Jews - Nearly Everything You Wanted to Know* *But Were Too Afraid to Ask - Peter Cave

Jews - Nearly Everything You Wanted to Know* *But Were Too Afraid to Ask - Peter Cave

9. What Determines a Nation's Territorial Rights?

Jews - Nearly Everything You Wanted to Know* *But Were Too Afraid to Ask - Peter Cave

Peter Cave [+-]
The Open University and New York University (London)
Peter Cave read philosophy at University College London and King's College Cambridge. His philosophy lectureships span University College London, University of Khartoum, Sudan to, currently, The Open University and New York University (London).
Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, sits on the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and is Patron of Humanists UK and of Population Matters. He has published many papers, light and serious. His books include This Sentence is False: an introduction to philosophical paradoxes and three ‘beginner’s guides’: Humanism; Philosophy; and Ethics. His most recent work is The Big Think Book: Discover Philosophy Through 99 Perplexities. He has written and presented philosophy programmes for BBC radio, and often takes part in public debates.
Peter lives in Soho, central London, enjoys opera, lieder and chamber music (well, he thinks he knows what he likes), even delights in religious music, despite his atheism — and is irritated by builders’ drillings, pointless burglar alarms and unnecessary thuds of music in cafes, restaurants and shops. He is often to be found with a glass of wine — or two.
Dan Cohn-Sherbok [+-]
University of Wales (Emeritus Professor) and Rabbi
Dan Cohn-Sherbok is an American rabbi and Professor Emeritus of Judaism at the University of Wales. He received a PhD from the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York.
Dan is the author and editor of a number of books dealing with Israel including Israel: The History of an Idea; The Palestine-Israeli Conflict (with Dawoud El-Alami); Debating Israel and Palestine (with Mary Grey); The Politics of Apocalypse: The History and Influence of Christian Zionism; Introduction to Zionism and Israel: From Ideology to History; The Palestinian State: A Jewish Justification. He has also published several books of cartoons.
Dan lives in Kensington (and Wales) with his wife Lavinia and his Burmese cat. He is frequently to be found drawing cartoons in his London club.

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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.

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Cave, Peter; Cohn-Sherbok, Dan. 9. What Determines a Nation's Territorial Rights?. Jews - Nearly Everything You Wanted to Know* *But Were Too Afraid to Ask. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 110-123 Nov 2018. ISBN 9781781797778. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35990. Date accessed: 25 Sep 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35990. Nov 2018

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