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Editorial Board

Adnan Abdelrazek

Danny Rubinstein

Sam'an Khoury

Daniel Bar-Tal

Galia Golan

Gershon Baskin

Hind Khoury

Edy Kaufman

Ata Qaymari

Benjamin Pogrund

Nafez Nazzal

Dan Jacobson

Jumana Jaouni

Moshe Maoz

Munther Dajani

Khuloud Khayyat Dajani

Izhak Schnell

Lucy Nusseibah

Meir Margalit

Menachem Klein

Ali Abu Shahla

Ilan Baruch

Hanna Siniora

Yehudit Oppenheimer

Mossi Raz

Susie Becher

Frances Raday

The Dual Legal System
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Table of Contents


  • The Dual Legal System: Apartheid Regime or Two-State Solution
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Multiple Legal Systems in the West Bank
          The Oslo Accords consolidated the legal structure in the West Bank — comprising local courts, military courts and tribunals, and Israeli civilian courts — that support de facto annexation.
         by Raja Shehadeh

  • Separate and Unequal: Israel’s Dual Criminal Justice System in the West Bank
          Israel has maintained a dual criminal system under which the settler population has virtual carte blanche to essentially dispossess Palestinians of their land.
         by Emily Schaeffer Omer-Man

  • Legal Duality in the Occupied West Bank
          The dual legal systems violate the human rights of West Bank Palestinians under both Israeli and international standards by infringing on their access to justice, human dignity and equality.
         by Hiba Husseini

  • Freedom of Movement v. Restrictions on Movement under the Two Legal Systems
          The dual legal system restricts the freedom of movement of West Bank Palestinians, exerting a decisive influence on their daily lives and basic human rights.
         by Ronit Sela

  • Planning in Area C: Discrimination in Law and Practice
          The international community has an obligation to act against Israel’s settlement enterprise, which obstructs the Palestinian right to self-determination.
         by Marya Farah

  • Legal Pluralism in the Wild West Bank
          While Israeli law cannot be applied in the West Bank without a formal annexation, the plural legal systems of Israeli military and Jordanian laws facilitate the appropriation of Palestinian land and settlement building.
         by Benjamin Pogrund

  • Laws Targeting East Jerusalem: Discriminatory Intent and Application
          Israel has used the recent rise in violence as a pretext to implement extreme measures aimed at expediting its goal of eradicating Palestinian presence from East Jerusalem.
         by Aseil Abu Baker

  • Planning Apartheid and Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
         It is important to frame the situation in Israel-Palestine in the context of colonialism for the application of the human rights and a full understanding of the dual legal system in the West Bank.
         by Netta Amar-Shiff

  • The Dual Legal System in Gaza
         Despite the 2005 withdrawal of Israeli forces, the Gaza Strip's economy, including the movement of individuals as well as goods, remains under Israeli military control.
         by Ali Abu Shahla

  • After 50 Years: Save Israel, Stop the Occupation
          Jews who care about their Jewish identity and Israel need to join the struggle to save Israel from nationalist, anti-democratic, racist, and xenophobic currents.
         by Izhak Schnell and by Daniel Bar-Tal

  • Settlements and Ethnic Cleansing in the Jordan Valley
         In recent years, the Israeli government has intensified its settlement activities in the Jordan Valley, in a policy that essentially amounts to ethnic cleansing.
         by Khalil Tofakji

  • A Never-Ending Occupation: The End of Hope?
          Israel must either end the occupation and recognize Palestine, or grant equal rights to Palestinians until the longer-term future is determined.
         by Tony Klug

  • International Law and the Occupied Territories
         There is indeed an international law applicable to the occupation, which dates back to the ius gentium practiced 2000 years ago in what is now Israel and the territory it occupies.
         by Peter Weiss

  • Israel’s Control of the Territories - An Emerging Legal Paradigm
         Israel’s Control of the Territories - An Emerging Legal Paradigm ..............................102 Israel has moved from the paradigm of "de facto occupation" to those of "outsourcing" via the Palestinian Authority and "assimilation" by applying Israeli constitutional standards in Area C.
         by Amichai Cohen

  • There will not be a stable peace without justice and accountability
         by Eitay Mack

  • The Dual Legal System
         Saman Khoury, Ali Abu Shahla, Ilan Baruch, Benjamin Pogrund, Charles Shamas, Moshe Maoz, Ronit Sela, Beyhan Senturk, Omran Shroufi, Nisreen AbuZayyad, Hillel Schenker and Ziad AbuZayyad.

  • Advancing the Peace Camp: Becoming Both a Scientist and a Prophet
         The peace camp can convince more people by speaking the language of traditional Jewish hearts — by combining our rational view with empathy, solidarity, and emotional and cultural content.
         by Avraham Shomroni

    Book Review
  • Britain’s Moment in Palestine: Retrospect and Perspectives, 1917– 48

  • On The Law in These Parts
         Looking at the legal system and what happens to law in these circumstances can teach us how the basic values of democracy are endangered by the occupation.
         by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz

  • A Letter to Mahmoud Darwish
         A poetic tribute to the Palestinian national poet on his 75th birthday
         by Muhammad Ali Taha

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