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The U.N. Partition Plan for Palestine of 1947 (Law, History, and Politics)

For this meeting, we'll discuss:

1) The U.N. Partition Plan for Palestine (c. 1947).

2) The creation of the State of Israel.

To that end, we'll discuss and analyze each of its three distinct components: Law, History and Politics.

I. Law
The U.N. Resolution 181 (III)

II. History
- A very brief historical overview of the region in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
- The displacement and exodus of 700,000 Palestinian Arabs from their homes.

III. Politics
How Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism developed into a modern political force -- and thereby creating tensions that formed obstacles for a peaceful resolution.


Ralph S. will give a short presentation and will moderate this discussion. There is a *bonus* topic added -- we'll spend the final 30 minutes of the meeting discussing the outcome of the recent Israeli election results.


More about LHP:

The LHP series explore the intersections of its namesake -- an in-depth study of a particular law, court decision, or a legal precedent that shaped the political forces and its historical ramifications.