September 24, 2009

Book launch 5 October 2009

Shameless plug for a friend's book:
From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1891-1949
Here's the lowdown on the launch:

Date: Monday 5 October
Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor St, London W1K 2NJ


Victor Kattan
Dr Brian Klug
Professor Mashood Baderin

Chair: Michel Abdel-Massih QC

This event is free, but guest-listing is compulsory for admittance. Please RSVP to or 07956 455 528.

The book will be on sale at the event at a special 33% discount price of £20.

And here's the blurb:

About the book

The Palestine-Israel conflict often raises questions about international law, related to both Israel's legitimacy and violent Palestinian resistance to occupation. This book is the first of its kind to study the international legal methods used to create Israel, shedding light on the conflict as it exists today.

Kattan shows that international law was both flouted and manipulated in order to create a Jewish homeland in 1948, and that this disregard for international legality caused much of the dispute and violence that exists today. The period of the British Mandate is analysed very closely, revealing the lobbying tactics that were dressed up as legal imperative and used to deny Palestinians rights to land and self-determination.

This revealing and painstakingly researched book is a must for students of international law and anyone interested in the origins of the long-running Arab-Israeli conflict.

Read a review of the book at:

You might find further details here.

See you on the 5th Oct then...

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