Melanie Phillips Understands that Judea-Samaria Are Not "occupied"
The fact that the League of Nations recognized the Jewish National Home principle, embodied in the Mandate to the United Kingdom to rule the Land of Israel, has been conveniently forgotten by Israel's enemies, not only among the Arabs but in the West. The mainstream media go along with the intentional forgetting, which shows us how ignorant or deceitful they are. Now, the Jewish National Home was embodied in the Mandate and Britain was committed to fulfilling this international mandate. Which it deliberately refused to do, such refusal being embodied in the 1939 "White Paper on Palestine," which was found in violation of the Mandate by the League's Permanent Mandates Commission. Then after World War 2 the international commitment was forgotten. What does this mean? It means that Israel and the Jewish people in general cannot trust the "international community," including the West, to fulfill or comply with the commitments that they have made to Israel and Jews generally. For instance, Norway, the state that mediated the horrendous Oslo Accords [resulting in the deaths of thousands of Jews and Arabs], has recognized the Hamas government of the "palestine authority" that openly rejects those Oslo Accords, declares its intention to make war on Israel forever until Israel is destroyed and will not even pretend to recognize Israel's rights. Thereby, Norway openly exposes its own bad faith. We have called for expelling the Norwegian ambassador from Israel and reducing its representation here to the charge' d'affaires level. The main thing is Norway's contempt for its own ostensible "peace efforts."
Other worthwhile articles on the international legal status of the Land of Israel are found here & here. Also look at a long list of articles on this subject on the Israel White Paper website.
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Coming: More on James Baker, peace follies, propaganda, Jews in Jerusalem & Hebron, etc.