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Routledge Companion to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Edited By

Asaf Siniver

ISBN 9780367135942
Published October 27, 2022 by Routledge
606 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.