Knesset Member Tzipi Livni, says justice minister, Ayelet Shaked’s proposal would create a binational state.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB, LAHAV HARKOV
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Sunday said she is pushing to have Israeli law apply to the West Bank within one year.
Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked
Shaked made the comments while being interviewed on stage at a conference in Jerusalem organized by the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel, in spite of prior vehement opposition to the idea by the Justice Ministry bureaucracy, including former attorney-general Yehuda Weinstein.
Asked about the Hok Hanormot or “Normalizing Law,” for making Israeli law apply to the West Bank, she replied, “I established a joint committee along with the Defense Ministry to work on legislation for Judea and Samaria, with essentially the purpose being that ultimately any law which was passed in the Knesset will either apply to Judea and Samaria by virtue of the legislation itself or by an order of the general [who legislates in the West Bank] or by any other manner which is considered appropriate.” Continue Reading »
Tareq Abbas says Peace talks are futile & his father should abandon peace talks, dissolve Palestinian Authority, forcing Israel to take control of West Bank, giving civil rights (like Israeli Arabs enjoy).
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ youngest son Tareq told the New York Times on Tuesday that he believes peace talks with Israel are futile and that the one-state solution is the only peaceful way to resolve the conflict.
Tareq Abbas, 48, a son of the Palestinian Authority president. – Photo: Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times
Like many Palestinians, Tareq objects to extending the US-led peace talks, and believes his father should turn to international organizations instead, asking them to recognize the Palestinian state. Continue Reading »
History, Demographics, and Law Favor Israel’s Annexation of Judea and Samaria, Not a Two-State Solution
By Matthew M. Hausman (reposted from Aug 2011)
It has become an article of political faith in the West that the creation of an independent Palestinian state will resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. But the two-state paradigm is based on fictional assumptions – that an ancient Palestinian people occupied the land for thousands of years until its displacement by Israel, that the conflict is driven by this displacement, and that Israel usurped ancestral Arab soil. These false premises are used to obscure the true nature of the conflict, which is not really a dispute between Israelis and Palestinians over real estate, but rather is a war of annihilation being waged by the entire Arab-Muslim world. Continue Reading »