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Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer


PHYLLIS BENNIS

If you wonder "Why is there violence in the Middle East?" or "Why is the current level of violence so intense?"—this primer is for you.

Using easy-to-understand and straight-forward language, Phyllis Bennis, at the Institute of Policy Studies and a long time analyst of the Middle East and U.S. policy in the region, answers these and many other frequently-asked-questions on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This new updated edition includes an analysis of the "road map" to peace.


PART ONE: The Crisis
PART TWO: The Other Players
PART THREE: Recent History: The Beginning of the Crisis
PART FOUR: Looking Backwards (1990-1991)
PART FIVE: The Future
PART SIX: Additional Resources

This electronic version of the primer was made available to the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation with permission from the Trans-Arab Research Institute (TARI).

TARI provides scholarly studies oriented towards understanding the present social, cultural, economic and political issues confronting Middle Eastern societies. TARI provides a venue for interactive meetings between Middle Eastern and international participants and provides focused research and public venues to analyze, discuss and present alternative perspectives. TARI organizes conferences, seminars and workshops to exchange ideas and present scholarly papers, as well as produce publications to share research and seminar results with the general public and specialists on the area.


Send inquiries and orders for the hard copies of the primer by email to tariprimer@yahoo.com. Bulk orders available.

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington and of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She directs the New Internationalism Project, which focuses on U.S. policy in the Middle East, U.S.-UN relations, and U.S. unilateralism and interventions. Her books include Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis, Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN, and Beyond the Storm: A Gulf Crisis Reader. She is co-chair of the steering committee of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and works closely with the United for Peace and Justice coalition in the U.S. and with numerous anti-war organizations in the global peace movement.

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Second Edition (c) 2003 Trans-Arab Research Institute, Inc.

All maps courtesy of PASSIA. Front cover photo of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem courtesy of Ali Hadjarian. Publication design by Geoff Hartman at inSite graphics.


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