According to Asharq al-Awsat, [Arabic International Daily] U.S. offers in secret negotiations that Israel lease lands in east Jerusalem from future Palestinian state for 40-99 years[HAARETZ.com October 29, 2010].
The U.S. offer to lease parts of the Land of Israel is contrary to international law that firmly calls to "encourage ... close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes."
The "Mandate for Palestine" a historical League of Nations document, laid down the Jewish legal right under international law to settle anywhere in western Palestine, the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an entitlement unaltered in international law.
Under Article 5 of the "Mandate for Palestine" - Eretz-Israel, "no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of the Government of any foreign Power."
Palestine is the geographical area assigned in favor of the Jews by the League of Nations, and reserved for the Jewish people for their self-determination and political development, in acknowledgment of the historic connection of the Jewish people to the land.