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Track Two Diplomacy and Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Old City Initiative, 1st Edition

Edited by Tom Najem, Michael James Molloy, Michael Dougall Bell, John Bell


302 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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‘Track Two Diplomacy and Jerusalem’is the first in a series of three books which collectively present the work of the Jerusalem Old City Initiative, or JOCI, a major Canadian-led Track Two diplomatic effort, undertaken between 2003 and 2014. JOCI’s raison d’être was to find sustainable governance solutions for the Old City of Jerusalem, arguably the most sensitive and intractable of the final status issues dividing Palestinians and Israelis.

‘Track Two Diplomacy and Jerusalem’ includes a series of studies that place JOCI within its historical setting and explain the theoretical context of Track Two diplomacy. The book then proceeds to present the Initiative's culminating documents, which outline in detail its proposed Special Regime governance model. Until now, the proposals have remained unpublished and available only to a limited audience of key stakeholders.

Presenting the information in an accessible format, this book will contribute positively to the wider conversation on Jerusalem, especially with respect to the longstanding conflict over control and governance of this holy city. It will therefore be of value to several audiences, from the policy-making community to the various traditions found in academia.

Table of Contents

Introduction – Tom Najem Part I: The Theoretical and Historical Background to the Jerusalem Old City Initiative (JOCI) 1. Track Two Diplomacy: A Theoretical Approach,

Peter Jones 2. The Jerusalem Old City Initiative: An Analytical History of the Product, David Cameron 3. The Jerusalem Old City Initiative: The Transfer Process, Tom Najem and Giovanna Roma 4. Negotiating Jerusalem: A Historical Account of the Impact of Track Two on Track One,Menachem Klein 5. Negotiating Jerusalem: Detailed Summary of Ideas Raised in Track Two,Menachem Klein Part II: JOCI Proposals to Resolve the Conflict over Jerusalem – The Special Regime Model 6. The Discussion Document - Michael Bell, John Bell, Michael Molloy, and Marketa Evans 7. The Mandate, David Cameron, Arthur Hughes, Michael Bell, Michael Molloy, John Bell8. The Governance Document,Michael Molloy, Michael Bell, John Bell, David Cameron, Arthur Hughes, Jodi White9. The Security Document,John de Chastelain, Roy Berlinquette and Arthur Hughes Epilogue Appendix: Chronology of the Jerusalem Old City Initiative

About the Editors

Tom Najem is Project Manager of The Jerusalem Old City Initiative and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Windsor, Canada

Michael Molloy is Co-Director of the Jerusalem Old City Initiative and Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Canada

Michael Bell is Co-Director of the Jerusalem Old City Initiative, Adjunct Professor at the University of Windsor and Senior Fellow at the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, Canada.

John Bell is Co-Director of the Jerusalem Old City Initiative and Director of the Middle East and Mediterranean Programme at the Toledo International Center for Peace, Spain

About the Series

UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

The UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series on Middle East security and cooperation features new and original scholarship on many of the most critical issues facing the region. Each book presents a variety of perspectives on a specific topic, such as democracy in the Middle East, dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian relations, Gulf security, and the gender factor in the Middle East. Aside from covering the key issues facing the region, the series also features a number of sub-themes under a single heading, covering security, social, political, and economic factors affecting the Middle East. Most books feature a multinational collection of authors who, for political reasons, do not always publish in the same volume or collection, so no matter what the issue, specialists from within and beyond the region offer a broad range of different viewpoints.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies