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Trump's Deal of the Century: Prospects for Israel and Palestine

Free seminar with Professor John Strawson, co-director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict

US President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited vision for Middle East peace at the White House in January.

He was standing alongside Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but there was no representative of the Palestinian community, as leaders had rejected the proposal before it was unveiled.

The 181-page document contained proposals, maps and aspirations. The President declaring the document a 'big step towards peace' but critics said the lack of Palestinian involvement and support rendered the programme 'worthless'.

On Wednesday February 12, the University of East London's Centre on Human Rights In Conflict (CHRC) will host a seminar examining the plan in detail.

At Trump's Deal of the Century: Prospects for Israel and Palestine, Professor John Strawson, co-director of CHRC will analyse the details of Trump's plan for Palestine, look at the maps proposed and consider its international legal implications and policy implications.

About John Strawson

John Strawson has worked on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict for more than 30 years, including as visiting professor at the Institute of Law at Birzeit University in Palestine between 1996-2006. He is the author of Partitioning Palestine; Legal Fundamentalism in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (2010), his latest article on the conflict "Colonialism" appears Israel Studies Vol, 24 No 2 (2019). He is co-director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020


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