Palestine, Palestinians and International Law

Author: Francis Anthony Boyle

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9780932863928

Category: History

Page: 204

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A leading US expert applies the norms and standards of international law to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, addressing Palestinian statehood, the negotiation and failure of the Oslo Accords, the status of Jerusalem, the Al Aqsa Intifada, the right of return, human rights violations, war crimes, crimes against humanity, terrorism (both state and suicide bombings), the current divest-from-Israel campaign and the US war against Iraq. Francis Boyle is regularly interviewed by media all over the world. In recent months, he has been interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor, Time, USA Today, the Washington Post, and Al Jazeera, among others. He is a frequent commentator on NPR, his articles appear regularly in a wide range of online publications, notably the website Counterpunch, and he is often interviewed on radio and television.

The Palestinian Right of Return Under International Law

Author: Francis Anthony Boyle

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 0932863930

Category: History

Page: 133

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The just resolution of the Palestinian right of return is at the very heart of the Middle East peace process. Nonetheless, the Obama administration intends to impose a comprehensive peace settlement upon the Palestinians that will force them to give up their well-recognized right of return under United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194(III)) of 1948; accept a Bantustan of disjointed and surrounded chunks of territory on the West Bank in Gaza; and even expressly recognize Israel as "the Jewish State,” as newly demanded by Benjamin Netanyahu. All this will fail for the reasons so powerfully and eloquently stated in this book. For the past three decades, Francis A. Boyle has provided the leadership of the Palestinian people with advice, counsel, and representation at all stages of the Middle East Peace Process. Here, he elaborates what the Palestinians must now do to realize their international legal right of return, in keeping with his startling perception of Israel as itself nothing more than a Jewish Bantustan bound for failure. While an enormous amount of scholarly literature has been generated affirming the Palestinian right of return under international law, none is as authentic, powerful, personal, or convincing. Boyle has gone to the heart of the solution.

Mein gelobtes Land

Triumph und Tragödie Israels

Author: Ari Shavit

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641148219

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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Die große Geschichte Israels Der renommierte Journalist Ari Shavit sieht Israel in einer halt- und ausweglosen Lage: als jüdisch-westlicher Staat in einer arabisch-islamischen (Um-)Welt seit seiner Gründung in der Existenz bedroht, andererseits Okkupationsmacht über ein anderes, das palästinensische Volk. Der Innovationskraft und Lebensfreude seiner Menschen stehen ein bröckelndes Gemeinwesen, zermürbende Konflikte, militärische Scheinerfolge und der Verlust internationalen Ansehens gegenüber. Was als gemeinschaftlicher hoffnungsfroher Aufbruch begann, insbesondere nach den Schrecken des Holocausts, der gemeinsame Bau von Eretz Israel, ist heute allgemeiner Desillusion und Desintegration gewichen. Shavit erzählt, zunächst auf den Spuren seines zionistischen Urgroßvaters, eine sehr persönliche Geschichte Israels während der letzten anderthalb Jahrhunderte, von Erfolgen im steten Überlebenskampf, aber auch von schuldbehafteter Tragik und unübersehbarem Niedergang.

Enforcing Human Rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Territory

Author: Mais Qandeel

Publisher: Schwabe AG

ISBN: 3941159313

Category: Law

Page: 448

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This work examines the applicability of international human rights and humanitarian laws as well as the domestic laws in order to assess the contribution of these laws in protecting the fundamental human rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Territory. It conducts in-depth case studies of three basic rights: the right to movement, the right to property, and the right to equality and non-discrimination in the Occupied Territory. The study further examines the role of the Palestinian High Court of Justice and the Israeli Supreme Court in implementing domestic and international laws. In this regard, the study analyses the major laws which are invoked, in certain circumstances, to limit the movement of Palestinians, to confiscate, expropriate, and destruct their private property, and to implement discriminatory practices against them. The author further examines whether the available international and domestic mechanisms are effective, and if not, she suggests modifications upon which a functional national and international system would be built.

The International Law Foundations of Palestinian Nationality

A Legal Examination of Nationality in Palestine under Britain’s Rule

Author: Mutaz Qafisheh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004180842

Category: Law

Page: 268

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By the end of British rule in Palestine on 14 May 1948, Palestinian nationality had become well established in accordance with both domestic law and international law. Accordingly, the legal origin of Palestinian nationality lies in this nearly thirty-year period as the status of Palestinians has never been settled since. Hence, any legal consideration on the future status of individuals who once held Palestinian nationality should start from the point at which the British rule over Palestine was terminated. This work provides a legal basis for future settlement of the status of Palestinians of all categories that emerged in some sixty years following the end of the Palestine Mandate: Israeli citizens, inhabitants of the occupied territory, and Palestinian refugees. In conclusion, nationality as regulated by Britain in Palestine represents an international status that cannot be legally altered except in accordance with international law.

