Saturday, May 26, 2007

Secret memo said to prove Israel knew occupation was illegal

Now this is something I doubt will get much attention from the MSM unless someone can find a way to discredit it. Which should prove rather difficult considering the guy who wrote the memo is still alive and says he still believes what he wrote.
A secret memo proves that the Israeli government knew that its occupation of Palestinian land was illegal after it won the Six Day War in 1967, a British newspaper reported Saturday.

Theodor Meron, who wrote the memo as the Israeli foreign ministry's legal advisor at the time, said "I believe I would have given the same opinion today," according to The Independent newspaper.

With Israel now celebrating the 40th anniversary of the war, the 76-year-old Meron, who went on to become a leading international jurist, challenges Israel's long-held argument that settlements do not violate international law.

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