The Discourse of Palestinian-Israeli Relations: Persistent Analytics and Practices

1st Edition

Sean F. McMahon

Routledge
Published December 11, 2013
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780415853637 - CAT# Y151494
Series: Middle East Studies: History, Politics & Law

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Summary

Many observers have portrayed the Oslo Process as a milestone in the peacemaking process between Palestinians and Israelis. In this controversial and groundbreaking new work, McMahon challenges the interpretation of the Oslo Process as a breakthrough or new beginning in Palestinian-Israeli relations. He argues that the Oslo Process affected no discursive or non-discursive change and that the Oslo Process in fact institutionalized the analytics practices involved in Israeli and Palestinian relations. It should, McMahon concludes, be no surprise that the process ended with direct Palestinian-Israeli violence. This book will be crucial reading for scholars of Israeli and Palestinian relations as well as anyone who is interested in understanding what discursive change must occur for peace between Israel and Palestinians to be established and sustained.

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