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Old 10-18-2015, 09:34 AM
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Default Re: Kerry planning Mideast visit as US faces pressure to calm violence in Israel

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(On June 5, 1967) the Israelis launched a hugely successful military campaign against its perceived enemies. The air forces of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq were all but destroyed on June 5th. By June 7th, many Egyptian tanks had been destroyed in the Sinai Desert and Israeli forces reached the Suez Canal. On the same day, the whole of the west bank of the Jordan River had been cleared of Jordanian forces. The Golan Heights were captured from Syria and Israeli forces moved 30 miles into Syria itself.
The Six Day War - History Learning Site

Israel started the 6-Day War in 1967.

In response to the Israeli invasion and occupation of territory in 1967, with the support of the United States and all permanent members of the UN Security Council, UNSC Resolution 242 was passed:

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Resolution 242 (1967)
of 22 November 1967

The Security Council,

Expressing its continuing concern with the grave situation in the Middle East,

Emphasizing the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in which every State in the area can live in security,

Emphasizing further that all Member States in their acceptance of the Charter of the United Nations have undertaken a commitment to act in accordance with Article 2 of the Charter,

Affirms that the fulfillment of Charter principles requires the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East which should include the application of both the following principles:

Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict;

Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force;


Affirms further the necessity

For guaranteeing freedom of navigation through international waterways in the area;

For achieving a just settlement of the refugee problem;

For guaranteeing the territorial inviolability and political independence of every State in the area, through measures including the establishment of demilitarized zones;

Requests the Secretary General to designate a Special Representative to proceed to the Middle East to establish and maintain contacts with the States concerned in order to promote agreement and assist efforts to achieve a peaceful and accepted settlement in accordance with the provisions and principles in this resolution;

Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on the progress of the efforts of the Special Representative as soon as possible.”
S/RES/242 (1967) of 22 November 1967

Israel has consistantly opposed the peace criteria established by the UN Security Council 242 as it seeks to acquire territory it took control of by an act of war in 1967 including the Golan Heights, E Jerusalem, and the West Bank.

While the proposal in UNSC 242 does require what's necessary for peace in today's world we need to go one step further to ensure peace as recommened by the Palestinians. Instead of merely a demilitarized zone we need an active independent military force, such as NATO forces, to physically occupy the territorial borders between Israel and it's neighbors to ensure against any military actions between these countries at least for an interim period of time. Israel could be assured of a lasting and permanent peace if it accepts the conditions of UNSC 242 but it has to give up the occupied territories that it invaded in 1967 to achieve that peace.

That's the facts and it's those that refused to accept these documented and verifiable facts are the "You" in the statement, "You incompetent f*cks have done enough."
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