The volume is divided into six parts, representing a series of dialogical encounters, either directly – by presenting two or more perspectives on the same question – or indirectly – by presenting alternative readings of entrenched positions. Part 1 examines the historical dimensions of the conflict. Parts 2 and 3 examine Zionism and the two-state solution respectively, while Part 4 explores alternatives to the two-state solution, drawing the dominant paradigm of the peace process into conversation with fresher approaches. Part 5 examines the role of the international community in critical gaze, while Part 6 explains the rise of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, presenting authoritative insider perspectives that explore past events as well as the current nexus of the conflict.
While no clear solution to the conflict is in sight, this volume does show that its parameters are slowly shifting, thereby opening up an important space that enables Israelis and Palestinians – with the support of the international community – to initiate the process of re-imagining the horizons of their collective existence in a manner that affirms our common humanity.
Edited by Aslam Farouk-Alli
Musa Abu-Marzuq, Mustafa Abu-Sway, Heribert Adam, Abdallah Al-Ashaal, Diana Buttu, Naomi Chazan, Abdelwahab M. Elmessiri, Aslam Farouk-Alli, As’ad Ghanem, Shamil Jeppie, George Joffé, Ronnie Kasrils, Rashid Khalidi, Benny Morris, Aziz Pahad, Gideon Shimoni, Azzam Tamimi, Mark Tessler, Virginia Tilley.
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