March 26, 2023 /
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Zionism, Palestinian Nationalism, and the Law
During the early years of the Arab-Jewish conflict in Palestine, the parties repeatedly used the law to gain leverage against each other and influence international opinion. By the late 1920s and 1930s, the conflict had become as much a battle fought in the courtroom as in the streets. The arguments the parties made in those trials continue resonating in the conflict today, nearly one hundred years later.
Steven Zipperstein is a lecturer with the Luskin School of Public Affairs. He is also a lecturer with UCLA’s Global Studies Program, UCLA’s School of Engineering, and UC Santa Barbara’s Department of History. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, and is a Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University Law School.