The Israeli Palestinian conflict has no territorial solution, for in whatever way one partitions that small piece of land, there will be always an unwanted remnant of one group in the territory of the other one. Territorial sovereignty is not only a serious problem; it will exacerbate the conflict even further.
In this talk, Dr. Nimni considers another way of solving the conflict, based on the model of National Cultural Autonomy, proposed by the Austrian Hans Kohn, Martin Buber and others.
Dr. Nimni will present for about 45 minutes, after which the floor is opened for questions and comments.
Chair: Jacob Høigilt, PRIO
Dr. Ephraim Nimni is Reader at the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast. His research focuses on ethnic conflicts, minority rights, multiculturalism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Among his many publications are "The Conceptual Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy”, in Nimni, E., Osipov, A. & Smith, D. J. (eds.), The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy Theory and Practice (Peter Lang, 2013) and the monograph The Challenge of Post-Zionism (London: Zed, 2003).