Water Resources in the Middle East

Israel-Palestinian Water Issues – From Conflict to Cooperation

Author: Hillel Shuval,Hassan Dweik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540695095

Category: Science

Page: 454

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This book presents various approaches to the resolution of the severe water resource issues of the Middle East, with particular emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian water conflicts. The authors include leading Palestinian and Israeli water experts who have worked together on joint research projects aimed at building up mutual understanding and respect. The studies consider the various approaches that could be used to improve cooperation and solve the problems arising from conflicting interests.

Palestinian Refugee Repatriation

Global Perspectives

Author: Michael Dumper

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415384974

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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The repatriation of Palestinians is a highly topical issue, and a critical component of any future peace process for Israel/Palestine. Until now, the mechanics of repatriation have not been dealt with in detail. This book explores the notion that the Palestinian refugee case is exceptional through the comparative study of refugee repatriation, and asks: To what extent can the Palestinian case be said to be unique? Where are the divergences, the overlaps and points of similarity with other refugee situations? What lessons can be drawn from these comparisons? How can these lessons inform refugee organizations, the donor community and policy makers? The expert contributors examine the contextual and methodological field, reviewing the trends in forced migration and refugee studies as well as studying the historical and political background of UNHCR and the negotiations around the Palestinian refugee issue. Taking a comparative approach, the book incorporates case studies of specific refugee situations from around the world, revealing key issues in the formulation of repatriation programmes and highlighting lessons to be learnt.

Wir sehen uns am Meer

Roman

Author: Dorit Rabinyan

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316281

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Romeo und Julia heute: Von der unmöglichen Liebe zwischen einer Jüdin und einem Palästinenser Die Tel Aviverin Liat lernt in New York den Maler Chilmi kennen, der aus Ramallah stammt. Die beiden verlieben sich, wohl wissend, dass ihre Liebe keine Zukunft hat: Wenn die Zeit in New York vorbei ist, wird auch die Beziehung, die eigentlich nicht sein darf, zu Ende gehen. Doch Liat und Chilmi haben die Rechnung ohne ihre Gefühle gemacht ... In der Heimat hätten sie sich nie kennengelernt, aber durch einen Zufall treffen die Israelin Liat und der Palästinenser Chilmi in New York aufeinander und verlieben sich. Liat kämpft mit sich, denn weder ihre Eltern noch ihre jüdischen New Yorker Freunde dürfen von der Beziehung erfahren, die ein klares Enddatum hat: Wenn Liat zurück nach Israel geht, ist Schluss. Doch Gefühle lassen sich nicht einfach abstellen, und die Herkunft der beiden sowie die Perspektivlosigkeit belasten ihre Gegenwart – eine Zukunft scheint unmöglich. Gibt es einen Ausweg, oder ist das private Glück vor dem Hintergrund des Konflikts der beiden Völker unmöglich? Ein Roman, der mit großer Wucht und in einer bildreichen, emotionalen Sprache von einer aussichtslosen Liebe erzählt. Das Buch wurde vom israelischen Erziehungsminister im Januar dieses Jahres von der Lektüreliste der Oberstufe gestrichen, was auch in Deutschland ein starkes Presseecho hervorrief.

The Case for Palestine

An International Law Perspective

Author: John B. Quigley

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822335399

Category: History

Page: 344

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A history of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians from the perspective of international law that examines the extent to which legitimate interests remain to be fulfilled.

Palestine and International Law

Essays on Politics and Economics

Author: Sanford R. Silverburg

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786442484

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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This collection of thirteen essays explains and analyzes the conflict between the Government of Israel and the Palestine Authority over the granting of sovereignty to Palestinians from the point of view of international law. The dispute--emotional, so far intractable, often violent--is of global, not merely Middle Eastern concern. The essays cover two general topics: the political nature of the conflict and the economic issues. The collection includes eight respected contributions previously published and five newly written essays. The contributors represent a range of political alignments and differing perspectives, providing the widest possible scope for understanding the issues and beliefs relating to the conflict. Includes bibliography and index.

BDS

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions : the Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

Author: Omar Barghouti

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461149

Category: History

Page: 312

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From 'Operation Cast Lead' to the recent assault on the Gaza flotilla, both the severity and the notoriety of Israel's many human rights abuses have begun to seep into the public consciousness and convince a growing international audience of the apartheid nature of Israel as a Jewish state. Boycott, divestment and sanctions efforts (BDS) helped topple South Africa's brutal apartheid regime. In this timely collection, Palestinian writer Omar Barghouti makes the case for a renewed campaign to force the state of Israel to uphold international law and universal human rights.

