The late Professor Julius Stone was recognised as one of the twentieth century’s leading authorities on the Law of Nations. “Israel and Palestine — Assault on the Law of Nations“, which appeared in 1980, presented a detailed analysis of the central principles of international law governing the issues raised by the Arab-Israeli conflict.
the first edition of this short summary appeared in 1990. Since then the rights of the parties have been modified by agreement, and the optimism which followed the various agreements has been succeeded by violent conflict. This second edition therefore appears in a climate in which legal assertions are once again a central part of the political discourse, a context which has renewed the relevance of Professor Stone’s clear analysis of the status under international law of the Territories which came into Israel’s possession in 1967. To download the Summary, click here.
What follows is Part I of the Summary.
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