Deja vu - Judith Apter Klinghoffer
Dr. Judith Apter Klinghoffer taught history and International relations at Rowan University, Rutgers University, the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing as well as at Aarhus University in Denmark where she was a senior Fulbright professor. She is an affiliate professor at Haifa University. Her books include Israel and the Soviet Union, Vietnam, Jews and the Middle East: Unintended Consequences and , International Citizens' Tribunals: Mobilizing Public Opinion to Advance Human Rights
WHY I PUT "OCCUPATION" IN QUOTATION MARKS"
Sorry for the belated answer. I just noticed Steven Vinson's question. I place"occupation" in quotation marks because the sovereignty of the regions known as"West Bank" and"Gaza" are unsettled. They were part of the Ottoman Empire. Then part of the British mandate. UN partition envisioned those regions as part of a Palestinian state. But the Palestinians refused to accept it. So, Egypt governed Gaza and Jordan governed the West Bank (of the Jordan) from 1948-1967. Israel has governed them since. In other words, the legal status of both the lands and their citizens are ambiguous. Had Israel made the residents of these regions into citizens, she would have been closing the door to a possible Palestinian state.