Friday, 31 January 2014

Wasteful didactic analysis

From: g87
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2014 10:40 AM
Subject: Wasteful didactic analysis

Wasteful didactic analysis
Is a didactic analysis by Colin Rubenstein of the much – abused Geneva Convention / International Law derivations really worthwhile? Letters 31/1 Bishop right on Israel.
Israel’s avowed enemies have never had the remotest intention of living peacefully with the Middle East’s only democracy.
It is demonstrable from the earliest days of the terror based creation of the so – called Palestinian people in  the 1960’s.

‘’It is widely accepted, even by the Arab League, that there will be land swaps as part of any peace deal, and this can resolve the settlement issue’’

Really? Does anyone believe that any of the Islamic factions in Gaza, Ramallah or elsewhere – either Hamas / Hezbullah or even the Palestinians will remove the obliteration of Israel from their constitutions? Or merely accept that Israel be allowed to be in peace?

Furthermore, prolix analysis including ‘’land swaps’’ and ‘’...genuine bilateral negotiations focusing on all contentious issues...’’ are a utopian ideal that essentially no  Palestinian supports. It would surely cost them their lives.
In your dreams: remember 1948, 1967, 1973, multiple Intifadas, and more.

Where is any indicator that there is the remotest yearning for peace negotiations?
Indeed Rubenstein’s over – generous, over – legalistic letter will manifestly be used by enemies of peace to nit – pick his words. That is the way of media manipulation which Colin will probably elicit via his over – generous letter.

Plainly International Law and all derivations of the Geneva Convention is currently used by those who thereby vouchsafe mass – murder on terrorist scale.
It has always been so.

Geoff Seidner
13 Alston Grove East St Kilda 3183
03 9525 9255
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Bishop right on Israel
COMMENTS by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in which she refrained from branding Israel's settlements as illegal have drawn considerable adverse reaction ("Israeli lawyers caution Bishop", 27/1). However, Ms Bishop was right, in law and as an expression of Australia's bipartisan support for a two-state resolution.
Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention -- the provision usually cited as supposedly making the settlements illegal -- prohibits a country from transferring its population to land it occupies. However, it is arguable both that this applies only to forced transfers or deportations, not voluntary ones, and that, in any case, by the plain text of the convention itself, it does not apply to the West Bank. This is because it applies only to land taken from another signatory country that had the legal right to it. Jordan's occupation of the West Bank prior to 1967 was illegal.
So when Ms Bishop says "I would like to see what international law has declared them illegal", she is on solid ground, backed by numerous eminent international law authorities.
But even more important than the legal argument is her policy one: "I don't think it's helpful to prejudge the settlement issue if you're trying to get a negotiated solution."
It is widely accepted, even by the Arab League, that there will be land swaps as part of any peace deal, and this can resolve the settlement issue.
However, peace will arrive only through genuine bilateral negotiations focusing on all contentious issues but also depends on the Palestinians genuinely tackling issues such as continued incitement to hatred and violence and the refusal to recognise Israel as a Jewish state.
Colin Rubenstein, executive director, Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, South Melbourne, Vic

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