April 24-25 of this year was the 90th anniversary of the San Remo Conference which took place in 1920 and established the right of the Jews of Israel to settle (hear that? SETTLE) anywhere in the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
A statement issued following the commemoration ceremony included the following declarations:
“Emphasizing that the San Remo Resolution of 1920 recognized the exclusive national Jewish rights to the Land of Israel under international law, on the strength of the historical connection of the Jewish people to the territory previously known as Palestine.
“Recalling that such a seminal event as the San Remo Conference of 1920 has been forgotten or ignored by the community of nations, and that the rights it conferred upon the Jewish people have been unlawfully dismissed, curtailed and denied.
“Asserting that a just and lasting peace, leading to the acceptance of secure and recognized borders between all States in the region, can only be achieved by recognizing the long established rights of the Jewish people under international law.”
I have observed that both individuals and nations possess the faculty of “selective memory.” I will bet a pound to a penny that every Israel-bashing individual who claims that by possessing and settling Yehudah and Shomron Israel is violating “international law” is unaware that the San Remo Conference’s agreement has never been legally superseded, and that despite the current UN’s — and President Obama’s — unwillingness to recognize the Jewish people’s ancient claim to this land, the entire League of Nations, on 22 July 1922 declared, “Whereas recognition has been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country.”
Those in the world so deeply concerned with international law (who, I would add, are NEVER able to cite me the laws that Israel is allegedly breaking) would do well to learn one or two of them.
(And also take note of the map above: “Palestine,” yes. Green Line? No. From the Jordan to the Mediterranean: “Area Remaining for Jewish National Home.”)