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 A. Boyle

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 0932863965

Category: History

Page: 125

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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, a 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.

Live from Palestine

International and Palestinian Direct Action Against the Israeli Occupation

Author: Nancy Stohlman,Laurieann Aladin

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896086951

Category: History

Page: 223

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The only book presenting the new international movement to end the occupation in Palestine.

Palestine and the Palestinians

A Social and Political History

Author: Samih K. Farsoun,Naseer Aruri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0813343364

Category: History

Page: 488

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A brilliant achievement. By far the most comprehensive analysis of the political economy of Palestine and Palestinians in the twentieth century. (Times Literary Supplement)

Palestinian Refugees

Challenges of Repatriation and Development

Author: Rex Brynen,Roula El-Rifai

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552502317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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The Palestinian refugee issue remains a central component of the Arab-Israeli conflict. This book explores the demographic and developmental challenges which the return of refugees to a future Palestinian state would generate.

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

Author: Omar Barghouti

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461157

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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"Barghouti is the future. He is intelligent, empowered, and non-violent. He is completely impressive. It would help Americans to see such a picture of Palestinian political engagement, when they have such a distorted image of who Palestinians are. Some day they will know him."—Phillip Weiss, author of Mondoweiss: The War of Ideas in the Middle East THIRTY YEARS ago, an international movement utilizing boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) tactics rose in solidarity with those suffering under the brutal apartheid regime of South Africa. The historic acts of BDS activists from around the world isolated South Africa as a pariah state and heralded the end of apartheid. Now, as awareness of the apartheid nature of the State of Israel continues to grow, Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, presents a renewed call to action. Aimed at forcing the State of Israel to uphold international law and universal human rights for the Palestinian people, here is a manifesto for change. “No one has done more to build the intellectual, legal and moral case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. The global Palestinian solidarity movement has been transformed and is on the cusp of major new breakthroughs.” —Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo “I commend this excellent book by Omar Barghouti…BDS is a call to refuse to be silent in the face of military occupation of the Palestinian people by the Israeli regime, apartheid, and colonialism. BDS is a nonviolent way in which each of us and our governments can follow our conscience and rightful moral and legal responsibility and act now to save Palestinian lives by demanding that the Israeli apartheid regime give justice and equality to all." —Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate (1976)

Israel/Palestine and the Queer International

Author: Sarah Schulman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822353733

Category: History

Page: 193

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At once a memoir, a call to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, and an argument for queer solidarity across borders, this book tells the story of how novelist and activist Sarah Schulman's became aware of how issues of the Israeli occupation of Palestine were tied to her own gay and lesbian politics.

Water and Peace in the Middle East

Author: J. Isaac,H. Shuval

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080875170

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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The volume serves as an important mile-stone in the process called "second track" dialogue and cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian academics on crucial shared problems, the resolution of which is vital to the peace process. The book contains forty-one original papers dealing with almost all aspects of the Middle-Eastern water problems, and should serve as a useful reference to students, scholars and policy makers all over the world interested in understanding the complexities of the Middle-Eastern water conflicts.

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.

International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A Rights-Based Approach to Middle East Peace

Author: Susan M. Akram,Michael Dumper,Michael Lynk,Iain Scobbie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113685097X

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has long been intertwined with, and has had a profound influence on, the principles of modern international law. Placing a rights-based approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the centre of discussions over its peaceful resolution, this book provides detailed consideration of international law and its application to political issues. Through the lens of international law and justice, the book debunks the myth that law is not useful to its resolution, illustrating through both theory and practice how international law points the way to a just and durable solution to the conflict in the Middle East. Contributions from leading scholars in their respective fields give an in-depth analysis of key issues that have been marginalized in most mainstream discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Palestinian refugees Jerusalem security legal and political frameworks the future of Palestine. Written in a style highly accessible to the non-specialist, this book is an important addition to the existing literature on the subject. The findings of this book will not only be of interest to students and scholars of Middle Eastern politics, International Law, International Relations and conflict resolution, but will be an invaluable resource for human rights researchers, NGO employees, and embassy personnel, policy staffers and negotiators.

