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Acknowledgements

This report was commissioned by the Economic and Social Commission for
Western Asia (ESCWA) from authors Mr. Richard Falk and Ms. Virginia Tilley.
Richard Falk (LLB, Yale University; SJD, Harvard University) is currently Research
Fellow, Orfalea Center of Global and International Studies, University of California at
Santa Barbara, and Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice
Emeritus at Princeton University. From 2008 through 2014, he served as United
Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian
territories occupied since 1967. He is author or editor of some 60 books and hundreds
of articles on international human rights law, Middle East politics, environmental
justice, and other fields concerning human rights and international relations.
Virginia Tilley (MA and PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and MA in
Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University) is Professor of Political
Science at Southern Illinois University. From 2006 to 2011, she served as Chief
Research Specialist in the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa
and from 2007 to 2010 led the Council’s Middle East Project, which undertook
a two-year study of apartheid in the occupied Palestinian territories. In addition to
many articles on the politics and ideologies of the conflict in Israel-Palestine, she is
author of The One-State Solution (University of Michigan Press and Manchester
University Press, 2005) and editor of Beyond Occupation: Apartheid, Colonialism
and International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Pluto Press, 2012).
This report benefited from the general guidance of Mr. Tarik Alami, Director of the
Emerging and Conflict-Related Issues (ECRI) Division at ESCWA. Mr. Rabi’ Bashour
(ECRI) coordinated the report, contributed to defining its scope and provided
editorial comments, planning and data. Ms. Leila Choueiri provided substantive
and editorial inputs. Ms. Rita Jarous (ECRI), Mr. Sami Salloum and Mr. Rafat
Soboh (ECRI), provided editorial comments and information, as well as technical
assistance. Mr. Damien Simonis (ESCWA, Conference Services Section) edited
the report.