It may interest Mr Hayeem to know that under international law ethnic Jews are fully entitled to establish communities on the West Bank. It is also worth pointing out that the country now known as Jordan was originally part of Mandate Palestine, but was declared forbidden to Jewish settlement. In fact, Arabs now control not less than 75% of the territory of Mandate Palestine. I should add that Israel has ignored no UN resolution that it is required to obey. OK?
Professor Geoffrey Alderman [University of Buckingham]
Under international law, ethnic Jews have the right to establish and maintain communities on what is now called the West Bank. No international court that I am aware of has ever ruled against this. Under UN resolution 242 Israeli armed forces are called upon to vacate the West Bank (as part of an overall peace settlement), but not Israeli civilians and certainly not Jews. OK?
Professor Geoffrey Alderman