Palestinians Between Israel and Jordan: Squaring the Triangle
Positing that the "Palestinians" are a unit mainly "triangled" between Israel, the Territories, and Jordan, and that the territory in dispute encompasses the whole of British Mandate Palestine, Raphael Israeli gives an overview of the roots and historical development of the problem. He then analyzes and discusses in-depth all the solutions envisioned so far (status quo, Jordanization of Palestine, Palestinization of Jordan, annexation, territorial compromise, autonomy and transfer of population), focusing on the reasons for their failure and/or unacceptability. Professor Israeli challenges conventional wisdom and comes up with a workable answer that could "square the triangle." The solution, based on mutual recognition and respect, is premised on a rigorous and fair parallelism between the claims and rights of both parties, Israelis and Palestinians. This means that Jews, as well as Palestinians, should be recognized as a people (and not only a religion) by their adversaries--equally entitled to self-determination, to their national liberation movements (Zionism in the case of the Jews) and to the territory in dispute (i.e., the whole of Mandate Palestine). These premises being accepted, the problem, now reduced to a quantitative and therefore negotiable one, will be to divide the land at stake into a State of Palestine (east) and Israel (west). Having thus tried to meet the contradictory needs of both parties, Israeli comes up with a novel and imaginative solution--embodying a new concept of sovereignty, that could well serve as a model elsewhere--to the problem of minorities left in Israel or Palestine. It rests on the possibility of opting for one of two statuses in each country: --that of full citizen, with all the rights and obligations citizenship creates; or --that of resident alien, with all the rights and protection, as well as inherent limitations, that this status brings. The adoption of this unique solution would open up many possibilities for cooperation and peace in the Middle East.
4 pages matching jurisdiction in this book
Results 1-3 of 4
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Perils of the Status
The MiniState and MaxiAmbition
Is Jordan Palestine?
5 other sections not shown
Abdallah accept administration adopted Algiers Allon Plan Amman annexation annexationists Arab countries Arab population Arab world Arabs in Israel Arafat areas autonomy plan Bank and Gaza become boundaries British Camp David Accords Charter claim compromise confederation Conference continued declared demands democratic demographic East Bank East Jerusalem economic Egypt Egyptian elected Eretz Israel established estinian existence Fatah forces Gaza Strip Hashemite inhabitants Intifadah Islamic Israel proper Israeli Arabs Israeli government Israeli military Israeli rule Israeli settlements Jewish Jews Jordan River Jordan Valley Jordanian King Hussein kingdom Land of Israel leaders leadership Lebanon liberation live majority mandate Middle East military government minority movement Muslim negotiations Palestinian Arabs Palestinian entity Palestinian population Palestinian problem Palestinian refugees parties peace percent PLO's political Rabat recognized regard rejected Resolution 242 self-determination settle solution sovereignty statehood Syria terrorist transfer Transjordan West Bank Zionist