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Israel Under Netanyahu

Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert O Freedman

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310 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Examining Benjamin Netanyahu’s more than a decade-long period as Israel’s Prime Minister, this important book evaluates the domestic politics and foreign policy of Israel from 2009-2019. This comprehensive study assesses Israel’s main political parties, highlights the special position in Israel of Israel’s Arab, Russian and religious communities, appraises Netanyahu’s stewardship of Israel’s economy, and analyzes Israel’s foreign relations.

The scholars contributing to the volume are leading experts from both Israel and the United States and represent a broad spectrum of viewpoints on Israeli politics and foreign policy. The case studies cover the Likud party, the non-religious opposition parties such as Labor, Meretz, and Yesh Atid, the Arab parties, the religious parties and the Russian-based Yisrael B’Aliyah party, and present analyses of the ups and downs of Israel’s relations with the United States, the American Jewish Community, Iran, Europe, the Palestinians, the Arab World, Russia, China, India, and Turkey as well as Israel’s challenges in dealing with terrorism. Another highlight of the book is an assessment of Netanyahu’s leadership of the Likud party, which seeks to answer the question as to whether Netanyahu is a pragmatist interested in a peace deal with the Palestinians or an ideologue who wants Israel to hold on to the West Bank as well as all of Jerusalem.

This volume will be of interest to readers who wish to understand the dynamics of Israel during Benjamin Netanyahu’s time as Prime Minister and are interested in the history and politics of Israel and the Middle East.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Dr. Robert O. Freedman

I. ISRAELI DOMESTIC POLITICS

1. Israel’s Likud Party

Dr. Ilan Peleg

2. The Zionist Union, Yesh Atid and Meretz Opposition

Dr. Yael Aronoff

3. The Israel is our Home Party

Dr. Ze’ev Khanin

4. Israel’s Religious Parties

Dr. Shmuel Sandler and Dr. Aaron Kampinsky

5. Netanyahu’s Policy Toward Israel’s Arab Sector

Dr. Elie Rekhess

6. The Israeli Economy Under Netanyahu

Dr. Roby Nathanson and Yanai Weiss

II. ISRAELI FOREIGN POLICY

7. Israel and the United States

Dr. Robert O. Freedman

8. Israel and the American Jewish Community

Dr. Steven Bayme

9. Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab World

Dr. Glen Robinson

10. Israel and Iran

Dr. Steven David

11. The Rise and Fall of the Turkish-Israeli Alliance

Dr. Mark Haas

12. Israel’s Pivot from Europe to Asia

Dr. Efraim Inbar

13. Israel and Russia

Ambassador Zvi Magen

14. Israel and Counterterrorism

Dr. Joshua Sinai

Epilogue

Dr. Robert O. Freedman

About The Authors

ANNEX ONE: ISRAELI ELECTION RESULTS, 2009

ANNEX TWO: ISRAELI ELECTION RESULTS, 2013

ANNEX THREE: ISRAELI ELECTION RESULTS,2015

ANNEX FOUR: ISRAELI ELECTION RESULTS, April 2019

ANNEX FIVE: ISRAELI ELECTION RESULTS, September 2019

About the Editor

Robert O. Freedman is Visiting Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches courses on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and on Russian Foreign Policy. The author or editor of 23 books, including Israel and the United States: Six Decades Of Relations (2012), Russia, Iran and the Nuclear Question: The Putin Record (2006). Dr. Freedman is also past president of the Association for Israel Studies. Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Freedman served as President of Baltimore Hebrew University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL059000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies