So, has the Quartet ever issued a statement declaring settlements in the territories "illegal"? The answer is no. And the reason, is that per League of Nations and United Nations Security Council resolutions, Jewish settlements anywhere west of the Jordan River in the original Mandate are entirely legal.The draft uses language that the so-called Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators -- the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations -- have used in previous statements on settlements.
It says that "Israeli settlements established in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, are illegal and constitute a major obstacle to the achievement of a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.
Charbonneau is lying -- and this isn't the first time.