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Book: Jews

Chapter: 9. What Determines a Nation's Territorial Rights?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.35990


The issue of territorial rights is easily settled
where a particular nation has inhabited land
for centuries. But there is a problem when two
peoples have lived in the same territory at different
periods. This is the case regarding Palestine
which was the homeland for Jewry thousands of
years ago, and in recent times was inhabited by
Arabs. Whose land is it? The vast majority of Jews
believe it belongs to them.

Chapter Contributors

  • Peter Cave ( - pcave) 'The Open University and New York University (London)'
  • Dan Cohn-Sherbok ( - dcohn-sherbok) 'University of Wales (Emeritus Professor) and Rabbi'