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Palestinian Statehood Violates International Law (Townhall.com) December 7, 2012

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

When the U.N. General Assembly voted to make Palestine a nonmember observer state, it showed once again that there is a lot of politics at the U.N. but not much law.  

There are 4 criteria for recognizing a state in international law.  The Palestinian Authority does not meet them and, amazingly, these criteria were not even reviewed.  Instead the General Assembly voted on politics—“we think it’s time,” or, “we don’t like Israel.” 

Further, the Palestinian Authority move to seek U.N. recognition violated an international treaty. In the Oslo Accords, the PA had agreed not to change its international status except through its negotiations with Israel. 

Maybe there is no such thing as international law, only international politics, since countries only seem to follow it when it suits them.  That’s certainly how it looks at the United Nations.

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