This book, first published in 1985, examines the whole problem of peacemaking in the Arab-Israel conflict. It considers the different countries involved, the changing positions they have adopted over time and the range of opinion within each country. It looks at the role of the superpowers and shows how their vacillations and their viewing of the conflict in simple terms as part of the global superpower rivalry have been unfortunate. It examines how a typical uncommitted medium power – Canada – can contribute to peace in very many ways though it may not achieve a breakthrough.
Table of Contents
Introduction Peacemaking in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Diagnosis and Prognosis Janice Gross Stein Part 1. The View From Inside 1. The Egypt-Israel Relationship: An Anatomy of Wasted Decades Salim Mansur 2. The Future of the West Bank: the Diversity of Israeli Opinion Amnon Cohen 3. Israel’s Parties and the Arab-Israel Conflict Avraham Diskin 4. The Palestinian Perspective on the Future of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip Nafez Nazzal 5. Palestinian Refugees and the Peace Process Howard Adelman Part 2. The View From Outside 6. Peacemaking in the Reagan Administration Bernard Reich and Rosemary Hollis 7. The Soviet Union and a Middle East Peace Settlement Robert O. Freedman 8. Canada and the Process of Peacemaking in the Arab-Israel Conflict David B. Dewitt and John J. Kirton Conclusion The Fundamentals of Peacemaking: a Retrospective Analysis Janice Gross Stein