Self-Determination and the West Bank

By Marc Brandriss

Eugene Borowitz, May 12, 1978

The author discusses issues surrounding the concept of self-determination as applied to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. Is self-determination an absolute right? What is its definition in international law? Does it take precedence over other rights, or do other rights take precedence over it? The author explores these questions, and outlines Prime Minister Begin's interim plan to give Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza a choice between Israeli and Jordanian citizenship.

Topic: Civil Rights, Democracy, War, Conflict Resolution, Israeli-Arab Relations, Zionism, Arab-Israeli Relations, Morality, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Human Rights, International Relations, Ethics, Statehood, Palestinians, Ideology, Law, Peace, US-Israel Relations, Nationalism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.154

Page Number(s): 121-125

Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Brandriss, Marc. Self-Determination and the West Bank. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 12 May 1978: 121-125. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=9011


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