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Israeli Institutions at the Crossroads

Israeli Institutions at the Crossroads

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Raphael Cohen-Almagor
August 19, 2019

This is a fascinating collection of essays about Israeli society and its institutions. It is written by practitioners who have experience and understanding, who are equipped with the insight and knowledge, and who bore responsibility while serving the public in the various institutions. Among the...

Muslim/Arab Mediation and Conflict Resolution: Understanding Sulha

Muslim/Arab Mediation and Conflict Resolution: Understanding Sulha

1st Edition

Doron Pely
September 27, 2018

Inter- and intra-clan conflicts in Northern Israel pit hundreds against each other in revenge cycles that take years to resolve and impact the entire community. The Sulha is a Shari’a-based traditional conflict resolution process that works independently of formal legal systems and is widely...

Israeli Democracy at the Crossroads

Israeli Democracy at the Crossroads

1st Edition

Raphael Cohen-Almagor
August 23, 2018

In recent years, the discussion about Israel was dominated by post-Zionist, post-Israeli opinions. Important voices that represent large sectors of Israeli society were not heard. To somewhat change this situation, some of the best scholars in their respective fields participate in this...

Social Mobilization in the Arab/Israeli War of 1948: On the Israeli Home Front

Social Mobilization in the Arab/Israeli War of 1948: On the Israeli Home Front

1st Edition

Moshe Naor
December 08, 2017

In many ways, the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 is typical of the total military conflicts that characterized the first half of the twentieth century. However, in addition to the military course of the war, and its formative and revolutionary ramifications, this war was also notable for the social...

Hamas and Ideology: Sheikh Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī on the Jews, Zionism and Israel

Hamas and Ideology: Sheikh Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī on the Jews, Zionism and Israel

1st Edition

Shaul Bartal, Nesya Rubinstein-Shemer
December 04, 2017

Sheikh Yusūf al- Qaraḍāwī is regarded as the most influential contemporary Muslim religious figure. His best-selling book, Al-Ḥalal wal-Ḥaram fi al-Islam ("The Forbidden and the Permitted in Islam") is perhaps one of the most widely read Islamic works, after the Qur’ān. The subject of jihad in...

The Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1956–1975: From Violent Conflict to a Peace Process

The Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1956–1975: From Violent Conflict to a Peace Process

1st Edition

Moshe Gat
November 20, 2017

The Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1956–1975 contains a collection of articles that examine select issues between the end of the Suez Campaign in November 1956 and the Sinai II, or Interim Agreement, signed by Israel and Egypt in September 1975. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the struggle...

The Jewish Origins of Israeli Foreign Policy: A Study in Tradition and Survival

The Jewish Origins of Israeli Foreign Policy: A Study in Tradition and Survival

1st Edition

Shmuel Sandler
September 15, 2017

The conventional understanding of Israeli foreign policy has been that it is a relatively new phenomenon, with some claiming that the ‘Jewish People’ is an invention by mid-19th century Jewish historians, or simply an ‘imagined community’. This book disputes these claims by demonstrating that the...

Israel, the Arabs and Iran: International Relations and Status Quo, 2011-2016

Israel, the Arabs and Iran: International Relations and Status Quo, 2011-2016

1st Edition

Ehud Eilam
August 15, 2017

Israel borders four states – Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, and two entities – the Palestinian authority in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza stip. In recent years, despite incidents on the border with Syria and Egypt, the basic strategic status quo with these countries has not changed, and...

Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in Turkey: From Ottoman Rule to AKP

Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in Turkey: From Ottoman Rule to AKP

1st Edition

Efrat Aviv
February 14, 2017

The Jewish community in Turkey today is very diverse with extremely different views as to whether Jews are reluctant or enthusiastic about living in Turkey. Many see themselves primarily as Turks and only then as Jews, while some believe quite the opposite. Some deny there are any expressions of...

Israeli-Egyptian Relations, 1980-2000

Israeli-Egyptian Relations, 1980-2000

1st Edition

Ephraim Dowek
August 26, 2016

A memoir by former diplomat Ephraim Dowek which provides a comprehensive study of the relations between Egypt and Israel from peace until the present day. This is an informative account of the author's time in Egypt as a high-level Israeli diplomat (he was eventually appointed Ambassador) and as a...

Israeli Diplomacy and the Quest for Peace

Israeli Diplomacy and the Quest for Peace

1st Edition

Mordechai Gazit
June 22, 2016

This account of key issues in Israel's foreign policy offers a new insight into Israeli thinking. It also covers issues where the focus is on American, British, Egyptian and Jordanian diplomacy. The author's research is based on an abundance of documentary evidence, and the analysis benefits from...

Between Capital and Land: The Jewish National Fund's Finances and Land-Purchase Priorities in Palestine, 1939-1945

Between Capital and Land: The Jewish National Fund's Finances and Land-Purchase Priorities in Palestine, 1939-1945

1st Edition

Eric Engel Tuten
April 24, 2016

Tuten shows how the Jewish National Fund (JNF) proved to be flexible in its fundraising to obtain its land-purchase objectives during the Second World War. He provides a detailed examination of the Jewish National Fund's internal development and analyses the relationship between JNF's...

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