The Two-State Model and Israeli Constitutionalism: Impact on the Palestinian Citizens of Israel

Masri, M. (2015). The Two-State Model and Israeli Constitutionalism: Impact on the Palestinian Citizens of Israel. Journal of Palestine Studies, 44(4), pp. 7-20. doi: 10.1525/jps.2015.44.4.7

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Abstract

Partitioning historic Palestine into two states is often presented as the most plausible solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This article examines the potential impact of such a development on the Palestinian citizens of Israel (PCI), primarily from the vantage point of Israel’s constitutional regime. The article explores three fundamental aspects of the Israeli constitutional system—its instability, the “Jewish and democratic” definition of the state, and the exclusion of the PCI from “the people” as the unit that holds sovereignty—and argues that the envisaged two-state solution will only reinforce the definition of Israel as a Jewish state and consequently provide further justification for the infringement on the rights of its Palestinian citizens.

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Additional Information: Published as Masri, M. (2015). The Two-State Model and Israeli Constitutionalism: Impact on the Palestinian Citizens of Israel. Journal of Palestine Studies, 44(4), pp. 7-20.. © 2015 by the University of California Press. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by University of California Press for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center.
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: The City Law School > The City Law School - Academic Programmes
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/12893

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