Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask his Cabinet to approve some of the conclusions of a report that says that West Bank settlements are legal under international law.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to bury the Levy Report, which recommends legalizing most unauthorized settlement outposts in the West Bank and making it easier for existing settlements to expand, a senior politician who spoke with the premier about the issue told Haaretz yesterday.
Jewish settlers and right wingers may celebrate the so-called findings of the Levy Commission claiming there is no occupation of the West Bank. They should think again.
Reaction to Israel’s Levy Commission, which says the Israeli occupation of the West Bank is legal, is threatening to shatter American Jewish consensus on the peace process.
Some in Israel believe they can thumb their nose at the world over the occupation. That’s a big mistake, especially when Israel needs help to deal with the Iran threat.
A new report claims that the occupation isn’t and the illegal outposts aren’t. That flies in the face of a half-century of legal opinion and Israel’s own policies.