• Michael Davison

    Why is it so difficult for people, even supposedly intelligent ones to understand the significance of UNSCR 242? This binding UN resolution links the withdrawal of Israeli forces from “territories acquired” to the signing of negotiated peace treaties between the belligerents. This has been done with Egypt and Jordan, and still has to be done with Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinians.
    As a result, “the occupation” is a UN-backed situation which will end when there are negotiated peace agreements with the remaining adjacent belligerents. There should be no question of the legitimacy of the occupation–its end is conditional to the achievement of negotiated peace agreements. No peace agreements, no end to the occupation.