by Quds News Network
US Ambassador to the occupation state of Israel, David Friedman, on Wednesday, spoke at a conference in occupied Jerusalem, announcing the US intention to recognize the West Bank as part of the Israel, claiming that the illegal settlements are not in violation of international law.
âSince coming here Iâve worked to add one more item to a busy agenda: helping to find a fix to the issues that still linger from the Six Day War,â he said in the conference at which he and Netanyahu spoke.
Friedman adopted the Israeli narration about the 1967 war in which the Zionists occupied the West Bank, the Golan Heights, and Gaza, claiming that âin just six days of battle, Israel tripled in size, gained critical buffers against its enemies, reunited Jerusalem and demonstrated to the entire world that it was here to stay.â
âBut it didnât make peace with everyone and when we came into office the lingering issues included three of significant importance, we have approached them in ascending order of complexity.
The status of:
2) the Golan Heights
3) Judea and Samaria.
He also claimed that Jerusalem is the capital of âIsraelâ according to âbiblical historyâ and US law.
“I thank God that President Trump had the courage and the wisdom to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move our embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv,â he added.
He described the US decision to deem the West Bank settlements legal as âcertainly the most complicated of the issues because of the large indigenous Palestinian population.â
Friedman claimed that the West Bank is Jewish because its Jewish name is simply very Jewish. âJudea and Samaria â the name Judea says it all â is territory that historically had an important Jewish presence,â he said.
Interestingly, he also stated that following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Palestine (which Zionists deny ever existed) was occupied by the British forces, but then he comes to the strange conclusion that Palestine, being under the British mandate, was rightfully owned by the British and had to be exclusively granted for the Jews.
âAfter the Ottoman Empire fell, Judea and Samaria, along with the rest of what was then referred to as Palestine, became subject to a British Trust which was subject to the Balfour Declaration, the terms of the San Remo conference and the League of Nations Mandate.
In simple terms, the British were obliged to facilitate settlement of the Jewish People in this land. Thatâs not to say that Jewish settlement was exclusive, that no one else had the right to live there. But Jews certainly did.
âSo, intuitively, who has a good claim to the land? Israel, whose historical and legal rights were recognized by the League of Nations, Jordan, which was there for only 19 years with virtually no legitimacy, and which, in any event renounced its claim to territory West of the Jordan River in 1995, or the Ottomans who washed their hands of Palestine after WWI. The answer, with all due respect to all the scholars, seems obvious.â
Image: Days of Palestine
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam