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UN Partition of Palestine violated international law

Reader comment on item: Obama to Palestinians: Accept the Jewish State
in response to reader comment: Let's not suggest that in 1947 the U.N. partitioned Palestine

Submitted by Salomon Benzimra (Canada), Apr 6, 2013 at 22:38

Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld is absolutely correct. The UN Partition could in no way be seen as binding.

Besides, when this Resolution was passed in November 1947, the Mandate or Palestine was still in force, especially Article 5 which prohibited the cession of any Palestine territory to a foreign power. In addition, Article 80 of the UN Charter expressly protected the rights of PEOPLES (in this case, the Jewish people) which have been legally acquired prior to the creation of the UN.

Therefore, the Partition Resolution of the UN violated a previous international agreement (the Mandate) and contravened the very Charter of the UN. The Zionists accepted the Partition Resolution under duress, given the hundreds of thousands of Jews parked in DP camps in the wake of WWII and with nowhere to go. This Resolution has no redeeming value; it only distorted the legal reality and its negative effects have been felt to this day.

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