By Elie Podeh
Drawing on a newly constructed theoretical definition of “missed opportunity,” Chances for Peace makes use of broad resources in English, Hebrew, and Arabic to systematically degree the potentiality degrees of chance throughout a few 90 years of tried negotiations within the Arab-Israeli clash. With enlightening revelations that defy traditional knowledge, this examine presents a balanced account of the main major makes an attempt to forge peace, initiated by way of the world’s superpowers, the Arabs (including the Palestinians), and Israel. From Arab-Zionist negotiations on the finish of worldwide struggle I to the following partition, the aftermath of the 1967 conflict and the Sadat Initiative, and various agreements through the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, concluding with the Annapolis convention in 2007 and the Abu Mazen-Olmert talks in 2008, pioneering pupil Elie Podeh makes use of empirical standards and various secondary assets to evaluate the protagonists’ roles at greater than dozen key junctures.
A source that brings jointly historiography, political technology, and the perform of peace negotiation, Podeh’s insightful exploration additionally showcases possibilities that have been not ignored. 3 agreements particularly (Israeli-Egyptian, 1979; Israeli-Lebanese, 1983; and Israeli-Jordanian, 1994) light up very important variables for forging new paths to profitable negotiation. via using his framework to a large diversity of strength agents and time classes, Podeh additionally sheds mild on a variety of incidents that contradict authentic narratives. This new angle is poised to reshape the area of clash answer.
By Gary Leiser
By Daniel Gordis
Winner of the Jewish e-book of the 12 months Award
The first entire but available background of the nation of Israel from its inception to give day, from Daniel Gordis, "one of the main revered Israel analysts" (The Forward) dwelling and writing in Jerusalem.
Israel is a tiny nation, and but it has captured the world’s recognition, aroused its mind's eye, and in recent times, been the thing of its opprobrium. Why does any such small state converse to such a lot of international issues? extra pressingly: Why does Israel make the selections it does? And what lies in its future?
We can't resolution those questions till we comprehend Israel’s humans and the questions and conflicts, the hopes and needs, that experience lively their conversations and activities. although Israel’s historical past is rife with clash, those conflicts don't totally converse the spirit of Israel and its humans: they offer brief shrift to the dream that gave beginning to the nation, and to the imaginative and prescient for the Jewish people who was once at its center. Guiding us in the course of the milestones of Israeli heritage, Gordis relays the drama of the Jewish people’s tale and the construction of the kingdom. Clear-eyed and erudite, he illustrates how Israel grew to become a cultural, fiscal and armed forces powerhouse—but additionally explains the place Israel made grave errors and lines the lengthy historical past of Israel’s deepening isolation.
With Israel, public highbrow Daniel Gordis deals us a quick yet thorough account of the cultural, financial, and political background of this advanced country, from its beginnings to the current. available, levelheaded, and rigorous, Israel sheds mild at the Israel’s earlier with the intention to comprehend its destiny. the result's a vibrant portrait of a humans, and a state, reborn.
By Louis Caillaud
1182 avant J.-C. : Ramsès III monte sur le trône d'Egypte. C'est au cours de son règne qu'il fait édifier le temple de Medineh-Abou, sur le lieu appelé « los angeles butte de Djémé » où, selon los angeles légende, le dieu Amon-Rê apparut au premiere matin du monde. Ouserkâ, un scribe royal, se voit confier l. a. cost de transcrire les textes sacrés dans l. a. « demeure d'éternité » de Ramsès III. Mais son cœur est troublé, vehicle il se despatched attiré par los angeles faith du dieu detailed Aton, désormais interdite. Sa rencontre avec los angeles belle Raïa, disciple d'Aton, accusée d'hérésie, va bouleverser sa vie. Pour sauver los angeles jeune femme, il devra affronter les intrigues de los angeles cour. l. a. tâche sera d'autant plus difficile qu'au même second, l. a. reine Thyi et son fils Pantaour fomentent une conspiration pour assassiner le pharaon. Ce roman nous plonge dans les fastes de l'Egypte ancienne, du jubilé de Ramsès III aux fêtes d'Opet. Il nous initie à sa spiritualité, à travers les cérémonies funéraires célébrant le passage dans l'au-delà et l'immortalité de l'âme. Nous y découvrons un monde behavioré par les dieux, où l'invisible se manifeste aux hommes, dans los angeles beauté des paysages empreints d'éternité.
By Christopher D. O'Sullivan
By Yael Raviv
When humans speak about nutrition in Israel, their debates ask politically charged questions: Who has definitely the right to falafel? Whose hummus is healthier? yet Yael Raviv’s Falafel Nation strikes past the easily territorial to disclose the function foodstuff performs within the Jewish kingdom. She ponders the ability struggles, ethical dilemmas, and spiritual and ideological affiliations of the various ethnic teams that make up the “Jewish kingdom” and the way they relate to the gastronomy of the zone. How can we interpret the new upsurge within the Israeli culinary scene—the transition from ideological asceticism to the present deluge of excellent eating places, gourmand shops, and similar guides and media?
Focusing at the interval among the 1905 immigration wave and the Six-Day struggle in 1967, Raviv explores foodways from the sector, manufacturing facility, marketplace, and kitchen to the desk. She contains the position of girls, ethnic teams, and various generations into the tale of Zionism and provides new assertions from a secular-foodie viewpoint at the dating among Jewish faith and Jewish nationalism. A learn of the adjustments in nutrition practices and in attitudes towards nutrients and cooking, Falafel Nation explains how the switch within the dating among Israelis and their meals mirrors the hunt for a definition of recent Jewish nationalism.
By Daniel J. Gilman
Cairo Pop is the 1st ebook to envision the dominant well known track of Egypt, shababiyya. Scorned or missed via students and older Egyptians alike, shababiyya performs ceaselessly in Cairo, even whereas Egyptian adolescence joined in mass protests opposed to their executive, which finally helped oust longtime Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011. residing in Cairo on the time of the revolution, Daniel Gilman observed, and extra importantly heard, the impression that renowned song could have on tradition and politics. the following he contributes a richly ethnographic research of the connection among mass-mediated renowned track, modernity, and nationalism within the Arab world.
Before Cairo Pop, so much scholarship at the well known tune of Egypt enthusiastic about musiqa al-ṭarab. Immensely renowned within the Fifties and ’60s or even into the ’70s, musiqa al-ṭarab adheres to Arabic musical idea, with non-Western scales in response to tunings of the strings of the ‘ud—the lute that includes prominently, approximately ubiquitously, in Arabic song. even though, this present day one in 5 Egyptians is among the a long time of 15 and 24; part the inhabitants is less than the age of 25. And shababiyya is their track of selection. via conversing informally with dozens of daily kids in Cairo, Gilman involves comprehend shababiyya as greater than only a musical style: occasionally it truly is for dancing or seduction, different instances it propels social activism, at others it truly is easily sonic junk food.
In addition to offering a transparent Egyptian musical historical past in addition to a succinct glossy political background of the kingdom, Cairo Pop elevates the aural and visible aesthetic of shababiyya—and its position within the lives of a nation’s youth.
By Edward J Erickson
By Joan L. Piper