In war there are no winners.
Isaac and Ishmael struggle to draw attention from their father. They do that to win the heart of Abraham. In that historical analogy, Abraham is all Palaestina not yet pacified. Isaac and Ishmael still live in the division, failed to co-inhabit their land. The tent of Abraham is there, open all the time to shelter his children, but invisible to their eyes that need to be opened and they will only be when both could see each other, so that peace finally happens.
In the context of this history, for several decades, numerous peace agreements and several negotiations were formulated by the international society to put an end to the conflicts between Palestinians and Israelis. And why has not this happened yet? Why do conflicts exist?
No other subject has engaged the attention of the international relations over the decades about the israeli-palestinian conflict. The question has been on the agenda of the United Nations since the beginning of the Organization and had produced an intensive debate to solve the problem.
The present research aims at analyzing the historical, political and legal ties of the Palestinian and Israeli people that give them the right to live in the territory connected to the right of self determination of peoples, as well as the analysis of the two-State formula created both by the British Mandate in the 1930´s and the UN in 1947, and international documents such as the British Mandate, the Peel Report, the UN Partition Plan, the Oslo Accords, and many others.
In this context, the present book will analyze whether these historical rights of both peoples, in the context of self-determination, were granted by International Law, the status of Palestine as a Nation, and the two-State solution as the most appropriate alternative to end these conflicts.