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Howard Grief, who authored the book  The Legal Foundation and Boundaries of Israel Under International Law (Mazo Publishers, Jerusalem, Israel), was a Jerusalem-based attorney and notary. Howard was the world expert in international law as it applies to the Land of Israel. was born in Montreal, Canada and made Aliyah in 1989. He was the author of The Legal Foundation and Borders of Israel under International Law. He served as the adviser on Israel under international law to Yuval Ne'eman while Ne'eman was the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure in the Yitzhak Shamir Government.

Howard passed away on June 2, 2013. He is survived by his wife Ilana and two sons, Ariel and Elad.

Howard is greatly missed by the Office for Israeli Constitutional Law family. This web site is dedicated to Howard Grief's more than twenty years of research and the fight for securing the legal rights of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel.

May Howard's memory be for a blessing.
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"I was at  Versailles
(the Paris Peace
Conference, 1919),
and I know that the
British made no secret
of the fact they promised Palestine to the Jews.
Why are they now
reneging on their Promise?"

U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Secretary of State Cordell Hull, 1938

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"The Knesset affirms that the territories of Judea and Samaria are not occupied territories, either historically or from the standpoint of international law, and not according to the diplomatic accords signed by Israel . . ."

Knesset Resolution passed on July 15, 2003. Submitted by Likud Knesset Member Gideon Sa'ar.

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John Marshall
1755-1835
Chief Justice of the U.S.Supreme Court
Feb. 4, 1801-July 6, 1835


"Each treaty stipulates something respecting the citizens of the two nations, and gives them rights.  Whenever a right grows out of, or is  protected by, a treaty, it is sanctioned against all the laws and judicial decisions of the states; and whoever may have this right, it is to be protected."
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READ THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE LECTURE DELIVERED BY ATTORNEY HOWARD GRIEF
AT THE MENAHEM BEGIN HERITAGE CENTER, JERUSALEM
ON  OCTOBER 14, 2009

I wrote this book because I did not find any that truly presented Israel's solid legal case to the whole territory of Palestine or the Land of Israel based on all the important documents of international law that came into existence during and after World War I. This became evident to me when all the territories liberated by the Israel Defense Forces in the Six-Day War of June 1967 were inaccurately described as "occupied territories", both in Israel and abroad, despite the fact that those territories were either integral parts of the internationally recognized Jewish National Home, as in the case of eastern Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Gaza, or were illegally removed from it, as in the case of the Golan Heights, or finally, not included in the Jewish National Home, as the Sinai Peninsula should have been. Read More
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