Israels Palestinians: The Conflict Within by Ilan PelegIsraels Palestinians: The Conflict Within by Ilan Peleg

Israels Palestinians: The Conflict Within

byIlan Peleg, Dov Waxman

Paperback | May 30, 2011

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Arguing that a comprehensive and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict depends on a resolution of the Jewish-Palestinian conflict within Israel as much as it does on resolving the conflict between Israel and Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, this timely book explores the causes and consequences of the growing conflict between Israel's Jewish majority and its Palestinian-Arab minority. It warns that if Jewish-Arab relations in Israel continue to deteriorate, this will pose a serious threat to the stability of Israel, to the quality of Israeli democracy, and to the potential for peace in the Middle East. The book examines the views and attitudes of both the Palestinian minority and the Jewish majority, as well as the Israeli state's historic approach to its Arab citizens. Drawing upon the experience of other states with national minorities, the authors put forward specific proposals for safeguarding and enhancing the rights of the Palestinian minority while maintaining the country's Jewish identity.
Title:Israels Palestinians: The Conflict WithinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:May 30, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521157021

ISBN - 13:9780521157025


Table of Contents

Introduction: the other Palestinian problem; Part I. The Conflict Within: 1. Palestinians in Israel: separate and unequal; 2. Palestinian politics in a Jewish state; 3. A radicalized minority?; 4. The Jewish majority and the Arab 'other'; Part II. Managing the Conflict: 5. The formation of the Jewish Republic; 6. Alternatives to ethnic hegemony; 7. Neither ethnocracy nor binationalism: seeking the middle ground; 8. Israel's challenge: moving from hegemony to equality; Conclusion: a comprehensive resolution of the Palestinian problem.

Editorial Reviews

"Some Israelis say their country has the choice of being a Jewish state or a state of its citizens. Peleg and Waxman's comprehensive, earnest book shows this is not true, that Israel must be the latter and can be, with intelligent reforms, the former. This is not a challenge for after a peace process succeeds. For what, the book shows, is democracy but a peace process without end?" - Bernard Avishai, author of The Hebrew Republic