I was sent a very powerful You Tube video concerning the legal rights of the Jewish people to the disputed holy city of Jerusalem. Scholar and Jurist Jacques Gauthier speaks about the Law of War from a legal standpoint that totally dismantle any idea that Israel is under any obligation to retreat back to the green line. He shows that the GENERAL ARMISTICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND JORDAN – APRIL 3, 1949 states in Article 2 that, “…no provision of this agreement shall in anyway prejudice the rights, claims and positions of either party hereto in the ultimate peaceful settlement of the Palestine question…”
Gauthier points out that the Green Line is only relevant to the Law or War and is where the warring parties stopped fighting and cannot be used as a basis of claims.
Gil Hoffman of the Jerusalem Post, in a recent article, states that large majorities recognize importance of keeping Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty, oppose transferring Temple Mount to Palestinian control. Seventy-seven percent of Israelis oppose returning to pre-1967 lines the poll reads “with minor border adjustments”] even if it would lead to a peace agreement and declarations by Arab states of an end to their conflict with Israel, a poll revealed Monday.
A Dahaf Institute poll of a sample 500 Israelis taken last week found that large majorities of 85 percent and 75%, respectively, recognized the importance of maintaining a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty within the framework of any final peace deal and opposed transferring the Temple Mount to Palestinian control even if the Western Wall were to remain in Israeli hands. The poll found that 60% of Israelis believed that defensible borders would ensure security more than a peace agreement would, and 82% considered security concerns more important than a peace deal.
TRUE JERUSALEM IS THE OLD CITY NOT THE MODERN ADDITIONS
The Old City is basically divided into 5 zones – the Christian Quarter, Armenian Quarter, Muslim Quarter, Jewish Quarter and the Temple Mount. This is what actually makes up the true Jerusalem proper. All the maps created by the occupiers of Jerusalem throughout the centuries have Jerusalem located within the walls of the Old City. What lies outside of those walls is not the Jerusalem of the claimants.
In 1988 Jordan gave up it’s rights to any claim on the Old City and stated that they were assigning Jordan’s rights to the Palestinian People, which according to Jacques Gauthier could not be accomplished under International Law.
I believe this is why the PA and notable world leaders are opting for a call by the UN General Assembly to pronounce a Palestinian state at the Green Line. Thier legal position is extremely weak and Obama knows it. The question of true ownership of Jerusalem will ultimately be decided by war. Israel will not surrender Jerusalem and the world powers will use force to try to accomplish their evil plans:
“Why do the nations assemble, and the peoples plot vain things; the kings of the earth take thier stand and regents intrigue together against HaShem and his anointed? [Israel] Let’s break the cords of their yoke and shake off their ropes from us! He who is in heaven laughs, HaShem mocks them. He then speaks to them in His anger and terrifies them in His rage; I have installed my king on Zion, My holy mountain! [the Old City of Jerusalem]. Let Me tell of the decree – HaShem said to me, you [Israel] are my son, I have fathered you this day [this is the day when Israel accepts the yoke of the Torah once again]. Ask it of Me and I will make the nations your domain, your estate the limits of the earth. You can smash them with an iron mace and shatter them like potter’s ware. So now O kings be prudent, accept discipline, you rulers of the earth! Serve HaShem in awe; tremble with fright, pay homage in good faith lest He be angered and your way be doomed in the mere flash of His anger. Happy are those who take refuge in Him. [Psalm 2]