Israeli Politics and the First Palestinian Intifada: Political Opportunities, Framing Processes and Contentious Politics

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 9, 2007 - Political Science - 256 pages

As the Palestinian/Israeli conflict continues to be of major importance in the Middle East, this book employs a new agency approach to understanding the conflict, examining the unprecedented challenge mounted by Palestinian insurgents to Israeli military rule in the West Bank and Gaza between 1987 and 1992. In particular the book discusses how the Palestinians learned about their occupier and how knowledge of Israeli political divisions were used, as well as exploring the various ways in which oppression led to shared grievances and discontent, and the development of organizations to maintain the Intifada.

It has received an award by the Israeli Political Science Association for the best book on Israeli politics in English.

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About the author (2007)

Eitan Y. Alimi teaches on contentious politics, social movements and terrorism at the Political Science Department, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his Ph.D. from the Sociology Department at Boston College in 2004. He has researched and published articles on national insurgencies, the role of cognition in contentious politics, and the role of the news media during peace-building in Terrorism and Political Violence, Mobilization, Conflict and Communication, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

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