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The Struggle for Peace: Israelis and Palestinians
     

The Struggle for Peace: Israelis and Palestinians

by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea (Editor), Mary Evelyn Hocking (Editor)
 
The determination of ordinary people to end regional and global conflicts is a powerful force for peace in today's world. The Struggle for Peace explores how average citizens on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are working for peace. New essays by noted scholars are juxtaposed with profiles of individual Israelis and Palestinians involved in peace

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The determination of ordinary people to end regional and global conflicts is a powerful force for peace in today's world. The Struggle for Peace explores how average citizens on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are working for peace. New essays by noted scholars are juxtaposed with profiles of individual Israelis and Palestinians involved in peace activism. What emerges is a fresh perspective on the prospects for peace in this troubled area.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A companion to a PBS documentary, this hodgepodge of essays and analyses collected by Fernea ( Guests of the Sheik ) and Hocking ( Islam ) offers a mere sliver of hope that peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible. The heart of the collection is a series of too-brief comments by two dozen activists on both sides who have been working for peace despite their doubts about the efficacy of these efforts and the censure and punishment to which they have been subjected. These personal statements are complemented by numerous academic analyses, including historical overviews of the conflict by an Israeli and a Palestinian, which are unfortunately unequal in scope and effectiveness; a dry consideration of the two sides finding common interests through mediation; and an irrelevant look at the role of U.N. peacekeeping forces around the world. The boldest piece is Yehoshafat Harkabi's call to both sides to come to their senses, harshly taking to task both Israeli moderates and the U.S. government for failing to put their views across forcefully to the Likud government. Illustrations not seen by PW. (July)
Library Journal
This companion volume to a documentary film that first aired on PBS in March 1992 and that will run again this fall shows how a contemporary approach to dispute resolution is applied to the Arab-Israeli conflict. The editors give objective background information by providing differing perspectives on the issues along with a revisionist historical essay. Articles by scholars show how new theories on ``conflict resolution'' have been applied to this situation in innovative ways. Anthropological aspects of culture are brought into play as they affect negotiations, and current world-wide peace-keeping practices are also presented. A real contribution is made with a section on the use of film to transmit the message of peace making and an essay profiling the personalities most heavily involved in peace activism. This impressive effort deserves wide recognition and use by students and professionals involved in any peace process.-- Sanford R. Silverburg, Catawba Coll., Salisbury, N.C.
Booknews
Explores how average citizens on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are working for peace. Essays by noted scholars are juxtaposed with profiles of individual Israelis and Palestinians involved in peace activism. Designed as a tool for the study of conflict resolution, and coordinated with the PBS documentary first aired last spring. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292765412
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
07/01/1992
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.10(d)

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