The UN Security Council Resolution on Settlements Lays the Groundwork for Palestinian Lawfare

June 22 2017

In December, the U.S. declined to veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and therefore allowed it to pass. The resolution declares it illegal for Jews to build homes or live in territory acquired during the 1967 war. It could, argues Josh Halpern, provide a legal basis for litigation against Israel in the International Criminal Court (ICC), thereby serving Mahmoud Abbas’s strategy of bringing international pressure to bear on the Jewish state:

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More about: ICC, International Law, Israel & Zionism, Lawfare, Settlements, United Nations

 

The U.S. Peace Plan May Finally Bring about a Palestinian State

Among those most fervently opposed to Israel applying its sovereignty to Jewish areas of the West Bank are members of the hard right, many of whom live in the affected areas. They do so because, under the Trump administration proposal, the extension of sovereignty makes possible the creation of a Palestinian state in the remainder of the territory. Haviv Rettig Gur comments on this irony:

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More about: Annexation, Israel & Zionism