Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace

Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace

Patterns, Problems, Possibilities
Laura Zittrain Eisenberg and Neil Caplan
Distribution: World
Publication date: 02/22/1998
ISBN: 978-0-253-11305-4
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In an innovative study, two historians of the Arab-Israeli conflict reflect on what their craft can contribute to peacemaking." —Middle East Quarterly

A fine overview of the troubled Arab-Israeli negotiations since Camp David, filled with sound analysis and a wealth of documentary material. Students and diplomats alike will benefit from this thoughtful study." —William B. Quandt, Byrd Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia

This timely book... will be invaluable for students of Middle East international relations and for policy makers who seek a mutually acceptable resolution of this protracted conflict." —Michael Brecher, McGill University

No matter where one stands on the issues, this valuable work commends itself to students, peace makers, and anyone concerned about the Arab-Israeli conflict and its peaceful resolution." —Philip Mattar, Institute for Palestine Studies

... Eisenberg and Caplan offer the reader lessons of the past and sound guidance for the present and the future.... a well-researched and well-written book." —Itamar Rabinovich, Tel-Aviv University

What must change before the Arab-Israeli conflict is resolved diplomatically? By illuminating recurring factors that seem to doom peacemaking, Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace offers a fresh interpretation of how, when, and why the process does and does not work and points to diplomatic strategies that may produce an enduring peace.

Author Bio

Laura Zittrain Eisenberg is Visiting Associate Professor in the History Department at Carnegie Mellon University. She is author of My Enemy’s Enemy: Lebanon in the Early Zionist Imagination, 1900-1948.
Neil Caplan teaches in the Humanities Department at Vanier College in Montreal, Canada. His publications include Palestine Jewry and the Arab Question, 1917-1925, The Lausanne Conference, 1949: A Case Study in Middle East Peacemaking, and Futile Democracy, a multi-volume documentary history of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Reviews

““In an innovative study, two historians of the Arab-Israeli conflict reflect on what their craft can contribute to peacemaking.” —Middle East Quarterly “A fine overview of the troubled Arab-Israeli negotiations since Camp David, filled with sound analysis and a wealth of documentary material. Students and diplomats alike will benefit from this thoughtful study.” —William B. Quandt, Byrd Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia “This timely book . . . will be invaluable for students of Middle East international relations and for policy makers who seek a mutually acceptable resolution of this protracted conflict.” —Michael Brecher, McGill University “No matter where one stands on the issues, this valuable work commends itself to students, peace makers, and anyone concerned about the Arab-Israeli conflict and its peaceful resolution.” —Philip Mattar, Institute for Palestine Studies “ . . . Eisenberg and Caplan offer the reader lessons of the past and sound guidance for the present and the future. . . . a well-researched and well-written book.” —Itamar Rabinovich, Tel-Aviv University What must change before the Arab-Israeli conflict is resolved diplomatically? By illuminating recurring factors that seem to doom peacemaking, Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace offers a fresh interpretation of how, when, and why the process does and does not work and points to diplomatic strategies that may produce an enduring peace.”

“Updated and expanded, this edition of the popular textbook examines the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1978's Camp David Accords. Illuminating factors that seem to doom peacemaking, the authors identify how, when, and why the process works and explain what must change before it can be resolved diplomatically.”

“In separating the Arab-Israeli from the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this second edition clarifies important differences in their nature, dyanmics, and degrees of intractability.”
 — Christina W. Michelmore, Chatham University

“Nothing in my library comes close to Eisenberg and Caplan's unique and balanced treatment of the peace process. Their book is more essential today than when it was first published and contains many lessons that the parties could still benefit from.”
 — Philip Mattar, editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

“One of the best presentations of how the Middle East not only can be but should be approached from a theoretical perspective.”
 — Glenn Palmer, Penn State University

“As with the first edition, the second edition of Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace is extremely well-written. It covers the latest significant details in the negotiations and will be very useful as a resource for researchers and students alike.”
 — Rex Brynen, McGill University

“One of the striking qualities of this book is the authors’ ability to present a wide variety of views by referring to an extensive range of literature. Negotiating Arab–Israeli Peace is thus a highly nuanced account, providing a presentation of the various processes that is not only clear but also deeply analytical. If one were in need of a single book to cover Arab–Israeli diplomacy, this would be a good contender.”
 — Journal of Peace Research

“[This] is a first-rate study that reflects the authors' familiarity with and understanding of Arab-Israeli relations spread over more than a century of conflict and diplomacy, their gift for presenting complex problems in clear prose, and the thoroughness of their research. ”
 — Middle East Book Review

“The book is clearly and objectively written . . . The strength of this book is its clear, systematic, and well-annotated analysis, pointing out which processes and frameworks were helpful and which harmful, coupled with the easy access to valuable primary sources. Fall 2011”
 — Jewish Book World

“The new edition includes a 38-page bibliography and 125 related documents available online and coordinated with the text. . . . Recommended.”
 — Choice

“[A] valuable addition to the literature on Arab-Israeli peace diplomacy. . . Kurtzer and Lasensky have a keen sense of what policymakers need to know about the mistakes of the past, and their recommendations are so sensible many have already been put in place by the Obama administration.Reading List 7/22/09”
 — Foreign Affairs

“A highly useful text for the study of the Arab-Israel conflict.”
 — Jewish Book World / Jewish Book Council

“The book is well written, without the usual political science jargon characteristic of books on similar topics. It is well researched and well documented with clear and useful maps.”
 — Journal of Third World Studies

“In an innovative study, two historians of the Arab-Israeli conflict reflect on what their craft can contribute to peacemaking.”
 — Middle East Quarterly

“For an introductory course, the text does a commendable job of presenting the cases and providing an interpretive framework.”
 — Middle East Journal

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