The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem; International Law and Common Sense (MiDA)

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By Brooke Goldstein
December 13, 2017

We find ourselves talking once again about whether the United States should officially recognize the plain facts on the ground. Namely, that Jerusalem, the location of the Israeli Supreme Court, the Knesset, the President’s residence and the Prime Minister’s office, is the capital of Israel. It is.

The legal right of the Jewish people to exercise sovereignty over the geographic area once known as Palestine, including Jerusalem, is well enshrined in international law. The San Remo Resolution, the Franco-British boundary convention, the Anglo-American Convention, the Mandate for Palestine,  Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, and other documents establish that legal title to Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish state.

These rights have never been revoked. Neither the U.N. General Assembly, nor the Security Council have the power or the jurisdiction to change this fact of international law.

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