One Can’t ‘Annex’ One’s Own Soil
Newspaper: Jewish Herald
subjects:Individuals - Abraham (Yair) Stern, Anwar Sadat, Gunnar Jarring. States - Egypt, Jordan, Soviet Union (Russia). Greater Land of Israel - Golan Heights, Settlements, Sinai Peninsula. Knesset , Political Parties - Mapam. Peace , peace process with Egypt , Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Rogers Plan. Security - Six-Day War. Foreign Policy - UN
A discussion of the legal framework for annexing Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip after the Six-Day War. In it, Begin draws comparisons to other situations involving territory seized during war, such as Alsace-Lorraine and the Japanese islands of Sikoto and Habomay, conquered by Russia during World War II. Begin's main thesis is that it is entirely acceptable to maintain control of the liberated territories, as they are inseparable parts of the historical land of Israel.