‘The Two-State Delusion,’ a well-researched but mistitled saga of a failed peace process

Book review of The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine — A Tale of Two Narratives by Padraig O’Malley

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The Two-State Delusion
493 pages. Penguin Books (Viking)
July 28, 2015. $18
  • Non-Recognition: States have an obligation not to recognise as lawful a situation created by a serious breach of international law arising under a peremptory norm. Nor may they render aid or assistance in maintaining that situation. This obligation applies to “situations” created by these serious breaches. For example, where a state attempts to acquire sovereignty over territory through the denial of the right of self-determination of peoples, other States have an obligation to refrain from affording formal recognition of the situation and also to refrain from taking steps that would imply such recognition.

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