The Role of International Law in the Arab-Israeli
Conflict with Ambassador (Ret.) Robbie Sabel, Hebrew University
Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Professional Practice (CLE credits are free for graduates of New York Law School)
International law has played an important role in the establishment of the state of Israel while recognizing the right of self-determination for the Palestinian people. It will continue to play a vital role as the two sides pursue peace negotiations intended to lead to the creation of a Palestinian state that coexists in harmony with Israel. In his lecture, Ambassador Robbie Sabel will discuss the role of international law in addressing a wide range of complex legal issues which must be resolved during the peace process. They include, among other issues, the legal status of the future border, security arrangements, the legal status of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, whether Palestinians have a right of return to Israel, the status of UN resolutions, and the legal status of Jerusalem.
About Robbie Sabel
Ambassador (Ret.) Robbie Sabel, Ph.D., is a professor of international law at the Faculty of Law and at the Department of International Relations of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A former Counselor for Political Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., he later served as the Legal Adviser to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also as its Deputy Director General for Arms Control and Disarmament. Ambassador Sabel was also a member of the Israeli delegation to the UN General Assembly, to the peace talks with Egypt and Jordan, and to the post-Madrid talks with the Palestinians.