Middle East Watch
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December 2019

Lisa Hajjar

Lisa Hajjar is a sociologist who is a professor of law and society at University California, Santa Barbara. Her expertise includes the contemporary Middle East and issues relating to human rights and humanitarian law (i.e. laws of war, and particularly the Geneva Conventions). Also strong expertise on Israel/Palestine, namely on Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and the politics of law in that region.

Articles by this author

  • Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict - A Primer

    Sunday 22 February 2009
    Introduction The conflict between Palestinian Arabs and Jews is a modern phenomenon, which began around the turn of the 20th century. Although these two groups have different religions (Palestinians include Muslims, Christians and Druze), religious differences are not the cause of the conflict. It is essentially a struggle over land. Until 1948, the area that both groups claimed was known internationally as Palestine. But following the war of 1948-49, this land was divided into three (...) continue continue

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