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Palestinian Self-Determination: A Study of the West Bank and Gaza Strip
Palestinian Self-Determination: A Study of the West Bank and Gaza Strip
By Hassan bin Talal, Crown Prince of Jordan
Quartet Books, 1981, 138 pp

The Royal House of Jordan may be an unlikely champion of Palestinian nationalism but it is not going to be backward in defending Arab rights against Israel. Here Prince Hassan gives a bit of history, a relatively low-keyed discussion of legal issues, and some recommendations. He terms Camp David and the Israeli-Egyptian treaty "a disaster" and calls for a comprehensive negotiation, including the PLO, based on existing Security Council resolutions expanded to include the right of the Palestinian Arabs to an independent state alongside Israel.