The statehood of Palestine [electronic resource] : international law in the Middle East conflict / John Quigley
- Quigley, John B.
- Cambrige ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- xix, 326 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
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- Why Palestine and statehood -- A land in flux -- A league of nations -- A state detached -- The Class A mandates -- Palestine in operation -- A state awaiting independence -- A post-mandate state -- The state comes apart -- Palestine in three pieces -- An organization for Palestine -- A government for Palestine -- The world reacts -- Palestine in the peace process -- Palestine in the new century -- Palestine meets Montevideo -- Statehood under the gun -- Recognition and statehood -- When is a state? -- Implications of Palestine statehood.
- "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"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780521151658 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0521151651 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-319) and index.
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