Justice in the Palestine-Israel Conflict

16 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2004

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John Bernard Quigley

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law


Military-territorial conflicts are typically addressed by the international community on the basis of considerations of justice, meaning relevant standards accepted by the community of states for conduct among states and peoples. If such standards are followed, resulting agreements stand a greater chance of providing for a lasting peace. In the conflict over historic Palestine, considerations of justice have had to compete with considerations of major-power policy, from early twentieth century to the present. When negotiations re-commence, the international community should ensure that they be conducted with considerations of justice at the forefront. If that approach is taken, in particular regarding territorial disposition, Israel's settlements in Palestinian territory, and repatriation of the displaced, a peace agreement may be reached that will stand the test of time.

Keywords: Israel, Palestine, PLO, Balfour, Arab, Middle East, justice

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Quigley, John Bernard, Justice in the Palestine-Israel Conflict. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=579701

John Bernard Quigley (Contact Author)

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