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Please Save The Date! April 25, 2021

Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights Will be celebrating the virtual Commemoration of San Remo 101


SAVE THE DATE APRIL 25, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

Please note in your Calendar, Sunday April 25th, 10:00 AM EDT.


The San Remo Conference took place on April 18, in 1920, at the Villa Devachan, on the Italian Riviera, under the auspices of the Supreme Council of the Principal Allied Powers - the victors of WWI.

"The San Remo Peace Conference, and the final Resolution adopted by the Allied Powers on April 25 are key elements in understanding the present political situation in the Middle East.” (quote from the book, The Jewish People’s Rights to the land of Israel, by Saloman Benzimra.)


Its importance can not be overstated. It was called Israel’s Magna Carta by Lord Curzon, Britain’s Foreign Minister, and Chaim Weitzman said it was "the most momentous political event in the history of our movement and in the history of our people since our exile from our homeland."


The event will be celebrated by CILR in conjunctions with our Israeli partners, IM TIRTZU, in collaboration with ZOA


Our Theme:


"Why is Educating About Israel’s Rights to the Land More Important Now Than Ever”? It is The Antidote to Antizionism!


We will be joined by top Legal Experts, and influential personalities, such as: Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the oldest pro Israel organization in America. Eugene Kontorovich, professor at George Mason University Scalia Law School, and the director of its Center for the Middle East and International Law, as well as the head of the International Law Department at the Kohelet Policy Forum, a Jerusalem think tank. Abraham (Avi) Bell is an Israeli Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law and at Bar-Ilan University's Faculty of Law. Douglas Altabef, Chairman of The Board at Im Tirtzu, Author and intellectual says: the desire to contribute to the building of a young country was enough to persuade his family to make the move from New York to Israel.


Some Highlights: MK Uzi Dayan will be reading in the Knesset the Bill introduced by him to declare April 25th or Iyar the 7th. a National Holiday called Yom San Remo. — A CILR initiative.


Keep an eye out, for more details and the flyer to follow closer to the date! Delay is caused by the Holiday of Pessach, as well as the Elections. We will make every effort to make up for lost time.

INTRODUCING OUR NEW FEATURE: THE GOOD NEWS CORNER

The Israelis do not make islands in the shape of palm trees, nor towering skyscrapers, nor expensive hotels, nor do their leaders use cars with massive silver bodies (clear allusion to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates). The pride of the State of Israel is that soon its technologies will be able to be used by all humanity:

  1. Tel Aviv University is developing a nasal vaccine that will protect people from Alzheimer's and stroke.

We will be posting subsequesnt good news as we go

RETROSPECTIVE OF SAN REMO COMMEMORATION IN 2015


San Remo: The Forgotten Milestone

BY SALOMON BENZIMRA


How can there be peace and reconciliation without acknowledging fundamental historical and legal facts?


Prime ministers, ambassadors and other dignitaries from Europe and America gathered in the Italian Riviera. Journalists from around the world reported on the upcoming San Remo Peace Conference and the great expectations the international community placed on this event, just a year after the Paris Peace Conference had settled the political map of Europe at the end of World War One.


On Sunday, April 25, 1920, after hectic deliberation, the Supreme Council of the Allied Powers (Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan and the U.S. acting as an observer) adopted the San Remo Resolution -- a 500 word document which defined the future political landscape of the Middle East out of the defunct Ottoman Empire.


This Resolution led to the granting of three Mandates, as defined in Article 22 of the 1919 Covenant of the League of Nations. The future states of Syria-Lebanon and Iraq emerged from two of these Mandates and became exclusively Arab countries. But in the third Mandate, the Supreme Council recognized the “historical connection of the Jewish people to Palestine and the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country” while safeguarding the “civil and religious rights” of the non-Jewish population.


Subsequently, the British limited the Jewish Homeland in Palestine to the area west of the Jordan River and allowed eastern Palestine to be gradually administered by the Hashemites. The territorial expansion to the east eventually gave birth to the Kingdom of Transjordan, later renamed Jordan in 1950.


The importance of the San Remo Conference with regard to Palestine cannot be overstated: Read more

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