Camille Mansour

Camille Mansour

IPS scholar and the head of the research committee at the Institute for Palestine Studies.

Camille Mansour is secretary-general of IPS Board of Trustees, and member of Birzeit University Board of Trustees. He was professor of international relations and Middle East Politics at Paris University from 1984 to 2004. He also taught at Birzeit University where he founded and headed the Institute of Law (1994-2000) in the framework of which he established al-Muqtafi, the Palestine Judicial and Legislative Databank, and was the dean of its Faculty of Law and Public Administration (2007-2009). Between 2004 and 2006, he was a UNDP Senior Advisor for the Palestinian Rule of Law and Judiciary, Jerusalem.

 

He is currently the chief-editor of the Interactive Timeline of the Palestine Question, a joint online project of the Institute for Palestine Studies and the Palestinian Museum. He is the author or chief-editor of a number of books. Among them:The Handbook of Israel (Beirut, IPS, 2011), in Arabic; Transformed Landscapes: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East in Honor of Walid Khalidi (edited with Leila Fawaz, The American University in Cairo Press, 2009); The Palestine Yearbook of International Law, volumes 2000/2001 to 2004/2005 (The Hague, Kluwer Law International in Cooperation with Institute of Law, Birzeit University); Beyond Alliance: Israel in U.S. Foreign Policy (Columbia University Press, jointly with IPS, 1994) (also available in French and Arabic); Les Palestiniens de l'intérieur (edited, les livres de la Revue d'études palestiniennes, 1989); Yearbook of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, volumes 1972 to 1976 in Arabic (IPS); L'autorité dans la pensée musulmane (Librairie philosophique, 1975).

MEDIA

Opening Address in the Area C and the Jordan Valley Conference (Arabic)
Institute for Palestine Studies scholar and research committee head Camille Mansour's opening address in the "Present and Future of 'Area C' and the Jordan Valley: Strategies of Confronting Israel's Colonial Control" Conference in 2012...
Palestinian National Movement & Palestinians Inside Israel (Arabic)
Camille Mansour's opening address in the "Palestinian National Movement & Palestinians inside Israel" Conference in 2011. Palestine Studies TV is a project of the Institute for Palestine Studies.

ARTICLES

Palestinian Options at the United Nations

This article was originally published in Al Ayyam Arabic newspaper in Ramallah, Palestine on 10 July 2011. What could be called the September “Wende” is fast approaching, and interpretations put forward by Palestinian officials abound as to what it will be possible and impossible to attain then at the United Nations (UN). This has engendered a certain confusion in Palestinian...

How Sovereign a State?

This piece by IPS scholar and research committee head Camille Mansour was published on al Shabaka on 11 April 2010. Summary Overview Since the 1980s the Palestine Liberation Organization has aimed for a sovereign state in the West Bank and Gaza with East Jerusalem as its capital. Drawing on past Palestinian negotiating experience and the situation on the ground, this Policy...

Israël et la Bombe (French)

This article was published on 14 April 2008 on Association France Palestine Solidarité website. It was also published in English as "Israel and the Bomb" in the journal Atoms for Peace, Vol 2, Number 2 /2008. Depuis l’entrée en vigueur du Traité de non-prolifération nucléaire en 1970, l’option nucléaire israélienne a été l’objet d’un double exceptionnalisme. Par rapport au...

BOOKS

Beyond Alliance : Israel in U.S. Foreign Policy

Institute for Palestine Studies scholar Camille Mansour is the author of Beyonce Alliance: Israel in U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Columbia University Press/Institute for Palestine Studies, 1994) .

Les Palestiniens de l'intérieur

Institute for Palestine Studies scholar Camille Mansour is the author of Les Palestiniens de l'intérieur : les arrière-plans politiques, économiques et sociaux de l'Intifada (Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1989).

The Palestinian-Israeli Peace Negotiations: An Overview and Assessment: October 1991-January 1993

Institute for Palestine Studies scholar Camille Mansour is the author of The Palestinian-Israeli Peace Negotiations: An Overview and Assessment: October 1991-January 1993 (Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1993).

JOURNALS

Toward a New Palestinian Negotiation Paradigm

Against a background of prolonged stalemate, this essay provides a detailed examination of two decades of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations with a view to identifying deficiencies in the Palestinian negotiating approach and drawing lessons of use to future Palestinian negotiators in the context of...

A Palestinian State in Two Years: Interview with Salam Fayyad, Palestinian Prime Minister

Salam Fayyad was appointed prime minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA) on a “national emergency” basis following the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip in June 2007, inaugurating the de facto system of parallel governments still in place—one headed by Fayyad in the PA-dominated West Bank, the...

Reflections on the War on Gaza

This essay looks at the Gaza war of winter 2008–2009 within its broader politico-military context. At the political level, Israel’s post-2005 disengagement policies and initiatives with regard to Gaza (and Egypt) and their implications relative to the future of the West Bank are emphasized...

The Impact of 11 September on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

This article examines the impact of the 11 September 2001 events on the Israeli-Palestinian equation. It begins with a close analysis of the positions and strategies of the two sides on the eve of 11 September, with special emphasis on Israel's erosion of the externally imposed "red lines" and on...

Israel's Colonial Impasse

FAR FROM CAUSING THE IMPASSE currently blocking the road to Israeli-Palestinian peace, the policy of Ariel Sharon’s government simply highlights and resoundingly confirms it. Indeed, impasse has been the inevitable destination of the policy followed by Israeli governments ever since the Oslo...

The Palestinian-Israeli Peace Negotiations: An Overview and Assessment

More than fifteen months after the convening of the Madrid conference- and while there is a lull in the negotiations due to the change in the U.S. administration and the deportee crisis-it is useful to assess what the negoti- ations have already achieved around the table and what they have brought...