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The Struggle for Palestinian Rights: Revisiting US Policy and International Law

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Date(s) - 05/21/2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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The Middle East Institute

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Programs Department
Email:
programs@mei.edu
Website:
https://www.mei.edu/events/struggle-palestinian-rights-revisiting-us-policy-and-international-law
Phone:
202-785-1141 ext. 202
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The Middle East Institute


WASHINGTON, DC

A joint book talk with Khaled Elgindy and Noura Erakat

The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host a panel discussion on the historical role of the United States in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the failure of U.S. policies to protect Palestinian human rights. In his book Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump, Khaled Elgindydocuments the history of U.S. policy towards Palestinians, arguing that U.S. unwillingness to confront Israeli occupation and recognize the complexities of Palestinian politics continues to fail Palestinians in their struggle for statehood.

Human rights attorney Noura Erakat will also join the conversation, drawing from the themes of her book Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine. In her book, Erakat examines the Israeli-Palestinian issue through the lens of law, and examines key cases where international law and judicial intervention did not ensure equal rights for Palestinians.

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.

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