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Non-Binding Nature of General Assembly Resolutions

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Apr 18, 2016 at 06:54

Dear Daniel Pipes,

You begin this posting with the assertion the the "UN ruled ...."
That immediately brings to mind the question of which UN body,
the General Assembly, or the Security Council?

I am sure you are aware that the Resolutions of the General Assembly, unlike those of the Security Council, are not binding on the member states.

Therefore, it needs to be explicitly asserted here that the Corpus Separatum status of Jerusalem does not have the dignity of constituting so-called International Law.

Here's Wikipedia on the legal status of UN General Assembly Resolutions:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_General_Assembly_resolution

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Daniel Pipes replies:

It was UN General Assembly Resolution 181. Technically, you are right, it was just a recommendation. In fact, it made policy and brought Israel into existence. So, I stand by my formulation.

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