Israel and The Palestinian State Debate: Reply to Quigley

U. of Baltimore School of Law Int'l L. J., vol (May 2013)

59 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2020

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Daniel Benoliel

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This article replies to Professor John Quigley's recent article on the rather dramatic controversy concerning Palestinian statehood. The present article provides a critical assessment of two pivotal Palestinian Unilateral Declarations of Independence (UDI) initiatives as of 1988 and 2011. It does so both generally and with regard to the territorial and border disputes underplayed by Professor Quigley's supportive Palestinian statehood argument altogether.

In the wake of the codenamed 'Arab Spring' tentative spread of democracy throughout the Middle East, regional law and order commands legal certainty. Thus, while being sympathetic to the secessionist self-determination of Palestine under public international law, this article offers critical assessment of the latter's unilateral bypass of both relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions as well as the Israeli-Palestinian bilateral Oslo Interim Peace Agreements. The article concludes that neither argument to the contrary in support of unilateral Palestinian statehood as put by Professor Quigley is legally assured.

Suggested Citation

Benoliel, Daniel, Israel and The Palestinian State Debate: Reply to Quigley (2012). U. of Baltimore School of Law Int'l L. J., vol (May 2013), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3504111

Daniel Benoliel (Contact Author)

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel

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