Israel in the Post Oslo Era
Prospects for Conflict and Reconciliation with the Palestinians
Israel in the Post Oslo Era examines the official Israeli stands and policies towards the Palestinian problem from the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book argues that Israel is gradually withdrawing from the commitment of a two-state solution and from the general framework of the peace process that started in 1993 with the signing of the Oslo accord.
The main factor behind Israel’s shift regarding the conflict and its resolution is related to the steady and gradual rise of the Israeli right since the 2009 general elections, to reach the "dominant block" status. These fundamental changes are the result of profound social transformations, such as the functional significance of marginal groups. The unprecedented growth of the right disputes basic questions, addressed in this book, including the official Israeli approach towards the Palestinian problem in general, particularly the two-state solution.
The book examines these developments and the overall Israeli withdrawal from the peace process and its commitment to a two-sate solution. Israel in the Post Oslo Era is an invaluable resource for students and researchers interested in Arab-Israeli conflict resolutions, Middle East and Israeli Politics.
Table of Contents
1. Re-Framing the Conflict: Israel in the Post-Oslo Era
2. The Israeli Right Comes back to Power (2009-2017)
3. Israeli Approaches for Handling the Conflict with the Palestinians in the Post Oslo Era
4. Israel and Hamas: From Security Treatment to Political Adaptation
5. Israel and the Kerry Mission (2013-14): A Predictable Failure
6. Epilogue: Netanyahu, Trump and the Future if the Peace Process
As'ad Ghanem (PhD) is a leading academic and intellectual among the Palestinians in Israel, currently a lecturer at the School of Political Science, University of Haifa. His theoretical work has explored the legal, institutional and political conditions in ethnic states and conflict studies. He published 14 books and numerous articles about ethnic politics in divided societies, including about ethnic divisions and Arab-Jewish relations in Israel.
Mohanad Mustafa (PhD) is a senior lecturer at the Beit Berl College, and lectures in the MA Middle East Politics program at the School of Political Science, University of Haifa. He specializes in Arab politics in Israel, political Islam, Arab Regimes, Democratization and politics in Palestine and Israel. He has published various articles in referred journals regarding these issues.
Salim Brake is a PhD Candidate at the University of Haifa. Currently, he is a lecturer at the Open University in Israel and Emek Yizrael College. His thesis focuses on the Parliamentarianism and political professionalization and representation. Other research interests are local councils, elections and political representation, and the political participation and behaviour in Israel and the Druzes in the Middle East.