OPINION Israel and Palestine Need a Joint Truth Commission

Israel and Palestine Need a Joint Truth Commission

My experience chairing UN commissions of inquiry has led me to conclude that there is no peace without justice. Israel and Palestine need to work together toward this goal.
M. Cherif Bassiouni Jul 14, 2015 2:01 PM
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.665929

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The model of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission includes three components:

1. the exposition of the historical truth of what happened under apartheid;

2. a quasi-judicial body with the power to grant or deny amnesty to alleged human rights violators; and

3. a process to make recommendations for a system of reparations and compensation.

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Was the victim of Human Rights Abuses (e.g. Hummasti v Bell, 98-3651-JTC) while a patient in the custody of the US Attorney General and hospitalized under 18 USC 4241 through 4244, et seq.! Interests: Biblical Studies, Talmudic Studies, Dead Sea (Yam Melek [Sea of Kings Soferim]) Scrolls, Scribal (Stam Sofer) Traditions, Cantorial (Hazzan) Psalms (Tehillim). Illustrated Calligraphy (e.g. Ketuvim [Jewish Marriage Contracts], Poetry). Self Published Manuscripts and Screen Plays at yhummastiscribd web site:
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2 Responses to OPINION Israel and Palestine Need a Joint Truth Commission

  1. To the extent that individual claims by Jewish refugees may exist against Jordan (in particular for property damaged or expropriated during the 1948-1967 period), Article 24 of the Israel-Jordan
    Peace Treaty notes that the parties agreed to establish a claims commission for the mutual settlement of all financial claims although this commission was never set up in practice.

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  2. A commission established pursuant to Article 24 of the Israel-Jordan
    Peace Treaty should address the “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinian Jews from Jordan!

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