White and Black

Political Cartoons from Palestine

Author: Mohammad Sabaaneh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781682570678

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 212

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Palestinian political cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh has gained renown worldwide for his stark black-and-white drawings that express the numerous abuses and losses that his countrymen suffer under Israel's occupation and celebrate their popular resistance. This collection includes 180 of Sabaaneh's best cartoons, including some depicting the privations he and other Palestinian political prisoners have suffered in Israel's many prisons. This book offers profound insights into the political and social struggles facing the Palestinian people and a pointed critique of the inaction or complicity of the "international community." Veteran graphic artist Seth Tobocman contributes a foreword.

The International Law Foundations of Palestinian Nationality

A Legal Examination of Palestinian Nationality Under the British Rule

Author: Mutaz M. Qafisheh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004169849

Category: Law

Page: 252

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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.

Palestine and the Palestinians in the 21st Century

Author: Rochelle Davis,Mimi Kirk

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253010918

Category: History

Page: 292

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Recent developments in Palestinian political, economic, and social life have resulted in greater insecurity and diminishing confidence in Israel’s willingness to abide by political agreements or the Palestinian leadership’s ability to forge consensus. This volume examines the legacies of the past century, conditions of life in the present, and the possibilities and constraints on prospects for peace and self-determination in the future. These historically grounded essays by leading scholars engage the issues that continue to shape Palestinian society, such as economic development, access to resources, religious transformation, and political movements.

Beyond Occupation

Apartheid, Colonialism and International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Author: Virginia Tilley

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745332369

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Beyond Occupation looks at three contentious terms that regularly arise in contemporary arguments about Israel's practices towards Palestinians in the occupied territories – occupation, colonialism and apartheid – and considers whether their meanings in international law truly apply to Israel's policies. This analysis is timely and urgent – colonialism and apartheid are serious breaches of human rights law and apartheid is a crime against humanity under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The contributors present conclusive evidence that Israel's administration of the Palestinian territories is consistent with colonialism and apartheid, as these regimes are defined in human rights law. Their analysis further shows that these practices are deliberate Israeli state policies, imposed on the Palestinian civilian population under military occupation. These findings raise serious implications for the legality and legitimacy of Israel's continuing occupation of the Palestinian territories and the responsibility of the entire international community to challenge practices considered contrary to fundamental values of the international legal order.

Global Palestine

Author: John Martin Collins

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231703104

Category: History

Page: 219

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Global Palestine provides a unique perspective on one of the world's most enduring political controversies----the nature and extent of the rights owed to Palestinians----by exploring a deceptively simple question: What does "Palestine" mean outside of local arenas? How does the idea of Palestine power larger social and political developments? To construct his answer, John Collins assumes three overlapping premises: that contemporary Palestine is the site of an ongoing project of settler colonization; that Palestine's global importance is increasing in inverse proportion to the amount of territory actually controlled by Palestinians, as the growing movement of international solidarity indicates; and that the supposedly local struggle over Palestinian rights in fact reflects four global processes shaping the conditions in which we live----colonization, securitization, acceleration, and occupation----and is therefore intricately connected to them. Collins finds these processes have not only influenced the idea and physical space of Palestine but also become profoundly altered through their interaction with theoretical conceptions of Palestine across the globe. This outcome reflects an important emerging trend in global conditions, which is brought into sharp relief by Collins's expert analysis. His approach enables a fresh encounter with the new politics of violence, resistance, and solidarity springing from what Walter Benjamin once called "the tradition of the oppressed."

The Battle for Justice in Palestine

The Case for a Single Democratic State in Palestine

Author: Ali Abunimah

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608463478

Category: History

Page: 224

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Efforts to achieve a "two-state solution" have finally collapsed, and the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. As Israeli society lurches toward greater extremism, many ask where the struggle is headed. This book offers a clear analysis of this crossroads moment and looks forward with urgency down the path to a more hopeful future.

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.

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Palestinians in Egypt Since 1948

Author: Oroub El-Abed

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 0887283136

Category: Arabs

Page: 253

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