As multiple legal efforts bear fruit, 2020 could be the year that international law supplants the nationalist and religious policies of Netanyahu and Trump in determining the outcome of the conflict
Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer and Middle East Fellow at New America based in Washington, DC. Formerly, she was the coordinator and senior legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team.
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