‘Occupied Territories’, ‘The West Bank’, ‘Illegal settlements’, ‘Unlawfully annexed East Jerusalem’. These phrases, rife with insinuation about Israel’s right to the territory of ‘Palestine’, have become commonplace in today’s rhetoric. The media, academia, international bodies of law, activists on college campuses, and even many Jewish communal leaders, have accepted the validity of these terms without question.
In To Whom Was the Promised Land Promised?, Professor Abraham Sion, a seasoned legal scholar, expert on land titles, and media commentator, examines the historical and legal aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict to determine who actually acquired the legal title to this land. In this meticulously-researched volume, Sion pores through the foundational documents of the State and traces the region’s history through the copious treaties and resolutions that shaped the legal and political landscape of the Middle East in the twentieth century.
Sion’s research is highly unique since it comes with an approach – fully based on authentic documents and conducted with the impartiality of a legal expert – that contradicts most, if not all, previous approaches to the conflict. Ultimately, his findings refute the stance taken by mainstream writers today and contradict political and judicial decisions on the subject.
To Whom Was the Promised Land Promised? is an essential resource for scholars, students, international lawmakers, activists, community leaders and all those seriously interested in the legal aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
- ISBN-13 : 978-1946124753
- Softcover : 442 pages
- Author: Abraham Sion