May/31 12:30 pm
Can Israel Annex West Bank Settlements Legally?
David Weinstein, J.D.
Sunday, May 31, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
President Trump's "Deal of the Century" calls for Israel to annex about 30% of the West Bank consisting of Jewish settlements and the strategic Jordan River Valley, while negotiating for the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state in the balance. Under the coalition agreement of the new Israeli government, Israel could decide to extend its sovereignty in this fashion as early as this July. While there are many diplomatic, political, and policy arguments for and against such a move, this [email protected] discussion will address one specific question: What does international law have to say about Israeli annexation of West Bank areas beyond the 1949-1967 Armistice lines?
David Weinstein is Senior Counsel to Weinstein Kitchenoff & Asher LLC, the Philadelphia law firm he co-founded in 1995. A governor of Gratz College and former chair of its Board of Governors, David is a dual citizen of both the U.S. and Israel, and he splits his time between Philadelphia and Jerusalem.