I disagree with Ariel Ilan Roth's op-ed "U.S. is Wrong on
The following information is from the European Coalition for
In 1920, after
Although the League of Nations dissolved and gave way to the United Nations (U.N.), the Final Resolution of the League of Nations in 1946 required that the territories under mandate must be administered in the accordance to the original mandates. Moreover, Article 80 of the Charter of the United Nations requires that the existing rights of any state or people cannot be altered. Therefore, even the though the League of Nations dissolved, the Mandate for Palestine is still in effect today. Palestine is still legally the land for the Jewish people.
Lastly, in 1995, the Government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (
The U.S. should veto Palestine's statehood bid because it is illegal. According to the Mandate for Palestine, the land of Palestine is for the establishment of the homeland of the Jewish people. This mandate had the backing of international law and continues to have the backing of international law because of the provisions in the League of Nations' Final Resolution and the United Nations' Article 80. Now, Palestine is breaking the 1995 Interim Agreement by unilaterally seeking statehood without completing negotiations with Israel. Why should the U.S. facilitate the breaking international law and support the Palestine statehood bid? The U.S. should veto the Palestine's proposal and uphold international law.