US urged to ‘rescind’ 1978 opinion on illegality of Israeli settlements

The United States government is being urged to rescind a 1978 opinion on the illegality of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). The Zionist Organisation of America (ZOA) has “embarked on a renewed campaign this week to pressure the Trump administration on the matter”, claiming that “termination of this opinion is long overdue”. ZOA’s Israel Director, is seeking to “solicit support among US Congress members for the Trump administration to formally rescind a 1978 opinion by the Carter administration”.
 
The ZOA is apparently concerned that the opinion “would allow future US administrations to use it as a basis to support anti-Israeli resolutions at the UN”, and “that the document could be the basis of any potential war crimes suit in front of the International Criminal Court at The Hague”.
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