Recognize the legality of the Israeli Settlements

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Dear President Bush,
We, the citizens of the United States of America, demand that the US Government fully recognize the legality of the Israeli communities situated in the West Bank and Gaza. The following declarations in support of the Jewish communities situated in the West Bank and must be made prior to the upcoming November elections.
Settlements are Not Illegal!
1. The settlements are not located in "occupied territory." The last binding international legal instrument which divided the territory in the region of Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza was the League of Nations Mandate, which explicitly recognized the right of Jewish settlement in all territory allocated to the Jewish national home in the context of the British Mandate. These rights under the British Mandate were preserved by the successor organization to the League of Nations, the United Nations, under Article 49 of the UN Charter.
2. There was no Palestinian sovereignty in the West Bank and Gaza Strip prior to 1967. Jews have a deep historic and emotional attachment to the land and, as their legal claims are at least equal to those of Palestinians, it is natural for Jews to build homes in communities in these areas, just as Palestinians build in theirs.
3. The territory of the West Bank and Gaza Strip was captured by Israel in a defensive war, which is a legal means to acquire territory under international law. In fact, Israel's seizing the land in 1967 was the only legal acquisition of the territory this century: the Jordanian occupation of the West Bank from 1947 to 1967, by contrast, had been the result of an offensive war in 1948 and was never recognized by the international community, including the Arab states, with the exception of Great Britain and Pakistan.
In addition, we demand the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. Jonathan Pollard has now been in jail for nineteen years, longer than any other American accused of or convicted for similar actions.
If these conditions are not met by November 1st, 2004, we the undersigned will vote against you in the up-coming election.



Sincerely,

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    • BULLSH*T! You greedy b@st@rds! I hope those settlements are dismantled brick by brick.
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    • Hell
  • Yosef R
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    • I wrote this petition to help Am Yisrael in her time of need. Please spread this petition to all you know. Now is not the time for US Jewry to remain silent.
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    • Please refer to it as Judea an Samaria and not the "West Bank"
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  • KAHANE RULES AND LIVES ON !
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    • First they get our land, second they destroy us
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  • Ilya
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    • Bush nor Kerry will do this, Israel must preassure bush now before the elections because israel is a MAJOR issue to lots of christians and jews in the U.S. and if he opposes it then we will tell the public and he will lose the election. PREASSURE BUSH NOW! Also kill all arabs and muslims, we truly have no friends among them because we are all infidels compared to them, that is how they view us
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    • Bush, you know the Bible says this land is ours!
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    • The people of the US have no say in what happens in Israel....deal with it on your own...you helped create the problem your dealing with...
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    • Talmud says vote for Kerry
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