Being right and getting it is proving ever more difficult. When Jordan annexed a part of the river Jordan’s valley way back that annexation was never recognized by anyone. Nobody cared about a stretch of land in the desert even though originally it was alloted to the Jewish state during the English Mandate.
When Israel took possession of this legally Nomansland after they were attacked by Jordan and others the world cried murder.
Recently an Israeli court ruled quite rightly that:
The panel headed by retired Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy found that the term of occupier is not applicable to Israel since the West Bank never belonged to a Palestinian state and its capture by the Kingdom of Jordan never won international recognition. The team proposed the creation of a special court for property disputes. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu referred the report to the Ministerial Committee on Settlements for decisions on implementation.
the denouncement was fast.
The ever so morally just USA worded:
Washington has sharply criticized the Israeli legal panel ruling that Jewish settlements on the West Bank are not illegal under international law: US State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said Monday: “We do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity and we oppose any effort to legalize outposts.”
Here we get this having your cake and eat it. Any bunch of ragtag squatters has the right to settle Nomansland except Israel, international law be damned.
Next time the USA makes claims under international law they better look in the mirror the see the hypocrisy on their faces.