Israel's Borders Under International Law

13 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2007

Date Written: January 2007


Israel cannot obtain legal title to any territory by conquest. Thus Israel's borders were legally established by the United Nations Partition Resolution of 1947, which ended Great Britain's power as a trustee on condition that an Arab State and a Jewish State would be established with borders as demarkated in the text of the resolution. Those borders remain the legal boundary of the State of Israel.

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony, Israel's Borders Under International Law (January 2007). Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 06-34. Available at SSRN: or

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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