #2 Sarah B
Harold ,   USA   (09.02.14)
Israel's freedom to do whatever it wants is because the US is using its Vito power backing Israel whenever it breaks international laws. I hope the US will abstain when the Palestinians apply, this year, to be a full member of the United Nations.
11. Israel must still for ever in middlle east
Zaina Shehab ,   wonderfulstateKuwait   (09.02.14)
Mester forgien ofairs minister/Afegdor Liberman : i hate violate move colore because you wear this tie not just me all Israeli people hate you bad and worse menester of forgien affairs through Israel history from 66 years you are the worse menester of forgien affairs Please leave this important menestry soon if you like this wonderful state i mean Israel state please leave menestry of forgien affairs soon you are enemy of Israel you are from new naz group like Potin and Daiesh orginization At least we need your meletery sectim
12. Another victory for Bibi !
Avi L.   (09.03.14)
Another victory for Bibi ! Ya Bibi habibi, shovel more drek on us, Hamas-Hebzballah-Khameney can't get enough. But the important thing is the hairdo ...
13. Survive this one too ?
AL ,   USA   (09.03.14)
Survive this one too ? for how long and at what price? All it will take is for the USA to abstain one time. That is how fragile your confidence is.
14. To: No. 8
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.03.14)
Well, someone did. The prime minister of Israel. Any more stupid questions?
15. To: No. 10
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.03.14)
Yeah, right. Say, still waiting for you to regale us with your tales of personal experience and first-hand knowledge of an American airlift of Jewish refugees from Iraq in 1948 that never happened. Right. Your "personal experience." Your "first-hand knowledge." C'mon, give. Tell us ALL about your definitive "knowledge" of something that never happened. We are anxiously awaiting your response, loser.
16. Euroweenies dictating to Israel as they prepare to give...
Scott ,   USA   (09.03.14)
...the Palistinkers billions. Jerks.
17. #11, after you Meccan Arabs stole 99.8% of Middle East?
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (09.03.14)
18. To One Commentator: You still don't have a clue & never will
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (09.03.14)
19. Land only for nuclear shelters
Zechariah   (09.03.14)
This land ought not go to build settlements but huge Bomb Shelters to Protect Jews and Righteous Gentiles for the nuclear exchange .Gaza has Tunnels and the Jews have not enough antiBallistics and Targetted Bomb Busters .The Haredim have to work and the Gallus sell their Properties for Flats and Fill the Gap in Health Education and Welfare .
20. UN must restore the Balfour Lines - Jordan is illegal.
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (09.03.14)
21. Pluck them. they must give back all they stole to set exampl
ralph   (09.03.14)
22. #14 Sarah B , U.S.A. / Israel
Albrecht Klein ,   Germany   (09.03.14)
Benjamin Netanyahu gave the order to annex the PA territories? Interesting. I am sure you can enlighten us all and give us a reference for your statement.
23. Booby trap a few of the houses
Ner   (09.03.14)
and await the arrival of cowardly Chamas murderers to enter, as they did the Fogel home. Shouldn't be too difficult for us to arrange, and we won't even need to hide behind children like the snivelling cowards do.
24. What a suprise Germany wants land judenrein
Mordechai   (09.03.14)
Not exactly news that Germany believes Jews have no human rights. Its time to defy Germany and the rest of the Jew haters and announce new building throughout Judea and Samaria
25. Sending the wrong signal to the "Palestinians"
tiki ,   belgium   (09.03.14)
Now 'that would be disastrous, although I think it was the the precise message Israel wanted to give! While ISIS is taking over complete countries, Obama tells the world the US hasn't figured out a strategy yet and the EU is permanently paralized anyway. But, the Western chorus couldn't come up with anything more original than their usual mantra of condemnation of Israel. This time about the declaration of 4000 dunam of ancient Jewish lands as State lands. The world is burning but these geniuses are trying to put out the fires by condemning the fire brigade for taking the road with a stop sign! Diplomatic idiots!
26. #10 " the Palestinians apply, this year, to be a full member
A ,   Belgium   (09.03.14)
Bumpkin returns with his pathetically poor political predictions. Don't dissapoint us, your amazing 0.00 correct predictions average will be noted in the history books for all time, along with the "palestinians".
27. This is the same Europe with all the anti Jewish riots
Mordechai   (09.03.14)
Well we need the space for all the Jewish immigrants fleeing Europe
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