Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: Patterns, Problems, Possibilities – Second Edition

  • Title: Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: Patterns, Problems, Possibilities
  • Author(s) / Editor(s): Laura Zittrain Eisenberg (Author), Neil Caplan (Author)
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Year: 2010
  • Edition: 2nd
  • ISBN-10: 0253222125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253222121
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 452
  • Size / Format: 7,0 mb / pdf
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Description: Thoroughly updated and expanded, this new edition of Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace examines the history of recurrent efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict and identifies a pattern of negative negotiating behaviors that seem to repeatedly derail efforts to achieve peace. In a lively and accessible style, Laura Zittrain Eisenberg and Neil Caplan examine eight case studies of recent Arab-Israeli diplomatic encounters, from the Egyptian-Israeli peace of 1979 to the beginning of the Obama administration, in light of the historical record. By measuring contemporary diplomatic episodes against the pattern of counterproductive negotiating habits, this book makes possible a coherent comparison of over sixty years of Arab-Israeli negotiations and gives readers a framework with which to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of peace-making attempts, past, present, and future.

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Hamas: A Beginner’s Guide, Second Edition

  • Title: Hamas: A Beginner’s Guide
  • Author(s) / Editor(s): Khaled Hroub (Author)
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Year: 2010
  • Edition: 2nd
  • ISBN-10: 0745329721
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745329727
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 224
  • Size / Format: 0,8 mb / pdf
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Description: This beginner’s guide to Hamas has been fully revised and updated. It now covers all the major events since the January 2006 elections, including the conflict with Fatah and Israel’s brutal offensive in Gaza at the end of 2008. Explaining the reasons for Hamas’s popularity, leading Al-Jazeera journalist and Cambridge academic Khaled Hroub provides the key facts that are so often missing from conventional news reports. It’s a one-stop guide that gives a clear overview of Hamas’s history, key beliefs, and its political agenda. This unique book provides a refreshing perspective that gets to the heart of Hamas.

Hidden Histories: Palestine And The Eastern Mediterranean

  • Title: Hidden Histories: Palestine And The Eastern Mediterranean
  • Author(s) / Editor(s): Basem L. Ra’ad (Author)
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Year: 2010
  • ISBN-10: 074532830X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745328300
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 244
  • Size / Format: 5,3 mb / pdf
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Description: For thousands of years, Palestine and the East Mediterranean have been subject to constant colonial interference which has denied the indigenous population an independent, authentic historical narrative. Basem L. Ra’ad uncovers this history and begins the process of reconnecting it to contemporary peoples. Perceptions of the region have been influenced by the operation of “Western civilization” and by many other inherited cultural-religious preconceptions. The region itself has been disenfranchised and prevented from developing its own comprehensive cultural history. Ra’ad’s findings are an important step towards reconstructing an alternative history, one which dispels many of the myths and traps relating to religions, languages, peoples and sites. This highly original work is an essential text for students of Middle Eastern history, politics and culture.

Partitioning Palestine: Legal Fundamentalism in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

  • Title: Partitioning Palestine: Legal Fundamentalism in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
  • Author(s) / Editor(s): John Strawson (Author)
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Year: 2010
  • ISBN-10: 0745323235
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745323237
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 264
  • Size / Format: 3,0 mb / pdf
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Description: Law lies at the roots of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Jews sought a national home by “Public Law” while Palestinians reject the project as illegal. Britain, the League of Nations and the United Nations all mobilised international law to justify their interventions. After the 1967 war, Israel organised an occupation with excessive legalism that most of the world viewed, in fact, as illegal.

Partitioning Palestine focuses on three key moments in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: the League of Nations Mandate, the United Nations partition plan and the Oslo agreements. None of these documents are neutral but, rather, encode a variety of meanings. The book traces the way in which these legal narratives have both shaped national identity and sharpened the conflict.

In this pioneering text, John Strawson argues that a committed attachment to the belief in legal justice has hampered the search for a settlement. Law, far from offering conflict resolution, has reinforced the trenches from which Palestinians and Israelis confront one another.

Voices from the Camps: A People’s History of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, 2006

  • Title: Voices from the Camps: A People’s History of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, 2006
  • Author(s) / Editor(s): Nabil Marshood (Author)
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Year: 2010
  • ISBN-10: 0761850473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761850472
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 144
  • Size / Format: 1,3 mb / pdf
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Description: As debate continues about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and its root causes simmer, Palestinian refugees have become increasingly invisible. Voices from the Camps is about their humanity. This sociological study explores refugee camps in Jordan, where refugees share their plight and narrative of the Nakbeh (Catastrophe) of 1948. They also share their pain, conflicting identities, and aspirations. This book conveys the humanity of the poor, stateless, and invisible, by examining the impacts of displacement, dispossession, and refugee status upon refugees and their descendents as they struggle for survival both as individuals and as a community. This book does not propose solutions; rather, it highlights the human side of the Palestinian trauma and the urgent need for a just solution.