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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
US and Israel v. the World on Jerusalem
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Jerusalem is an international city – the capital of none. Neither Trump, Netanyahu or anyone else can change what UN Resolution 181 established in November 1947, before Israel became a member state.
UN Resolution 194 mandated free access to the city, other holy places, and right of return for diaspora Palestinians.
Resolution 273 gave Israel UN membership conditional on it accepting Resolutions 181 and 194, as well as "unreservedly (agreeing to honor) the obligations of the United Nations Charter."
From inception to now, Israel defied international laws at its discretion, showing contempt for the rule of law, brutalizing Palestinians throughout its existence.
In response to Trump's lawless Jerusalem declaration, Security Council members voted 14 – 1 in favor of respecting the "character, status (and) demographic comp
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