I Live in Post ’67 Israel

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon explains why those who claim that where I live is “occupied territory” have no leg to stand on.  Just one quote:

After the war in 1967, when Jews started returning to their historic heartland in the West Bank, or Judea and Samaria, as the territory had been known around the world for 2,000 years until the Jordanians renamed it, the issue of settlements arose. However, Rostow found no legal impediment to Jewish settlement in these territories. He maintained that the original British Mandate of Palestine still applies to the West Bank. He said “the Jewish right of settlement in Palestine west of the Jordan River, that is, in Israel, the West Bank, Jerusalem, was made unassailable. That right has never been terminated and cannot be terminated except by a recognized peace between Israel and its neighbors.” There is no internationally binding document pertaining to this territory that has nullified this right of Jewish settlement since

This message needs to get out, so that we can combat the narrative that the Arabs have been using for too long.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Risa
    Jan 03, 2010 @ 16:12:56

    In all the Rabbi Riskin business no one mentioned that he said (in the video I was pointed to) “I am the chief rabbi of Efrat in the west bank of Israel”. Israel doesn’t have a west bank. The Jordan has a west bank. We all live on the west bank of the Jordan River.

  2. jimmy
    Jan 09, 2010 @ 22:33:05

    There is a west bank of Israel as the esteemed Rabbi mentioned, its the beach in Tel Aviv.

    Someone should buy the man an atlas!

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