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By: Alan Dowty

5th Edition

(Polity, 2023 | PB | 978-1-5095-5320-4 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €19.90 eBook available, 208 pages)


30% discount code, DOW30 until September 30th 2023.

In this fully revised and expanded fifth edition of his highly respected introductory text, Alan Dowty demystifies the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His account offers a clear analytic framework for understanding transformations over time, and in doing so, punctures the myths of an “age-old” conflict with an unbridgeable gap between the two sides. Rather than simply reciting historical detail, this book presents a clear overview that serves as a road map through the thicket of conflicting claims. Updated to include recent developments, such as the recent Israeli elections and the debate over the two-state solution, the new edition presents in full the opposed perspectives of the two sides, leaving readers to make their own evaluations of the issues. The book thus expresses fairly and objectively the concerns, hopes, fears, and passions of both sides.

ALAN DOWTY is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.