International Legal Perspectives on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict – Dr. Daphna Shraga
The course will examine the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in both its external and internal dimensions: the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors, between Israel and Palestinians of the occupied territories, and, within Israel, the status of the Arab-Israelis. In focusing on selected legal issues at the core of the conflict, this course will examine the origin and chronology of the conflict, the claims for a title to the land and their relevancy to present-day discourse; the peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan; the legal status of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in a perspective of time, and the questions of the applicability of the laws of occupation and human rights law, the Israeli settlements and Jerusalem; the Camp David Accords, the Oslo Accords and other peace initiatives not pursued; the status of Palestine in the UN and in the region; the problem of the Palestinian refugees, its origin and scope; The Arab-Israelis and their claim to civil, economic and political equality; the road to reconciliation: transitional justice, or are Israelis and Palestinians ready for a Truth Commission?
Grade: Final Exam (with books) 100%.
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