Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East

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Macmillan Education UK, Nov 28, 2013 - Political Science - 496 pages
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Thoughtful and innovative in its approach, this textbook provides a balanced overview of one of the most protracted and bitter struggles of modern times: the Arab-Israeli conflict. It sets out to relay basic information on the evolution of the conflict and explore the efforts to resolve it, and then goes on to portray the differing perspectives of each of the important parties. Written by a distinguished team of leading scholars, the book outlines key developments in the history of the conflict without imposing propagandistic ideas. It places the events of the conflict within a regional and international context, making it an invaluable insight into the opposing narratives that have fuelled the conflict for so long.

This is essential reading for students, academics and policy-makers wishing to understand the history and politics of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its pivotal role in the Middle East, and will be sure to enlighten those who are new to what is considered to be a highly contentious subject, as well as encourage critical thinking and discussion.

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Abdel Monem Said Aly is Director of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo. He is also Chairman of Al-Masry Al-Youm, a leading Arabic language daily newspaper in Egypt, and Senior Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, USA. Previously, Said Aly was the President of the Al-Ahram Center for Political & Strategic Studies in Cairo and the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Al-Ahram Newspaper and Publishing House. He was a distinguished visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., in 2004 and a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University in 2003.

Shai Feldman is the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and Professor of Politics at Brandeis University, USA. He is also Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, where he serves as co-chair of the Crown-Belfer Middle East Project. In 2001-03, Feldman served as a member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. In 1997-2005, he served as Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University.

Khalil Shikaki is Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah, and Senior Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, USA. A world-renowned expert on Palestinian public opinion and a widely published author, he has taught at several institutions, including Birzeit University, An-Najah National University, the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and the University of South Florida. He also was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, in 2002.

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