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Debating the Legal Status of the West Bank: Occupied Palestine or Disputed Territories?

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In the last few months Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank have been put on hold with the recognition of Israel by the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan. However, the Trump Plan envisages annexation of the third of the territory as part of deal to create a small Palestinian State. Two legal specialists on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will debate the legal status of the territory and the implications this has for a resolution of the conflict.

Natasha Hausdorff is a Barrister at Six Pump Court Chambers and a Director of the NGO ‘UK Lawyers for Israel’. She holds law degrees from Oxford and Tel Aviv Universities and was a Fellow in the National Security Law Program at Columbia Law School. Natasha previously worked as an attorney for Skadden Arps, in London and Brussels and clerked for the President of the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem.

John Strawson is honorary Professor of Law at the University of East London where is co-director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict. He was a visiting professor at Birzeit University between 1996-2006 where he taught on the first Masters in Law program in Palestine. He is author of Partitioning Palestine: Legal Fundamentalism in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (2010). 

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020