By Tomis Kapitan

This quantity addresses a couple of philosophical difficulties that come up in attention of the century-old clash among Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs. along with essays by way of fifteen individuals (including either Israeli and Palestinian philosophers) and a long advent by means of the editor, it offers with rights to land, sovereignity, self-determination, the lifestyles and legitimacy of states, cultural prejudice, nationwide id, intercommunal violence, and non secular intransigence.

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Jus in Bello and the Intifada Daniel Statman 133 6. Targeting Children: Rights versus Realpolitik James A. Graff 157 7. Land, Property, and Occupation: A Question of Political Philosophy Erin Mckenna 185 Page vi 8. Personal and National Identity: A Tale of Two Wills Sari Nusseibeh 205 9. The State of Palestine: The Question of Existence Jerome M. Segal 221 10. The Ethical Dimension of the Jewish-Arab Conflict Manfred Vogel 244 11. Philosophical Reflections on Religious Claims and Religious Intransigence in Relation to the Conflict David B.

The democratic ideal of popular sovereignty seemed foremost in his thinking when he first employed the term "self-determination" publicly in a 1918 speech, and this has little to do with national ties: People are not to be handed about from one sovereignty to another by an international conference or an understanding between rivals and antagonists. National aspirations must be respected; peoples may now be dominated and governed only by their own consent. "Self-determination" is not a mere phrase.

By 1940, Jabotinsky argued that a population exchange was a necessary evil, neither unprecedented nor a historical injustice (Gorny 1987, 270). While political leaders such as David Ben-GurionIsrael's first prime ministeroccasionally spoke against removing the Arabs, during the 1948 war he declared that "I am for compulsory transfer: I don't see anything immoral in it" (Flapan 1987, 103). Page 8 Arab Reaction and British Intervention The Arab response to the Zionist project was initially one of incredulity, but, as Zionism gained ground, this attitude gave way to outrage and hostility.

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