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The Statehood of Palestine: International Law in the Middle East Conflict. John Quigleyby John Quigley
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Palestine as a territorial entity has experienced a curious history. Until World War I, Palestine was part of the sprawling Ottoman Empire. After the war, Palestine came under the administration of Great Britain by an arrangement with the League of Nations. In 1948 Israel established itself in part of Palestine's territory, and Egypt and Jordan assumed administration of the remainder. By 1967 Israel took control of the sectors administered by Egypt and Jordan and by 1988 Palestine reasserted itself as a state. Recent years saw the international community acknowledging Palestinian statehood as it promotes the goal of two independent states, Israel and Palestine, co-existing peacefully. This book draws on evidence from the 1924 League of Nations mandate to suggest that Palestine was constituted as a state at that time. Palestine remained a state after 1948, even as its territory underwent permutation, and this book provides a detailed account of how Palestine has been recognized until the present day.
Traces Palestine's statehood to the 1924 League of Nations mandate and provides an account of how Palestine has been recognized until the present day.
This book draws on evidence from the 1924 League of Nations mandate to suggest that Palestine was constituted as a state at that time and provides a detailed account of how Palestine has been recognized until the present day.
About the Author
John Quigley is the President's Club Professor in Law at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. After earning his AB, LL.B. and MA degrees at Harvard University, he was a research associate at Harvard Law School. He has written extensively in international law, in particular on the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Table of Contents
Part I. A New Type of State: 1. Why Palestine and statehood; 2. A land in flux; 3. A league of nations; 4. A state detached; 5. The Class A mandates; 6. Palestine in operation; 7. A state awaiting independence; Part II. Statehood in Turmoil: 8. A post-mandate state; 9. The state comes apart; 10. Palestine in three pieces; Part III. Palestine in the World Community: 11. An organization for Palestine; 12. A government for Palestine; 13. The world reacts; 14. Palestine in the peace process; 15. Palestine in the new century; Part IV. The Contours of Statehood: 16. Palestine meets Montevideo; 17. Statehood under the gun; 18. Recognition and statehood; 19. When is a state?; 20. Implications of Palestine statehood.
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