A lot has been written about the UN Security Council resolution declaring all Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem to be illegal. Even so, there is an important point I haven’t seen made.
The West Bank was “created” by the armistice agreement of 1949 that ended Israel’s War of Independence. The agreement was brokered and monitored by the UN. It did not require any Arab recognition of Israel, nor did it require either side to give up any claims to territory on the other side of the line. It reads: “It is also recognised that no provision of this Agreement shall in any way prejudice the rights, claims and positions of either Party hereto in the ultimate peaceful settlement of the Palestine question, the provisions of this Agreement being dictated exclusively by military considerations.”… [read more]
lhwm notes: “Finally, the settlements are not the major obstacle to peace. Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups want all of Israel destroyed. Until that changes, there will be no peace.”
Psalm 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be in remembrance no more.