Day

March 10, 2020
If Israel’s de facto annexation becomes de jure, what would be the implications of such an act on international law and on the international community as a whole?  What does this shift portend for the application of IHL and IHRL?  What are the related responsibilities of third-party States, regional organizations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the international community?...
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Laws and institutions in Israel have been developed over the past 70 years to empower one ethnic group and dispossess another. How can such laws and institutions be changed to serve a state of all its citizens? Can we benefit from other experience, for example the transition in South Africa, to affect a shift in...
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Moving from an apartheid state to a state for all its citizens is no easy task, particularly when the legacies of a settler colonialist enterprise are concerned. Since there are no easy precedents and models to lean on, and as Israel is a far more complex case than either South Africa or Algeria, creative answers to...
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To what extent are Israel’s political parties receptive to a Palestinian demand of ‘one state for all’ with equal rights and citizenship? To what extent could these parties be hostile?  Is there a big difference between left and right in that respect?  And how about extreme right?  If Israeli public opinion moves in favor of this paradigm shift,...
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Trump’s vision dealt away with any remaining doubts that some sceptics clung to despite evidence to the contrary. It left us with only one scenario, that of a one state. Will that state be a state for all its citizens? is the key question. This paper will look into the psychological impediments to the one...
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Is the discipline of biblical studies complicit in the appropriation of Palestinian land and the expulsion and dispossession of its inhabitants? Why did a ‘modern nationalist movement’ decide to use the bible as a ‘history book’ and derive its tenets from it, and how did it do it? Although the founding fathers of the Zionist...
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Israel’s unique and creative contribution to Apartheid is the concept of Present Absentees, adopted in 1948 to prevent Palestinians who stayed from claiming back their lands and homes when they were internally displaced. There have been some studies on this Orwellian concept but it remains understudied and almost unheard of in the world. How did...
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How has the law been used to dispossess Palestinians of their land? Since the early days, Herzl the lawyer stated in his Judenstaat that the Zionist movement can only be inaugurated "with absolute conformity to law" and with the "friendly co-operation of interested Governments, who would derive considerable benefits from it".  Once the Jewish state was established in...
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Is there a moral crisis in Israeli society? How so and how was it expressed and portrayed in Israeli literature from 1948 to 1967, then following the 1Is there a moral crisis in Israeli society? How so and how was it expressed and portrayed in Israeli literature from 1948 to 1967, then following the 1967...
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 The policy of economic segregation has been a cornerstone of Zionist  The policy of economic segregation has been a cornerstone of Zionist  policy since the early days of the mandate. At the same time, after the occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank including East Jerusalem in 1967, Israel adopted a policy of Arab...
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