1st Edition

Europe and the Occupation of Palestinian Territories Since 1967

Edited By Federica Bicchi Copyright 2021
    136 Pages
    by Routledge

    136 Pages
    by Routledge

    Focusing on key countries and topics, this book looks at Europe’s involvement in the occupation of Palestinian territories.

    What has been Europe’s role in the occupation of Palestinian territories since 1967? How have European actors responded, countered and/or supported the occupation? The international context of this exceptionally long occupation shows a complex web of denunciations, but also and especially complicit engagements and indifference. The book looks at the perspective of international law, before analysing the European Union and key European countries (France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom). It also embraces different perspectives, from the debate on campus to the role of European multinational companies to the conceptual approach of the World Bank. While much of the literature focuses on Israel, Palestine and the United States, this volume by leading experts adds a very important piece to the puzzle: the European dimension.

    The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Global Affairs.

    1. Introduction

    Federica Bicchi

    2. Can an Occupation Become Unlawful? Third party responsibilities and Israeli practices in the Palestinian territories

    Michael Lynk

    3. Non-Recognition à la European Union: Reflections on the Revisions to EU-Israeli Relations and the Obligation of Non-Recognition in International Law

    Valentina Azarova

    4. France and the Israeli occupation: Talking the talk, but not walking the walk?

    Benedetta Voltolini

    5. Germany and the Israeli Occupation: Torn Between Special Relationship and Two-State-Commitment

    Jan Busse

    6. The debate about the occupation of Palestinian territories on UK campuses: from politicisation to re-writing the rules

    Federica Bicchi

    7. Swedish recognition of Palestine: politics, law, and prospects for peace

    Jacob Eriksson

    8. The angel in disguise? Norway's complicity in Israel's continued colonisation of Palestinian territories

    Michelle Pace

    9. Missing the train. International governance gaps and the Jerusalem Light Railway

    Mary Martin

    10. OECD principals or World Bank guidance? EU development aid in the occupied Palestinian territories

    Jeremy Wildeman


    Federica Bicchi is Associate Professor in International Relations of Europe in the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics, UK.