Arab-Israeli Conflict: Legal Aspects – 6802

Spring 2020

This seminar will examine the main legal issues concerning the Arab-Israeli conflict, focusing on a chronological development of the conflict, starting with the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and going up to the present. In doing so, we will examine issues such as the Balfour Declaration, the British Mandate over Palestine, the Partition Resolution, the establishment of the State of Israel, the 1967 (Six-Day) War and UN Security Council Resolution 242, the legal status of the Territories, the legal status of Jerusalem, the attack on the Iraqi nuclear reactor in Osiraq, the first and second Lebanon Wars, the first and second Intifadah, and the peace process between Israel and its neighbors (and with the Palestinians). Due to time constraints we will have to leave some events out of discussion (but they can still be explored in students' papers).