Who Are the Principal Violators of International Law?
by Lawrence A. Franklin • April 3, 2015
In failing to adhere to international law, the United Nations has, as its principle violator, primarily itself.
The real dispute is not about a “Palestinian State.” It is about who has the right to the entire area. This is also the reason the Palestinians will never sign an “end of conflict” agreement.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues to depict a world without Israel. This is to be done in stages, a “salami” tactic, by which any land acquired is to be used as a forward base from which to take the rest. The Phased Plan was never rescinded.
Hamas, with whom the PA is now aligned in a “Unity Government,” takes the Phased Plan a bit farther. Hamas, in its Charter, advocates not only displacing Israel, but killing all the Jews worldwide as well, or genocide. This too has never been rescinded.
And now the PA and Hamas are to be rewarded for aggression? Such a move flies in the face of the UN’s own international agreements — signed by all parties under international law. They state that the Israel-Palestine dispute is to be resolved only by face-to-face negotiations.
Speaking in October 1947 of the UN partition plan, Arab League Secretary-General Abdul Rahman Azzam (left) said the establishment of a Jewish state would lead to “a war of extermination and momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacre and the Crusades.” Israel’s Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, reading out Israel’s Proclamation of Independence on May 14, 1948, said, “we call upon the sons of the Arab people dwelling in Israel to keep the peace and to play their part in building the State on the basis of full and equal citizenship and due representation in all its institutions, provisional and permanent.”
There is an unspoken racist assumption that underlies the drive for a separate Palestinian Arab state: that no Jews should be allowed to live there. Presumably, this is why any land now resided on by Jews in the West Bank is called a “settlement.” The assumption is apparently that the entire area is an illegal colony.