The Jewish People's Rights to the Land of IsraelBook - 2018 | 4th edition, revised edition.
The Jewish People's Rights to the Land of Israel (JPRLI) takes the reader through a journey spanning over three millennia: the historical connection of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel; the revival of their national aspirations in the modern Zionist movement; the recognition of their collective, national rights in international law; and the insidious violation of these rights during the British Mandate period, up to the proclamation of the State of Israel. In conclusion, we offer some thoughts on the myth- fact dichotomy that continues to plague the political reality of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and on the path to a just and lasting peace in the region. This book is structured to provide the reader with a gradual level of detail. - A summary of the historical events and the key legal documents is presented in a chronological timeline with a brief explanation in just a few pages (blue sections). - This summary is then expanded in an in-depth review of those events and documents (dark red sections). - Finally, notes and references include over a hundred relevant web links from authoritative sources. JPRLI is our response to the current Middle East "peace process" and its foundation on the notions of "occupation," "land for peace" and the "two-state solution" which imply a questionable, if not unlawful, acquisition of territory, hence denying the legitimate rights of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel - rights which have been enshrined in international law. We hope this document will be helpful to those who believe in the primacy of facts over opinion and myth, and to those who confront the daily outbursts of anti-Zionism in academia, in political circles and in the media.