This Companion explores the Israeli-Palestinian conﬂict from its inception to the present day, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the many facets of the conﬂict, from the historical, political, and diplomatic to the social, economic, and pedagogical aspects. The contributions also engage with notions of objectivity and bias and the difficulties this causes when studying the conﬂict, in order to reﬂect the diversity of views and often contentious discussion surrounding this conﬂict.
The volume is organized around six parts, reﬂecting the core aspects of the conﬂict:
- historical and scholarly context of the competing narratives
- contemporary evolution of the conflict and its key diplomatic junctures
- key issues of the conflict
- its local dimensions
- international environment of the conflict
- the "other images" of the conflict, as reflected in public opinion, popular culture, the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, and academia and pedagogy.
Providing a comprehensive approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conﬂict, this companion is designed for academics, researchers, and students interested in the key issues and contemporary themes of the conﬂict.
Table of Contents
Introduction PART I: Setting the Context 1. Historiography of the Israel-Palestine Conflict 2. How It Began: Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 3. Societal Beliefs, Collective Emotions and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict 4. Palestinian Nationalism 5. Zionism 6. Radical Asymmetry, Conflict Resolution, and Strategic Engagement in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict PART II: Historical Evolution of the Conflict 7. The 1948 War and Its Consequences 8. The Palestinians and Arab-Israeli Diplomacy, 1967-1991 9. The Oslo Peace Process and the Camp David Summit, 1993-2000 10. The End of Oslo and the Second Intifada, 2000-2005 11. The Demise of the Peace Process PART III: The Key Issues of the Conflict 12. Palestinian Refugees 13. Jerusalem 14. The Israeli Settlements: Past, Present, and Future 15. Economic Liberalisation vs. National Liberation 16. The Power of Water in Palestinian-Israeli Relations 17. Security in the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Applying a Territorial Prism 18. The Role of Religion and Interreligious Dialogue in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict PART IV: The Local Dimensions of the Conflict 19. The Palestinian National Movement and the Struggle Within 20. Israeli Domestic Politics and the Challenges of Peacemaking 21. Palestinian Citizens of Israel 22. Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State 23. Civil Society and Citizen-to-Citizen Diplomacy 24. Feminist Activism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict PART V: The International Dimensions of the Conflict 25. The United Nations and International Law 26. The Arab World and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict 27. The European Union and the Conflict 28. American Approaches to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 29. The "Israel Lobby" and Relations between the American Jewish Community and Israel 30. Russia and the Israel-Palestine Conflict PART VI: The Other Images of the Conflict 31. Israeli and Palestinian Public Opinion and the Two-state Solution: Paradigm or Window? 32. Popular Culture in Israel/Palestine 33. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 34. The Conflict on Campus 35. Teaching and Learning about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Israel 36. Studying the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Conclusion 37. Samson’s Fall & Solomon’s Judgment: Feelings & Fairness in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Asaf Siniver is a reader in International Security at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research focuses on the intersection of conflict resolution, diplomacy, international security, and the role of third parties in the settlement of territorial disputes. He has published extensively on the politics, history, and diplomacy of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and the international relations of the Middle East. He is editor of the Journal of Global Security Studies and a Leverhulme Research Fellow. His current research examines the role of international law in territorial disputes.