Israelis and Palestinians: Why Do They Fight? Can They Stop? / Edition 2

Israelis and Palestinians: Why Do They Fight? Can They Stop? / Edition 2

by Bernard Wasserstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300105975

ISBN-13: 9780300105971

Pub. Date: 10/25/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press


In this startling new interpretation of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Bernard Wasserstein focuses on largely neglected forces—demographic, economic, and social—that have shaped the politics of the region but have also made the two societies so interdependent that they must make peace in order to survive.

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In this startling new interpretation of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Bernard Wasserstein focuses on largely neglected forces—demographic, economic, and social—that have shaped the politics of the region but have also made the two societies so interdependent that they must make peace in order to survive.

"Readers who care about the [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict should not overlook Bernard Wasserstein’s lucid attempt to look at it from some unusual angles. . . . A helpful and original introduction to the conflict."—Warren Bass, Washington Post Book World

"Reasoned and balanced, [this book] makes a compelling case that demographic, socio-economic, environmental, and territorial imperatives must eventually bring Israelis and Palestinians to a peaceful resolution."—Eric Silver, Jewish Chronicle
"In this short and elegant essay, [Wasserstein] slips in a good deal of history. . . . The rationality of the arguments is impressive."—David Pryce-Jones, Sunday Times (London)

"Wasserstein’s readable text is a solid primer on Israelis and Palestinians for experts and neophytes, characterized by a hardheaded realism that is fair to both sides."—Foreign Affairs

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300105971
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/25/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresix
List of Mapsx
Introduction1
1People5
2Society31
3Environment73
4Territory99
5Dynamics of Political Change139
Acknowledgements177
Chronology179
Notes193
Select Bibliography209
Index217

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