Elie Podeh's Chances for Peace: Missed Opportunities in the Arab-Israeli PDF

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.

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