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By: Alan Dowty

(Polity, 2018 | PB | 978-1-5095-2734-2 £17.99 | $24.95 | €23.90 eBook available, 304 pages)

The Israel/Palestine Reader

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

Introduction to any complex international conflict is enriched when the voices of the adversaries are heard. The Israel/Palestine Reader is an innovative collection focused on the human dimension of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian confrontation. From Mark Twain to Theodor Herzl, Gamal Abdul Nasser, Golda Meir, Anwar Sadat, Ezer Weizman, Ehud Barak, Marwan Barghouti, Mahmoud Abbas, Benjamin Netanyahu, John Kerry, and others, the first-hand narratives in this Reader bring the conflict to life as seen by those closest to it. Each of its chapters is framed by an introduction which sets the pieces in context. By juxtaposing contrasting viewpoints, both between and within the opposed parties, the drama of the conflict is underlined while final judgment is left to the reader. This lively volume will add color and texture to any study of Arab-Israeli issues or of the Middle East generally.

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