In an Nov. 26 essay titled ‘Australia’s U-turn on Israeli settlements in occupied territories is shameful‘ ‘Comment is Free’ contributor Michael Brull – anotheranti-ZionistJewish voice associated with ‘CiF’ Australia – criticizes his country for supporting Israel, alleging that the new government is now “complicit in many breaches of international law” regarding the settlements.
After citing Australia’s recent abstention at the UN in a vote which “called for an end to Israeli settlements in the occupied territories”, Brull adds the following:
There is little controversy about the status of settlements under international law. The international court of justice, in its 2004 advisory opinion on the wall being constructed by Israel in the West Bank, concluded that “the Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories (including East Jerusalem) have been established in breach of international law.”
Indeed, as former Australian Labor party foreign minister Bob Carr recently noted…
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