Thu, Jan 21 | Online via Zoom


Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council
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Time & Location

Jan 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
Online via Zoom

About the Event

During the British Mandate for Palestine (1922–1948), Arabs and Jews repeatedly used the law to gain leverage and influence international opinion, especially in three dramatic and largely forgotten trials involving two issues: the interplay between conflicting British promises to the Arabs and Jews during World War I, and the parties’ rights and claims to the Wailing Wall. It focuses on how all three parties – Arab, Jewish, and British – used the law and the legal process to advance their objectives during the Mandate years. This study explores the origins of many of the fundamental legal arguments in the Arab–Israeli conflict that prevail to this day. Filling a gap in research, this is a key text for scholars and students interested in the Arab–Israeli conflict and the Middle East.

You may order Law & The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Trials of Palestine by Steven E. Zipperstein at:

Flashlight Books in Walnut Creek,


Rakestraw Books in Danville,

Admission is free. Registration required. Upon registration, you will first receive a confirmation email and an hour before the event, a reminder email with the Zoom link. If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folders to retrieve it. We suggest adding "" to your contacts or safe senders list.

Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.

More About The Author: 

Steven E. Zip­per­stein, a for­mer U.S. fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tor, is a Senior Fel­low at the Cen­ter for Mid­dle East Devel­op­ment at UCLA. He also teach­es in UCLA’s Glob­al Stud­ies pro­gram and School of Pub­lic Affairs, and as a Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor at Tel Aviv Uni­ver­si­ty Law School. He graduated from UCLA in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with highest honors, and received his law degree in 1983 from U.C. Davis.

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