In a World Where Iran, Russia, Turkey and Others Violate International Law, the Focus on Israel Appears Misplaced

(Jerusalem Post) Seth J. Frantzman - The UN's request that the International Court of Justice examine the issue of Israel's "occupation, settlement and annexation" follows in the footsteps of countless other condemnations of Israel. Yet in a world in which Russia has annexed Crimea and invaded Ukraine, and Turkey is illegally occupying Afrin in Syria, it is worth considering why and how Israel alone seems to be at the center of international law disputes. Israel's role in the West Bank is not unique and involves processes that have happened elsewhere. Turkey, a NATO member, has invaded parts of Syria and caused ethnic cleansing of Kurds and resettled other people in these areas. When Jordan ran eastern Jerusalem between 1948 and 1967 and Jews were ethnically cleansed from areas of the Old City, this was not called "occupation."

2023-01-02 00:00:00

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