Start Date

9-4-2021 9:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2021 10:15 AM

Disciplines

History | Political Science

Subjects

Land settlement -- West Bank, Land settlement -- Gaza Strip, Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government, Israel -- Boundaries, Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- Social conditions, Israel -- Ethnic relations

Description

Despite international legal consensus declaring the separation wall in Palestine/Israel as illegal, Israel has continued this geopolitical project unchallenged. Examining the judicial decisions of the International Court of Justice and Israel’s High Court of Justice on the wall reveals that Israel’s project, which began in 2002, was motivated by a political desire to protect illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories, confiscate Palestinian land, and constrict their movement and space. Analyzing the entirety of the wall through the lens of containment illuminates how the wall’s fracturing of Palestinian land created the material conditions, or the ‘facts on the ground’, for Israel’s political objectives manifested in the Trump administration’s “deal of the century” announced in 2020. Comparing maps of the wall throughout Palestine to the map of the proposed future of Israel/Palestine by the recent plan, its juxtaposition reveals how Israel’s project set the foundation for actualizing further colonial land confiscation in Palestine. The result of judicial deliberation was a wall seen by Israel’s eye as humanitarianly and proportionally considered by its courts, which allowed it to withstand international criticism while maintaining its purpose to actualize its geopolitical objectives.

PART OF SESSION 1B. THE POLITICS OF DIVISION:

Comment: Shaun S. Nichols, Boise State University
Chair: Caoimhin De Barra, Gonzaga University

Tyler Durbin, Western Washington University, undergraduate student
“‘They’re Building A Wall’: The Separation Barrier in Palestine/Israel”

Maxwell McPherson, University of Idaho, undergraduate student
“Fallout from the Wall Street Bombing”

Isabel Wagner, Seattle University, undergraduate student
“A Side Divided: The Role of Pre-Existing Republican Disunity in the Spanish Civil War”

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'They’re Building A Wall': The Separation Barrier in Palestine/Israel

Despite international legal consensus declaring the separation wall in Palestine/Israel as illegal, Israel has continued this geopolitical project unchallenged. Examining the judicial decisions of the International Court of Justice and Israel’s High Court of Justice on the wall reveals that Israel’s project, which began in 2002, was motivated by a political desire to protect illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories, confiscate Palestinian land, and constrict their movement and space. Analyzing the entirety of the wall through the lens of containment illuminates how the wall’s fracturing of Palestinian land created the material conditions, or the ‘facts on the ground’, for Israel’s political objectives manifested in the Trump administration’s “deal of the century” announced in 2020. Comparing maps of the wall throughout Palestine to the map of the proposed future of Israel/Palestine by the recent plan, its juxtaposition reveals how Israel’s project set the foundation for actualizing further colonial land confiscation in Palestine. The result of judicial deliberation was a wall seen by Israel’s eye as humanitarianly and proportionally considered by its courts, which allowed it to withstand international criticism while maintaining its purpose to actualize its geopolitical objectives.

PART OF SESSION 1B. THE POLITICS OF DIVISION:

Comment: Shaun S. Nichols, Boise State University
Chair: Caoimhin De Barra, Gonzaga University

Tyler Durbin, Western Washington University, undergraduate student
“‘They’re Building A Wall’: The Separation Barrier in Palestine/Israel”

Maxwell McPherson, University of Idaho, undergraduate student
“Fallout from the Wall Street Bombing”

Isabel Wagner, Seattle University, undergraduate student
“A Side Divided: The Role of Pre-Existing Republican Disunity in the Spanish Civil War”