Talk:Levy Report

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Title of the report[edit]

Hello. Could somebody please correct the translation of the Hebrew title of the report (דו"ח על מעמד הבניה באזור יהודה ושומרון). My Hebrew is not up to it. Thanks, Ajnem (talk) 17:00, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Here you go:

Report on the Status of Construction in the Judea and Samaria Region — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:38, 21 July 2012 (UTC)


"The Mandatory will be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 8, 1917, by the British Government, and adopted by the other Allied Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country." It says a national home IN Palestine, not Palestine shall be the national home for the Jewish people; keep in mind that the Mandate originally included what is now Jordan. I think this was followed up by a resolution which permitted Jewish settlement west of the Jordan River. I doubt that resolution contemplated removal of other residents or diminution of their political rights or status. User:Fred Bauder Talk 13:31, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Yep, but what I'm not sure of is whether the claim in the Forward article that the Levy report bases its conclusion on “The notion ... that the operative international treaty governing sovereign rights to historic Palestine — today’s Israel, the West Bank and Gaza — is the post-World War I San Remo Resolution...” actually is in the Levy report or not. No other article about the report I've seen has it. Does anybody know or know where to find the report? Ajnem (talk) 10:08, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
I have found the report here, now I only have to figure out, with Google's help, what it says. Ajnem (talk) 11:49, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
PDF is of an image of the document. Can't extract the text to take to Google Translate. User:Fred Bauder Talk 12:31, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
These [1] [2] may help, in addition to it, B'Tselem has a good summary of the legal arguments here, Ajnem (talk) 12:42, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
Don't know whether this will be acceptable, per Counterpunch but Jonathan Cook's article is a good wrap up of Israeli discussions, and particularly of the Area C annexation prelude rumour. You casn find it in Gulf newspapers that are RS if that is a problem. In any case, good work Ajnem.Nishidani (talk) 19:27, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, the remarks about Alan Baker are certainly worth checking and including, also “the Area C annexation prelude rumour”, but Counterpunch alone is imo not RS. I'll check the sources. The Levy Report may turn out to be more useful than its authors have intended: it seems to have woken up the sleeping dogs both in Israel and in the US. 40 mainstream American Jews, some with plenty of money, telling the Israeli prime minister publicly what to do or rather what not to do is not an everyday occurrence, as far as I remember. Ajnem (talk) 08:51, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Misleading and bad links[edit]

In the first paragraph the references are links to articles from media sources and not factual.

My real concern is the text, 'that the Israeli settlements are legal under international law' is misleading.

The first section should not have any references except one, a reference to the Levi Report itself — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andrewrimmer (talkcontribs) 03:38, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

The text says that the Levy report concludes that the settlements are legal. It is a fact that the report concludes that. I don't understand your objection. Zerotalk 06:51, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

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