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Iran and Palestine

Past, Present, Future, 1st Edition

By Seyed Ali Alavi


184 pages

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Examining the nature of relations between Iran and Palestine, this book investigates the relationship between state and authorities in the Middle East.

Analysing the connections of the Iranian revolutionary movements, both the Left and the Islamic camps’ perspectives are scrutinized. To provide a historical background to the post-revolutionary period, the genealogy of pro-Palestinian sentiments before 1979 are traced additionally.

Demonstrating the pro-Palestinian stance of post-revolutionary Iran, the study focuses on the causes of roots of the ideological outlook and the interest of the state. Despite a growing body of literature on the Iranian Revolution and its impacts on the region, Iran’s connection with Palestine have been overlooked. This new volume fills the gap in the literature and enables readers to unpack the history of the two states.

This unique and comprehensive coverage of Iran and Palestine’s relationship is a key resource for scholars and students interested in international relations, politics, Islamic and Middle East studies.

Table of Contents

1. Iran’s Pre-Revolutionary Opposition and the Palestine Cause

2. Iran's relations with Palestine during the first decade of the Islamic revolution

3. Iran's Relations with Palestinian Islamic Jihad

4. Relations between Iran and Hamas (1987-2011) – Strategic Partnership, Shared Values, and Ideological Differences

5. Iran and Palestinian Islamic Movements in the post-Arab Spring Era

6. Conclusion: The Trajectory of Iran's pro-Palestinian Stance

About the Author

Seyed Ali Alavi is a Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London. He holds a PhD in International Studies. He completed his master's degree in Middle East Politics and his undergraduate studies in International Politics of Europe and America in London.

About the Series

Iranian Studies

Since 1967 the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS) has been a leading learned society for the advancement of new approaches in the study of Iranian society, history, culture, and literature. The new ISIS Iranian Studies series published by Routledge will provide a venue for the publication of original and innovative scholarly works in all areas of Iranian and Persianate Studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies