WJC ANALYSIS - Israel's rights as a nation-state in international diplomacy

20 September 2011

World-renowned experts have joined together for a book, jointly published by the World Jewish Congress and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, which outlining Israel’s rights as a nation-state in international diplomacy and refutes all the major claims made against the Jewish state.

The book is edited by Alan Baker, former legal counsel of Israel's Foreign Ministry and a former Israeli ambassador to Canada, and WJC Secretary General Dan Diker. It notably explains clearly why the Jewish people deserve a state of their own.

Contents 

Overview
Amb. Alan Baker, former legal counsel of Israel's Foreign Ministry and former ambassador to Canada

The National Rights of Jews
Prof. Ruth Gavison, professor em. of Human Rights at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and recipient of the Israel Prize in Law

An Overwhelmingly Jewish State” - From the Balfour Declaration to the Palestine Mandate
Sir Martin Gilbert, world-renowned British historian and author, Winston Churchill’s official biographer

Self-Determination and Israel’s Declaration of Independence
Prof. Shlomo Avineri, professor of political science at the Hebrew University and former director-general of the Israel Foreign Ministry, Israel Prize recipient

The United Nations and Middle East Refugees: The Differential Treatment of Arabs and Jews
Dr. Stanley A. Urman, executive director of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries

Israel’s Rights Regarding Territories and the Settlements in the Eyes of the International Community
Amb. Alan Baker, former legal counsel of Israel's Foreign Ministry and former ambassador to Canada

The Historical and Legal Contexts of Israel’s Borders
Prof. Nicholas Rostow, senior director of the US National Defense University’s Center for Strategic Research

The Misleading Interpretation of Security Council Resolution 242 (1967)
Prof. Ruth Lapidoth, former legal adviser to Israel's Foreign Ministry and member of Israel's negotiating team, Israel Prize recipient

Defending Israel’s Legal Rights to Jerusalem
Amb. Dore Gold, former ambassador to the United Nations and president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Palestinian Unilateralism and Israel’s Rights in Arab-Israeli Diplomacy
Dan Diker, secretary-general of the World Jewish Congress; adjunct fellow of the Hudson Institute in Washington

Is the Gaza Strip Occupied by Israel?
Col. (ret.) Pnina Sharvit-Baruch, former head of the IDF International Law Department who served as legal adviser to Israeli negotiating teams in 1993-2009

The Violation of Israel’s Right to Sovereign Equality in the United Nations
Amb. Alan Baker, former legal counsel of Israel's Foreign Ministry and former ambassador to Canada

Countering Challenges to Israel’s Legitimacy
Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz, professor of Law at Harvard Law School

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Marty

Tue, 11 Oct 2011

Where can I buy this book?

Paul Jansen

Fri, 23 Sep 2011

Is it possible to buy the book "Israel's Rights" somewhere ?