The Palestine Yearbook of International Law, 1999-2000

Author: Academie de Droit International

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041118172

Category: Law

Page: 448

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This well-established and widely-respected "Yearbook," is a primary source of information on significant and topical legal issues relating to the Palestinian territories. It provides, in a single annual volume, not only leading articles on topics of major interest to the international legal community, but also key legislation, court decisions, legal cases, treaties, reslolutions, special reports, and other relevant legal material translated from the original Arabic or Hebrew into English. The 11th volume of "The Palestine Yearbook of International Law" is devoted specifically to the question of Palestine refugees and includes: - a comparison of the international legal framework designed to protect refugees with the framework already established for the protection of Palestinian Refugees, - an examination of the various pieces of legislation enacted to 'legally' confiscate Palestinian lands, - raising the question as to how the plight of Palestinian refugees may be addressed in the international legal system, - legal precedents regarding refugees, includiing the Dayton accord and UN Resolutions, -various agreements signed over the course of the past year, - a detailed bibliography of books, monographs and articles, - a comprehensive index. This new volume, as with its predecessors, will be an invaluable source of reference and record on the complex legal issues relating to the Palestinian territories, and will be of prime interest to legal practitioners, researchers, scholars and anyone involved in law, politics, human rights or international relations who has an interest in this region.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A Documentary Record, 1967-1990

Author: Yehuda Lukacs,International Center for Peace in the Middle East

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521375979

Category: History

Page: 549

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A collection of documents and statements of the position of the parties involved in attempts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Access Denied

Palestinian Land Rights in Israel

Author: Hussein Abu Hussein,Fiona McKay

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842771235

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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This work examines how Israeli land policy inhibits access to land for Arab citizens within the 1948 boundaries of the state of Israel. It examines the system of land ownership, the acquisition and administration of public land and the control of land use through planning and housing regulations.

The Palestine Yearbook of International Law, 1995

Author: Anis F. Kassim

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041103147

Category: Law

Page: 564

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A well-established yearbook, "The Palestine Yearbook of" "International Law" is widely respected as a prime source of legal material relating to Palestinian issues. It provides an important forum on topical matters relating to Palestine for the international legal community, particularly for legal practitioners, researchers and scholars. In addition to leading articles on current matters of interest, it contains key legislation, court decisions, and other relevant legal material translated from the original Arabic or Hebrew into English. This eighth volume of "The Palestine Yearbook of International Law" contains: leading articles on Palestinian self-government, legal aspects of the Palestinian/Israeli peace process, and the problems of water management in Palestine; the texts of Palestinian, Jordanian, Israeli and U.S. legislation and of various Agreements concluded between the Palestinian National Authority and both Jordan or Israel; the texts of human rights reports; a selection of recent book reviews; and a detailed bibliography. The level of activity in this field and its importance and complexity make "The Palestine Yearbook of International Law" an important component in any international law library, allowing practitioners and academics to maintain awareness of these critical issues.

Global Palestine

Author: John Collins

Publisher: Hurst Publishers

ISBN: 1849041814

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 219

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This text provides perspective on one of the world's most enduring political controversies - the nature and extent of the rights owed to Palestinians - by exploring the local and global processes that have influenced both the idea and physical space of Palestine, and their effect on global theoretical interpretations of it.

International Assistance to the Palestinians After Oslo

Political Guilt, Wasted Money

Author: Anne Le More

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134052332

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Why has the West disbursed vertiginous sums of money to the Palestinians after Oslo? What have been donors’ motivations and above all the political consequences of the funds spent? Based on original academic research and first hand evidence, this book examines the interface between diplomacy and international assistance during the Oslo years and the intifada. By exploring the politics of international aid to the Palestinians between the creation of the Palestinian Authority and the death of President Arafat (1994-2004), Anne Le More reveals the reasons why foreign aid was not more beneficial, uncovering a context where funds from the international community was poured into the occupied Palestinian territory as a substitute for its lack of real diplomatic engagement. This book also highlights the perverse effects such huge amounts of money has had on the Palestinian population and territory, on Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territory, and not least on the conflict itself, particularly the prospect of its resolution along a two-state paradigm. International Assistance to the Palestinians after Oslo gives a unique narrative chronology that makes this complex story easy to understand. These features make this book a classic read for both scholars and practitioners, with lessons to be learned beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Palestinian Politics After Arafat

A Failed National Movement

Author: Asʻad Ganim

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253221609

Category: History

Page: 208

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The Palestinian national movement reached a dead-end and came close to disintegration at the beginning of the present century. The struggle for power after the death of Yasser Arafat in 2004 signaled the end of a path toward statehood prepared by the Oslo Accords a decade before. The reasons for the failure of the movement are deeply rooted in modern Palestinian history. As'ad Ghanem analyzes the internal and external events that unfolded as the Palestinian national movement became a "failed national movement," marked by internecine struggle and collapse, the failure to secure establishment of a separate state and achieve a stable peace with Israel, and the movement's declining stature within the Arab world and the international community.