US says Israeli courts determine legality of settlements

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    It's long past time the world just let Israel and Palestine have it all out. Start the battle and resume things according to however the dust settles.
     
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    Who is then?

    And is there such a thing as "international law"?

    Hasn't done much for illegally occupied Northern Cyprus.
     
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    NOVEMBER 18, 2019 4:24 PM
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    In Latest Pro-Israel Move, Trump Administration Declares Settlements Do Not Violate International Law
    [​IMG]by Algemeiner Staff and Agencies

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    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a statement on the Trump administration’s position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank during a news briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC, Nov. 18, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Yara Nardi.

    The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel‘s right to build settlements in the West Bank, declaring they did not violate international law.

    The announcement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a victory for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is struggling to remain in power after two inconclusive Israeli elections this year, and a defeat for the Palestinians.

    In Latest Pro-Israel Move, Trump Administration Declares Settlements Do Not Violate International Law
     
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    Who is the arbiter of international law? And why should anyone recognize their authority on anything?
     
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    Hail to the Chief. :)
     
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    You can't complain about Israel annexing land, if other countries surrounding Israel have annexed land, and you have nothing to say about it.

    If you are not going to enforce your made up standards on everyone equally, then you, and your standards, have zero credibility.
     
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    Exactly, I don't see these "international law!" people screaming about Russia that is *STILL* in the Ukraine...... because it's those same people spouting International law, that are being supported by Russia.
     
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    I don't know why president Tump is doing that, but it's good for Israel.
     
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    Tinmore is. :113:
     
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    RE: US says Israeli courts determine legality of settlements
    ※→ Mindful, et al,

    Well, the legitimacy of International Law is really based on who practices it and who are bound by it.

    (COMMENT)

    ◈ On the matter of International Law:

    Article 38 • Statute of ICJ.jpg
    ◈ Sometimes, the Rule of Law (RoL) does not work. With respect to the Crimea (Russian Federation, formerly southern Ukraine), → the people of the peninsula might find it the application to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) detrimental to the relationship with the Russian Federation proper. The Crimeans knew that, no matter what the outcome, no RoL would be enforceable even if the ICJ ruled against The Russian Federation.

    Much of International Law is segmented and selectively enforced. It may not suppose to be that way, but that is the way it is (real world).

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    There are more than a dozen International Courts using different aspects of International Law.

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    Most Respectfully,
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