What has become of Israel's peace movement? In the early 1980s, it was a major political force, bringing hundreds of thousands onto the streets; but since then, its importance has declined amid spiraling violence. Now, and especially since the second Intifada of 2000-5, the 'doves' of the Israel/Palestine conflict struggle to be heard over its 'hawks', and the days of mass mobilization are over.
Doves Among Hawks charts the successes and failures of a beleaguered peace movement, from its formation after the Six-Day War to the current security-obsessed climate, where Israel's 'doves' seem to be fighting a lost and outdated battle. Samy Cohen's history of a peace process that once took on the Israeli settler movements exposes how that cause has been derailed and demoralized by suicide attacks.
But the peace movement isn't deadit has simply transformed. From human rights monitors to lobbies of the bereaved, Cohen reveals a multitude of smaller, grassroots organizations that have emerged with unexpected energy. These lawyers, doctors, army reservists, former diplomats and senior security personnel are the unsung heroes of his story.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Samy Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at CERI Sciences Po, Paris, specializing in foreign policy and defense studies. He is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, notably on French defense and foreign policymaking, the relationship between states and non-state actors, democracies' war on terrorism and Israel's war against terrorists.
Table of Contents
Chapter One. The birth of the dovish left
Chapter Two. 1983: a pivotal year
Chapter Three. Rabin: peace without the peace camp
Chapter Four. The peace camp without Rabin
Chapter Five. The eclipse
Chapter Six. Artisans of hope
Chapter Seven. From the dream of peace to the grip of fear