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Arab-Israeli Conflict & Its Resolution: Legal Aspects - LAW754

2 Credits

This course will focus on an overview of international law as it relates to subjects including the following:  legal issues arising out of important historical events in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict, such as the McMahon-Hussein correspondence (1915-1916); the Balfour Declaration (1917); the Feisal-Weizmann agreement (1919); the British Mandate (1920-1948); the “Partition Resolution” of the United Nations General Assembly (1947); Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (1948); the influence of Arab States’ non-recognition of Israel; the legality of the use of force and self-defense; for example in the War of Independence (1948-1949), the Sinai Campaign (1956), the Six-Day War (1967), the Yom Kippur War (1973), Operation Yonatan (Entebbe) (1976), the bombing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor (1981), and Operation Peace for the Galilee (1982); freedom of navigation in international waterways in the Middle East pursuant to the Law of the Sea; and prospects for peaceful resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. (No prerequisite. Satisfies Perspective Requirement.)