Chris Proudlove in his latest blog sets out “ISRAEL’S LEGITIMACY IN INTERNATIONAL LAW” Only he doesn’t. Once again we find that he offers no relevant documented proof to back up his claims. He simply posts up opinion and obscurity.
Firstly I shall give a short insight into how Chris thinks. This is a man who calls Hitler a “German Patriot” yet when he wrote two blogs about the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem no such kindness was offered up. He constantly contradicts himself too. He also thinks that Arabs in the West Bank should simply up sticks and move to Jordan. Why does he think they should do this? Well one of his reasons is that [and I kid you not] “They have the same surnames as their cousins in Jordan”.
In one of his ramblings he wrote this of the San Remo treaty “What a number of organizations and leading lawyers are seeking is for the International Court of Justice or similar body to look afresh at San Remo and rule on its validity” He also mentions several times that he’d like to see that happen too. Only now that he has recently discovered the the ICJ has apparently looked at the San Remo treaty and they failed to find in Israel’s favour he declares it a “scandal” and simply refuses to accept the findings that he and his Hasbarist chums were calling for.
On a similar line he once stated of both British White papers “A White Paper is not law.” But now that he has found, I assume, an obscure line or paragraph in the Churchill White paper he proclaims “The Churchill White Paper endorses Israel’s claims, Trevor. I’m laughing out loud at your ignorance. The MacDonald White Paper has no legal significance.” So one also has to assume that as of yet he has found nothing obscure in the Macdonald White paper and therefore only that White paper is insignificant….According to him.
He highly recommended that I read the Howard Grief book ‘The Legal Foundation And Borders Of Israel Under International Law’ and even told me I’d find all the answers to my questions therein. Now you would think that someone who suggested this would have read the book from cover to cover….but as it turns out….HE HAS NEVER READ THE BOOK HIMSELF.
So as we can see this is a man who will not and cannot accept facts and that not a word that comes out his mouth can be trusted.
On one occasion he called the terrorist and wannabe Nazi collaborator Avraham Stern a “patriot” Later he denied calling Stern a “patriot” and how did he attempt to refute this…By calling Stern a “patriot”
Now it would be easy to dismiss this man as a kook but this is an individual who has worked in the newspaper industry for decades.
Israel declared her independence based on UNGA Res.181 and declared her borders according to said resolution [Hasbarists constantly claim Israel declared no borders] and as such was recognized immediately by the U.S.A then Russia then the majority of of the remainder of the International community. This in turn gave the state of Israel her legitimacy and later led to Israel being admitted to the UN and as a member of the UN Israel is bound by the UN charter.
“MY DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: I have the honor to notify you that the state of Israel has been proclaimed as an independent republic within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution of November 29, 1947, and that a provisional government has been charged to assume the rights and duties of government for preserving law and order within the boundaries of Israel, for defending the state against external aggression, and for discharging the obligations of Israel to the other nations of the world in accordance with international law. The Act of Independence will become effective at one minute after six o’clock on the evening of 14 May 1948, Washington time.”
So what does this mean? Well it means that under law Israel IS occupying land outside of her declared borders. Land which they have never legally annexed and therefore the occupation and settlements are indeed ILLEGAL!
Take Jerusalem as an example.
“…On 2 August, the Government of Israel rejected the suggestion and decided to declare the Jerusalem area under its control as Israel-occupied territory. Dr. Dov Joseph was appointed Military Governor.”
As you can clearly see Israel declared herself “occupier” of Jerusalem.
And here’s the British Government position on Israels illegal occupation of Jerusalem.
“His Majesty’s Government are unable to recognise the sovereignty of Israel over that part of Jerusalem which she occupies…”
As of yet Israel has never legally annexed Jerusalem.
Now the conundrum Hasbarists face:
If, as the Hasbarists say, the San Remo treaty is irrevocable, then UNGA Res.181 must be declared unlawful. If Res.181 is unlawful then Israel’s declaration of independence must also be unlawful and the nations who recognized Israel have in fact also committed an unlawful act by recognizing her statehood. Ergo, according to the Hasbarists, Israel is an illegal entity.
A question for Chris and his fellow Hasbarists.
Can you show me where Israel declared her independence based on the San Remo treaty?
The reality is. The Hasbara nonsense about San Remo is a ploy to try and give legitimacy to Israel’s illegal occupation…Anyone with two working brain cells can clearly see that.
Oh and btw, Proudlove. All of the above blows clean out the water the comments you left in Yesterdays blog [which I note you tried to hijack with Hasbara]. As an illegal occupier Israel has no rights to build its separation barrier on Arab lands. If Israel wishes to build a wall for security reasons let her build the damn thing inside her own boundaries.