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Dowty, Alan

Israel / Palestine

Dowty, Alan - Israel / Palestine, ebook

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What explains the peculiar intensity and evident intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Of all the "hot spots" in the world today, the apparently endless clash between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East seems unique in its longevity and resistance to resolution. Is this conflict really different from other ethnic and nationalist confrontations, and if so, in what way?

In this fully revised and expanded fourth edition of his highly respected introductory text, Alan Dowty demystifies the conflict by putting it in broad historical perspective, identifying its roots, and tracing its evolution up to the current impasse. His account offers a clear analytic framework for understanding transformations over time, and in doing so, punctures the myths of an "age-old" conflict with an unbridgeable gap between the two sides. Rather than simply reciting historical detail, this book presents a clear overview that serves as a road map through the thicket of conflicting claims. Updated to include recent developments, such as the clashes in the Gaza Strip and the latest diplomatic initiatives, the new edition presents in full the opposed perspectives of the two sides, leaving readers to make their own evaluations of the issues. The book thus expresses fairly and objectively the concerns, hopes, fears, and passions of both sides, making it clear why this conflict is waged with such vehemence – and how, for all that, the gap between the two sides has narrowed over time.

Keywords: War & Peace Studies, Middle Eastern Politics, War & Peace Studies, Middle Eastern Politics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
4
Series
Hot Spots in Global Politics
Page amount
328 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509520817
Printed ISBN
9781509520770

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