Date of Award

1-1-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

First Advisor

Jonathan Sciarcon

Second Advisor

Nader Hashemi

Keywords

Apartheid, International Law, Israel, Palestine, South Africa

Abstract

The situation in which the Palestinians are living, both within Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories continues to worsen with little end in sight. The exact status of the Palestinians, however, has been the subject of much debate with terms such as `disputed territories,' `occupied territories,' and even a state of apartheid being used. This study seeks to examine whether the concept of apartheid applies to Israel/Palestine. Two methods were used to define apartheid, a South Africa case study and its definition under international law. Israel's laws, policies, and practices, both in its own territory and the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem are compared with these definitions of apartheid in an attempt to ascertain to what extent the claim of apartheid is applicable to these situations.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Geoffrey Tennent

File size

148 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

International relations, Middle Eastern studies

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