The Case for Palestine: An International Law Perspective / Edition 2

The Case for Palestine: An International Law Perspective / Edition 2

by John Quigley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822335395

ISBN-13: 9780822335399

Pub. Date: 02/08/2005

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

John Quigley brings a necessary international law perspective to bear on the seemingly intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict in this updated edition of his important book. Since 2000, the cycle of bloodshed and retribution has spiraled increasingly out of control. Quigley attributes the breakdown of negotiations in 2000 to Israel’s unwillingness to

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John Quigley brings a necessary international law perspective to bear on the seemingly intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict in this updated edition of his important book. Since 2000, the cycle of bloodshed and retribution has spiraled increasingly out of control. Quigley attributes the breakdown of negotiations in 2000 to Israel’s unwillingness to negotiate on the basis of principles of justice and law. He argues that throughout the last century, established tenets of international law—and particularly the right of self-determination—have been overlooked or ignored in favor of the Zionists and then the Israelis, to the detriment of the Palestinians.

In this volume, Quigley provides a thorough understanding of both sides of the conflict in the context of international law. He contends that the Palestinians have a stronger legal claim to Jerusalem than do the Israelis; that Palestinian refugees should be repatriated to areas including those within the borders of Israel; and that Israel should withdraw from the territory it occupied in 1967. As in his earlier volume, Quigley provides an extensively documented evaluation of the conflict over the last century, discussing the Zionist movement, the League of Nations’ decision to promote a Jewish homeland in Palestine, the 1948 war and creation of Israel, and Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Golan Heights during the 1967 war.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822335399
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
02/08/2005
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Part One: Origins of the Zionist-Arab Conflict in Palestine

1. Zionist Settlement in Palestine: The British Connection 3

2. Zionist-Arab Conflict under the British Mandate: The Struggle for Land 14

3. Things Fall Apart: The Collapse of the British Mandate 23

4. A Portrait by Picasso: The UN Recommendation of Partition 32

5. Chaos on the Ground: Palestine in a Power Vacuum 40

6. Whose Land to Give? The UN Power over Palestine 47

Part Two: The 1948 War and the Establishment of Israel

7. Stun Guns and Barrel Bombs: The Realization of the Zionist Dream 57

8. Kaftans and Yarmulkes: The Claim to Ancient Title to Palestine 66

9. Arab vs. Zionist: War of Independence or War of Aggression? 73

10. Exodus: The Departure of the Palestine Arabs 82

11. To Justify a State: Israel as a Fact 87

Part Three: The Status of Arabs in Israel

12. The Real Conquest: The Repopulation of Palestine 97

13. The Present Are Absent: The Fate of the Arabs' Land 105

14. Hewers of Wood: Arab Commerce, Agriculture, and Labor 111

15. The National Institutions: The Legislation That Makes Israel Jewish 116

16. Holding the Soil: Access to Land 121

17. The Law of Ingathering: Nationality and Citizenship 126

18. Divide and Conquer: Arabs in Israel's Political System 131

19. Protecting Privilege: Arabs and Governmental Services 138

20. Some Are More Equal: Ethnic Distinctions in the Law of Israel 145

Part Four: The 1967 War, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip

21. No Peace: War Always on the Horizon 153

22. Mortal Danger? The 1967 Israel-Arab War 161

23. Déjà Vu: Israel's Control of the West Bank and Gaza 168

24. More Land: Confiscation and Settlements 174

25. More Hewers of Wood: Commerce, Agriculture, and Labor 182

26. By the Sword: The Palestine Arabs' Claim of a Right to Resist 189

27. Guns and Stones: Resistance by the Palestine Arabs to Occupation 198

Part Five: Resolution of the Palestine-Israel Conflict

28. Statehood in the Making: Palestine Declares Independence 209

29. Oslo via Madrid: A Turn to Peace? 215

30. Talks Fail: The Sword Replaces the Pen 220

31. Jerusalem and the Settlements: Who Should Stay? 225

32. The Displaced: Where Will They Go? 230

33. The Way Forward: Peace or Confrontation? 236

Notes 239

Index 333

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