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The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza
THE LEAST OF ALL POSSIBLE EVILS: HUMANITARIAN VIOLENCE FROM ARENDT TO GAZA by Eyal Weizman New York: Verso, 2011 (218 pages, index, illustrations) $26.95 (cloth)In that historical moment after the
Religion, State Power, and Domestic Violence in Muslim Societies: A Framework for Comparative Analysis
This article focuses on the issue of domestic violence in Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The analytical framework is comparative, emphasizing four factors and the interplay
Human Rights in Israel/Palestine: The History and Politics of a Movement
This article traces the development and transformation of the human rights movement in Israel/Palestine, focusing mainly on the situation in the West Bank and Gaza. The conflict is, at its core, a
International Humanitarian Law and ““Wars on Terror””: A Comparative Analysis of Israeli and American Doctrines and Policies
The second intifada and the U.S. ““global war on terror,”” though quite different, both involve asymmetrical warfare that pits powerful states against non-state organizations. This article focuses on
Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza
Israel's military court system, a centerpiece of Israel's apparatus of control in the West Bank and Gaza since 1967, has prosecuted hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. This authoritative book
Does Torture Work? A Sociolegal Assessment of the Practice in Historical and Global Perspective
  • L. Hajjar
  • Law, Political Science
  • 23 October 2009
Torture is absolutely prohibited and constitutes one of the core crimes under international law. There is a substantial body of sociolegal literature that addresses torture's illegality. But this
Section 1 Palestine , Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict : A Primer
The conflict between Palestinian Arabs and Jews is a modern phenomenon, which began around the turn of the 20 century. Although these two groups have different religions (Palestinians include
Cause Lawyering in Transnational Perspective: National Conflict and Human Rights in Israel/Palestine
There is an interest among scholars working on cause lawyering to "globalize" the subject by studying professional and political networks that span national boundaries. The globalizing scope of human
Speaking the conflict, or how the Druze became bilingual: a study of Druze translators in the Israeli military courts in the West Bank and Gaza
  • L. Hajjar
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • 1 January 2000
The Druze community occupies a distinctive niche in the broader context of Israel/Palestine, one which is located in the interstices of various socio-political cross-currents, notably Jewish/Arab and