1st Edition

The UN and the Arab-Israeli Conflict American Hegemony and UN Intervention since 1947

By Danilo Di Mauro Copyright 2012
    352 Pages 84 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    352 Pages 84 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a comprehensive empirical analysis of the United Nations intervention in the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1947. In his structured and exhaustive analysis, the author presents a long term perspective on the UN intervention in the conflict and explains its evolution during the last sixty years. He draws on a wealth of quantitative data to provide a complete picture of resolutions addressed to the Arab-Israeli conflict by the General Assembly and the Security Council, the mediation activity, and the UN peace missions in the area. Through his analysis, Di Mauro addresses such questions as:

    • Why did the United Nations have different involvement and efforts of interventions in the conflict?
    • How did the role of the UN change during the dispute, and why did it change?
    • Is there still a role for the UN in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process?

    Offering a contribution to both to the studies of UN intervention in conflict resolution and, more broadly, to the UN role in the international system, The UN and the Arab-Israeli Conflict will be of great interest to International Relation scholars and students, but also appreciable by historians, political scientists, methodologists and all the social scientists interested in the Palestine question and the United Nations.

    Introduction  1. The UN Activity in the Arab-Israeli Conflict  2. The Arab-Israeli Conflict  3. The Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Draft Resolutions of the General Assembly and Security Council  4. The General Assembly Activity: Analyzing States' Voting Behaviour  5. The Arab-Israeli Conflict in the UN Security Council  6. The UN Mediation in the Arab-Israeli Conflict  7. The United Nations Peace Missions in the Arab-Israeli Conflict.  Conclusions


    Danilo Di Mauro holds a PhD in Political Science from the Italian Institute of Human Science (SUM). He was Post-Doctoral fellow at the University of Siena and Marie Curie Research Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His work covers several research interests from International Relations and Middle East Studies to European and Democracy Studies. Some of his recent work has been published in Acta Politica, Italian Review of Political Science, and in several book chapters.