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Building is not a unilateral step that changes the status of the land

By Ted Belman

Netanyahu and entourage are headed to Poland for a high level meeting. In advance his office put out a joint communique which said, inter alia, “Unilateral steps by either party are counterproductive to achieving a sustainable lasting peace,”

Nwetanyahu took issue with this statement because, according to JPOST:

    The implication in that statement is that Netanyahu was taking a stand against construction in West Bank settlements, a position which would complicate his political standing at home.

The truth of the matter is that the objection to the statement arises from a misunderstanding of what the Oslo accords provide. In fact the Accords only proscribe unilateral steps which change the status of the land. Building on it would do no such thing.

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Source: Israpundit

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