Border control

First published in Letters by

BEN YOUNG distorts the truth (Letters, February 26).

After the San Remo Conference of 1922, article 22 of the convention setting up the League of Nations, Palestine was entrusted to Britain “as a sacred trust of civilisation” for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”.

This was a binding resolution with the force of international law. Britain partitioned the land into the Palestine Kingdom of Jordan and the rest, now known as Palestine.

The Jews were given the right to set up a homeland throughout all Palestine and these rights have never been rescinded. The Jews proposed one country for all, but the Arabs rejected this proposal.

Palestine has never been an Arab nation or designated to be one. The 1967 borders are not legally defined, but are simply the ceasefire line.

UN Security Council resolution 242 does not set any borders and says they should be set when Israel and her Arab neighbours make peace. As the Arabs have no intention of ever making peace, Israel is morally entitled to hold the ground she has.

The territory Israel recovered in 1967 was never legally the territory of any Arab state. It was legally designated for a Jewish national homeland.

Ken Barnes, North View, Catterton.

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11:50am Thu 28 Feb 13

/kev/null says...

I think the best thing to do with the Palestinian region is to stop interfering and let them settle matters themselves. It would probably result in Israel ceasing to exist but given that the problems started when Israel was created it seems to be the most obvious solution.
I think the best thing to do with the Palestinian region is to stop interfering and let them settle matters themselves. It would probably result in Israel ceasing to exist but given that the problems started when Israel was created it seems to be the most obvious solution. /kev/null
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1:04pm Thu 28 Feb 13

roclank2000 says...

Israel did indeed recover its own territory in 1967, a fact usually distorted or discarded by the apologists for the bus bombers.
Israel did indeed recover its own territory in 1967, a fact usually distorted or discarded by the apologists for the bus bombers. roclank2000
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1:46pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Jonthan says...

This letter is well off the mark. Israel was etablished in 1947 by a UN which gave the Jews 565 of the land though they were only 10% of the population,
However Israel is now in the process of taking 100% of the land. That is why they are in violation of many UN resolutions, and why the settlements are illegal.
T
This letter is well off the mark. Israel was etablished in 1947 by a UN which gave the Jews 565 of the land though they were only 10% of the population, However Israel is now in the process of taking 100% of the land. That is why they are in violation of many UN resolutions, and why the settlements are illegal. T Jonthan
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2:09pm Thu 28 Feb 13

englandland says...

/kev/null wrote:
I think the best thing to do with the Palestinian region is to stop interfering and let them settle matters themselves. It would probably result in Israel ceasing to exist but given that the problems started when Israel was created it seems to be the most obvious solution.
This is an outrageous comment and just as off the mark as the letter above. The idea of Israel 'ceasing to exist' is as monstrous as Palestine having 'ceased to exist'. There is every possibility of a liveable 2-state solution in the short term, and given a few more generations things might even settle down into something fair and peaceful. Comments like this, in their own little way, try to prevent this happening.
[quote][p][bold]/kev/null[/bold] wrote: I think the best thing to do with the Palestinian region is to stop interfering and let them settle matters themselves. It would probably result in Israel ceasing to exist but given that the problems started when Israel was created it seems to be the most obvious solution.[/p][/quote]This is an outrageous comment and just as off the mark as the letter above. The idea of Israel 'ceasing to exist' is as monstrous as Palestine having 'ceased to exist'. There is every possibility of a liveable 2-state solution in the short term, and given a few more generations things might even settle down into something fair and peaceful. Comments like this, in their own little way, try to prevent this happening. englandland
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