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1st Edition

Israeli Politics and the Middle East Peace Process, 1988-2002

ISBN 9780415649315
Published September 11, 2014 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

The book is a fresh interpretation of Israeli foreign policy vis-à-vis the peace process, one that deems domestic political factors as the key to explain the shift within Israel from war to peace. The main assumption is that peacemaking that entails territorial compromise is an issue that can only be completely comprehended by understanding the interaction of domestic factors such as inter-party politics, ideology, personality and the politics of coalition. Although the bulk of the book focuses on how internal inputs informed the peace process, the book takes into account the external factors and how they impacted on the internal constellation of political forces in Israel.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. The Road to 1988: Internal Dynamics and the Making of a Peace Process  2. The Intifada: A Turning Point  3. Democratic Reform within the Labour Party: The Motive to Gain Power  4. The Politics of Personality  5. External Dynamics and Domestic Imperatives  6. Internal Dynamics and the Breakdown of the Peace Process

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Hassan Barari is a researcher at the Centre for Strategic Studies CSS at the University of Jordan. His research focuses on Israeli politics and foreign policy and the Arab-Israeli conflict.