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August 30, 2011

Israel and Jerusalem in International Law: The Importance of San Remo


The Unity Coalition for Israel (UCI) and the European Coalition for Israel (ECI) have introduced an ECI film which explains, in historical detail, the legal foundation in international law for the modern State of Israel. The film highlights the key importance of the San Remo Conference following World War I: at San Remo, in 1920, the right of the Jewish state to be re-constituted was incorporated into international law and remains in effect to this day.

In April, 2010, upon the 90th anniversary of the San Remo Conference, Eli Hertz writes,

Reaffirming the importance of the San Remo Resolution of April 25, 1920 - which included the Balfour Declaration in its entirety - in shaping the map of the modern Middle East, as agreed upon by the Supreme Council of the Principal Allied Powers (Britain, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States acting as an observer), and later approved unanimously by the League of Nations; the Resolution remains irrevocable, legally binding and valid to this day.

He goes on to write,

Jews are in the Land of Israel as of right and not on sufferance. It is important to point out that political right to self-determination as a polity for Arabs, was guaranteed by the same League of Nations in four other mandates - in Lebanon and Syria [The French Mandate], Iraq, and later Trans-Jordan [The British Mandate].

The film can be seen here.

Posted by at August 30, 2011 12:01 PM


while this is important, let's not detract from the point that Palestine and Palestinians referred to the Jews, not the PLO/Hamas created "Palestinians"

Posted by: Howard Johnson (aka: John Hummasti) at August 30, 2011 06:19 PM

Great video. Simple and clear. Thank you for bringing these facts to the public eye.

Posted by: Don Straub at August 31, 2011 12:52 PM

The best article about Jerusalem.
Israeli on Arab TV: J'lem Was Ours When Moslems Worshipped Idols
A Bar Ilan Univ. researcher told Al Jazeera, "Jews were in Jerusalem while Muslims were drinking wine; we don’t need your permission to build."

Posted by: Dan Kelso at September 4, 2011 01:01 PM

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