Thursday, January 08, 2015

Acclaimed Boyle-Palestine Book A Reader's Choice

Francis A. Boyle is an attorney and a professor  at the University of Illinois College of Law. His books include Foundations of World Order (Duke University Press: 1999) and Tackling America’s Toughest Questions (2009).

Now available in a second printing, Clarity Press, Inc. is pleased to announce that
by Francis A. Boyle

has been named a Reader's Club choice by Arab World Books for the month of November, 2005. This follows on extensive critical praise for the book:

"This book is a must reading for all those interested in the legal background of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict."
Ghada Talhami Arab Studies Quarterly

"Boyle's penetrating analyses of Israeli and American roles in the crisis that has destabilized the Middle East for over fifty years are as cogent as his criticisms are fearless and his warnings prescient."
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

"Provides easy-to-read legal analysis of some issues involved in the Palestinian quest for freedom and serves as a valuable historical (and legal) record for those analyzing Palestinian decision-making in the late 1980s and early 1990s."
Journal of Palestine Studies

"Absolutely crucial to the broader understanding of why the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is where it is today."
Sam Bahour Ramallah Online Book Review

"This book provides important background to how the International Court of Justice reached its conclusions, and some interesting hints about the likely consequences."
Middle East International

"This book provides a comprehensive legal analysis for the Palestinian right to an independent state."
Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights

"The advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Israeli Wall published in July could almost stand alone as a review of Professor Francis Boyle's book. The World Court judges comprehensively confirm and validate his work in elaborating the case for the Palestinians in international law. ."
Socialism and Democracy

Francis A. Boyle is a leading American professor, practitioner and advocate of international law. Starting in 1987, he served as Legal Advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization on the Palestinian Declaration of Independence of 15 November 1988 as well as on the ensuing Palestinian Peace Initiative. He then served as Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations from 1991 to 1993. There, at the instructions of the Head of the Delegation, Dr. Haidar Abdul Shaffi, the author drafted the Palestinian Alternative to what later became the now defunct Oslo Agreement. He was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia-Herzegovina at the World Court. Professor Boyle teaches international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign and is author of, inter alia, The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence, Defending Civil Resistance Under International Law, The Future of International Law and American Foreign Policy, Foundations of World Order: The Legalist Approach to International Relations 1898-1921, and The Bosnian People Charge Genocide. He holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University.


ISBN: 0-932863-37-X Paper $14.95 2003
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