Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law


John F. Murphy

First Page



This article will describe and evaluate the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty, and set it in historical and contemporary perspective in order to highlight some of the primary problems facing decision-makers in their deliberations on approaches to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East. The article will then consider alternative courses of action available to the world community in light of principles of the United Nations Charter and of other sources of public international law and justice, political feasibility and the perceived interests of all parties to the conflict. Lastly, it will suggest new approaches to the problem, with a view to ending the present impasse between Egypt and Israel on the one hand and the rest of the Arab states on the other and furthering the cause of peace and human rights in the Middle East.