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News Brief

  5/30/2014, Sivan 1, 5774

Senior Jurist Says Now is the Time to Adopt Levy Report


Attorney Alan Baker, former legal adviser of the Foreign Ministry and former Israeli ambassador to Canada, argued that the time has come to adopt the 2012 Levy Report as the basis for construction in Judea and Samaria. Baker was a member of the legal committee headed by Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy z''l, who passed away in March.

The committee reached the historic findings that according to international law Israeli communities established in Judea and Samaria are perfectly legal, and the area does not have the status of "occupied territory."