The Middle East Studies Group (MESG) Research Seminar
How the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Can be Resolved?
Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor
The Israeli Palestinian conflict is about two peoples who have justified claims over the same small piece of land. Peace is vital for both Israel and Palestine. In this lecture, I survey some of the possible proposals to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:
(1) Decide Not to Decide: Maintaining the so-called Status Quo;
(2) Palestinian Autonomy;
(3) Exclusionary solutions;
(4) “State of All Its Citizens”;
(6) Three-state solution;
(7) No state solution;
(8) Two-State Solution.
The lecture analyses each and every option and assess its feasibility.
Raphael Cohen-Almagor received his DPhil in political theory from Oxford University (1992). He is Professor/Chair in Politics, Founding Director of the Middle East Study Group, University of Hull, and the 2019 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL). He held teaching positions in other universities, including Oxford, Jerusalem, Haifa, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, and Nirma University (India). In 2007-2008, he was Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Raphael has published 17 books and more than 250 papers in the fields of politics, media, philosophy, law and ethics. Among his books are Speech, Media and Ethics (2005), The Scope of Tolerance (2006), and Confronting the Internet's Dark Side (2015). He is now writing two books: Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism, and From Oslo to Jerusalem. Both are under contract with Cambridge University Press.
Free entry - all welcome.