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The San Remo Agreement Remains Law to This Day

The San Remo agreements solidified in law the Jewish land title to Israel and what is now called "the West Bank"

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“Only that shall happen which has happened, only that occur which has occurred; There is nothing new beneath the sun!” – Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) 1:9

How true the words of King Solomon, renowned for his wisdom, ring today.

For much of the debates between the factions of the Israeli Knesset during the 2019-20 election campaigns and subsequent coalition building, one idea kept popping up, either as a rallying cry, or as an excuse for stalled negotiations: Sovereignty.

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During this week of Yom Yerushalayim, the anniversary on the Jewish calendar marking the victories of the Six Day War, with the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation, and the reunification of the Holy City and its return to Jewish control for the first time in over two thousand years, the question of sovereignty over the lands of Judea and Samaria marks its 53rd birthday firmly entrenched in the spotlight.
 

But, as the wise king correctly pointed out – been there, done that, and that is because of another noteworthy anniversary that has just passed – the 100th anniversary of the San Remo Conference.

 

Placing notes in the Western Wall

“The High Contracting Parties agree to entrust… in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people…”

With these words, whose 100th anniversary passed mere weeks ago on April 25 with little fanfare on the international stage – and with the subsequent formation of the Emirate of Transjordan just 50 weeks later, on April 11, 1921 – the borders of the Jewish homeland were, in effect, defined.

The San Remo Conference, enshrined by the world powers of the time, defined the legal borders of the Jewish nation in international law – that is, Israel, and what is now called the “West Bank.” Nothing since then has annulled this agreement.

The imperative question of sovereignty over the land from the Lebanon Mountains in the north to the Red Sea in the south, from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Jordan River in the east, was always clearly “when?”  Not “if”, and not “where?”

So, why, one may ask, are we now revisiting the question of sovereignty, now re-examining our rights to apply our jurisdictional authority over lands where international law would clearly back our prerogative?

What the San Remo Conference could not have foreseen was the aftermath of the Six Day way, almost half a century later, where Israel would reclaim the land of its ancestors and, defying every logical arrangement, neglect to immediately establish sovereign authority over Judea and Samaria.
Rather, the land was placed under the administrative jurisdiction of the IDF Central Command. 

The idea of continuing with a mistake because it is easier left unrectified is folly; the time for applying sovereignty over Judea and Samaria – at least over the Jewish-settled regions which do not involve bringing a large swath of Palestinian Arabs under the responsibility of the Israeli government – is past due.

Chuck Elenekave

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