West Bank Annexation and Palestinian Claims to Israeli Citizenship

GLOBALCIT has invited three scholars to comment on the implications of the Israeli government’s plans to formally annex parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the West Bank. Ariel Zemach argues in his lead piece that Israel is bound by international human rights law to offer Israeli citizenship to Palestinians throughout the West Bank, including those territories that would be not be formally annexed under Netanyahu’s plan. Tamar Hostovsky Brandes replies that promoting Palestinian claims to Israeli citizenship may serve to legitimize illegal annexation. Mazen Masri argues that Israel has established an apartheid-like regime that will never offer equal citizenship to Palestinians in annexed territories.

The featured picture of this blog series is entitled ‘Separation Wall between Israel and Palestine, Anata, West Bank’. The original can be found here.