From Lebanon to the Intifada

The Jewish Lobby and Canadian Middle East Policy

Author: Ronnie Miller

Publisher: University Press of America


Category: Political Science

Page: 119

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This text seeks to examine the relationship over time between Canada and Israel, and by doing so, to highlight the relationship of Canada's Jewish community with Israel, and Canada's Jewish community with the Canadian government. The author explores in detail the activities of the Jewish Foreign Policy Lobby in Canada and its impact on the formulation of Canadian Middle East policy. Includes a detailed examination of Canadian policymakers' positions in key situations, such as Prime Minister Trudeau's speeches, Foreign Minister MacGuigan's speeches, and the like, which provide a concrete and specific focus that has not been offered in earlier studies. Contents: Canadian Foreign Policy and the Canada-Israel Committee; Canadian Middle East Policy; Was Trudeau's Middle East Policy Even-Handed?; Public Opinion and Canadian Middle East Policy; The Jewish Lobby and Canadian Middle East Policy; and What About the Intifada?

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Author: Kirsten E. Schulze

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 212

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In this fully revised new edition, Kirsten Schulze brings us to a new understanding of the causes, course and consequences of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Schulze analyses the dynamics of the violence and explores the numerous attempts at resolving the conflict. She assesses why, in the cases of Israel-Egypt in 1978 and Israel-Jordan in 1994, negotiations succeeded in bringing about a lasting peace and why, in the cases of Israel, and the Palestinians, Syria and Lebanon, they failed to do so. Written in a clear and accessible style, this fully updated second edition: · Traces the origins of the conflict from their first intellectual roots in the 19th century. · Examines the actions and aims of the competing nationalist movements during the period of the British Mandate which led to the creation of the state of Israel. · Outlines and analyses each of the Arab-Israeli conflicts from the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 to the 2006 Lebanon war and the on-going, second Palestinian uprising With a diverse collection of documents and a Chronology, Glossary, Guide to Further Reading, and a Who’s Who summarizing the careers and contributions of the main figures, this book is absolutely vital to understanding the current Israeli-Palestinian violence, the intra-Palestinian rift between Hamas and Fatah, and why the Arab-Israeli conflict has become the centre of Muslim politics, both violent and non-violent, across the world.

Echoes Of The Intifada

Regional Repercussions Of The Palestinian-israeli Conflict

Author: Rex Brynen

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 322

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Important historical turning points often seem to be unpredicted until they are upon us. For most observers (the author included) the Palestinian uprising that erupted in December 1987 was unexpected-not because the depth of Palestinian national aspirations or the growing strength of Palestinian socio-political organization under occupation were un

The Middle East from the Iran-Contra Affair to the Intifada

Author: Robert O. Freedman

Publisher: Syracuse University Press


Category: History

Page: 460

View: 177

Essays about the Mideast discuss the role of external powers, regional political dynamics, and national perspectives on problems of the region

State Expansion and Conflict

In and between Israel/Palestine and Lebanon

Author: Oren Barak

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Political Science


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Lebanon and Israel/Palestine are two political entities that expanded in 1920 and 1967 respectively, and became divided societies characterized by periods of stability and conflict. This book provides the first detailed comparison between the two states and also explores the effects of their expansion on their changing relations. It looks first at how both expanded states attempted to cope with their predicaments, focusing on the relationship between state, community and security, before moving on to analyze the de-stabilizing effects of expansion on Israeli-Lebanese relations. The book draws on previously unpublished official documents, memoirs, media resources and films produced in Lebanon and Israel/Palestine, in addition to existing works on the two states and the Middle East. Bridging the gap between comparative politics and international relations, it will interest students of Lebanon and Israel/Palestine, the Middle East, and conflict and peace.

34 Days

Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon

Author: Amos Harel

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This is the first comprehensive account of the progression of the Second Lebanese War, from the border abduction of an Israeli soldier on the morning of July 12, 2006, through the hasty decision for an aggressive response; the fateful discussions in the Cabinet and the senior Israeli command; to the heavy fighting in south Lebanon and the raging diplomatic battles in Paris, Washington and New York. The book answers the following questions: has Israel learned the right lessons from this failed military confrontation? What can Western countries learn from the IDF's failure against a fundamentalist Islamic terror organization? And what role did Iran and Syria play in this affair? 34 Days delivers the first blow-by-blow account of the Lebanon war and new insights for the future of the region and its effects on the West.

Israeli Politics and the First Palestinian Intifada

Political Opportunities, Framing Processes and Contentious Politics

Author: Eitan Alimi

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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As the Palestinian/Israeli conflict continues to be of major importance in the Middle East, this book employs a new agency approach to understanding the conflict, examining the unprecedented challenge mounted by Palestinian insurgents to Israeli military rule in the West Bank and Gaza between 1987 and 1992. In particular the book discusses how the Palestinians learned about their occupier and how knowledge of Israeli political divisions were used, as well as exploring the various ways in which oppression led to shared grievances and discontent, and the development of organizations to maintain the Intifada. It has received an award by the Israeli Political Science Association for the best book on Israeli politics in English.

A Crazy Occupation

Eyewitness to the intifada

Author: Jamie Tarabay

Publisher: Allen & Unwin


Category: Travel

Page: 239

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When Jamie Tarabay, a young Australian journalist, was posted to Israel to report on the conflict in the Occupied Territories, her family were, understandably, somewhat concerned. Her parents had left Lebanon before war broke out in 1975 and watched as their beloved Beirut, the city they called the Paris of the Middle East, was violated by warring militias and torn apart by civil war. Her father took the family back to Lebanon in 1987 to live for three years, where they struggled with what it meant to be Christians in a Lebanon that was being overtaken by political and religious violence, before returning to Australia. And now their daughter, an Arabic-speaking Australian of Catholic Lebanese descent, was about to be plunged back into the thick of Middle Eastern politics. Wouldn't you be worried? But Jamie was unafraid, or perhaps just stunningly naive. Plunging into the vibrant life, culture and politics of the region, this memoir of her time in the Middle East is a vivid and highly readable snapshot of a life lived at the epicentre of the Arab-Israeli conflict. From the great optimism of the Camp David summit in 2000, the start of the intifada in 2001 and all that came after, Jamie was in the thick of it - Nablus, Ramallah, Hebron, suicide bombers, hard-line Jewish settlers, Palestinians living under curfew, seeing in the new millennium after Christmas in Bethlehem - all the while redefining her sense of what it means to be Australian, her morality, her heritage and her religion. This is an entertaining, unique and highly illuminating memoir.

Memory and Conflict in Lebanon

Remembering and Forgetting the Past

Author: Craig Larkin

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 240

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This book examines the legacy of Lebanon’s civil war and how the population, and the youth in particular, are dealing with their national past. Drawing on extensive qualitative research and social observation, the author explores the efforts of those who wish to remember, so as not to repeat past mistakes, and those who wish to forget. In considering how the Lebanese youth are negotiating this collective memory, Larkin addresses issues of: Lebanese post-war amnesia and the gradual emergence of new memory discourses and public debates Lebanese nationalism and historical memory visual memory and mnemonic landscapes oral memory and post-war narratives war memory as an agent of ethnic conflict and a tool for reconciliation and peace-building. trans-generational trauma or postmemory. Shedding new light on trauma and the persistence of ethnic and religious hostility, this book offers a unique insight into Lebanon’s recurring communal tensions and a fresh perspective on the issue of war memory. As such, this is an essential addition to the existing literature on Lebanon and will be relevant for scholars of sociology, Middle East studies, anthropology, politics and history.