What Rulers and Politicians Won’t Learn from the Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony in Jerusalem

Jan. 24 2020

Yesterday, an impressive roster of world leaders visited Yad Vashem in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Some—including Prince Charles, Emanuel Macron, and Vladimir Putin—will also be stopping in Ramallah to meet with the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, an unrepentant Holocaust denier. For Lyn Julius, this is evidence enough that many of the attendees will return to their homes having learned the wrong lessons:

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More about: Amin Haj al-Husseini, Arab anti-Semitism, Holocaust, Mahmoud Abbas, Yad Vashem

With Its Threats against Israel, the EU Undermines International Law

The office of the European Union’s president, along with several member states, have made clear that they will consider taking punitive actions against Jerusalem should it go through with plans to extend its sovereignty over parts of the West Bank. In the assessment of EU diplomats, Israel has no legitimate claims to land outside the 1949 armistice lines—the so-called “1967 lines”—and any attempt to act as if it does violates the Fourth Geneva Convention. But, to David Wurmser, this entire argument is based on a poor reading of the law:

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More about: European Union, International Law, West Bank