Date: 20 May 2011


Is Obama Above the Law? \\\\ Ignoring International Law \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ May 20, 2011 | Eli E. Hertz \\\ No legal right shall spring from a wrong and Palestinian Arabs illegal aggression against the territorial integrity and political independence of Israel, cannot and should not be rewarded. \\\\\\\\\\\ International law make it clear: All of Israel's wars with its Arab neighbors were in self-defence. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Professor, Judge Schwebel, former president of the International Court of Justice in the Hague writing in What Weight to Conquest [1994]: \\\\\\\\\\\\\ "(a) a state [Israel] acting in lawful exercise of its right of self-defense may seize and occupy foreign territory as long as such seizure and occupation are necessary to its self-defense; \\\\\\\\\\\ "(b) as a condition of its withdrawal from such territory, that State may require the institution of security measures reasonably designed to ensure that that territory shall not again be used to mount a threat or use of force against it of such a nature as to justify exercise of self-defense; \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ "(c) Where the prior holder of territory had seized that territory unlawfully [Jordan], the state which subsequently takes that territory in the lawful exercise of self-defense [Israel] has, against that prior holder, better title." \\\\\\\\\\\\ "As between Israel, acting defensively in 1948 and 1967, on the one hand, and her Arab neighbors, acting aggressively, in 1948 and 1967, on the other, Israel has the better title in the territory of what was Palestine, including the whole of Jerusalem." \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ To view this article on the web, please click here. 000000000