Book Review – Victor Kattan’s from Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1891-1949 (2009)

8 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2011

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Sujith Xavier

University of Windsor - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 21, 2011

Abstract

Victor Kattan’s “From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1891-1949” is an archival excavation of the Israeli-Palestinian (Arab-Israeli) conflict and its origins. This review will examine the contours of Kattan’s book followed by a brief examination of objectivity in academic scholarship often enunciated through the concept of ‘balance’ as it relates to those scholars (like Kattan) working on the conflict. Finally, this review will explore some of the weakness of the arguments that Kattan advances.

Keywords: International Law, Palestine

JEL Classification: K10, K00

Suggested Citation

Xavier, Sujith, Book Review – Victor Kattan’s from Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1891-1949 (2009) (September 21, 2011). Osgoode CLPE Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1931951

Sujith Xavier (Contact Author)

University of Windsor - Faculty of Law ( email )

401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Canada

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