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ARAB2066
Module Reading List

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Dr Hendrik Kraetzschmar
h.j.kraetzschmar@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

I. Origins of the Conflict

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict – Actors, Issues and Conflicting Historical Narratives

Core Readings:

Isacoff, J. B ‘Writing the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Historical Bias and the Use of History in Political Science.’ Perspectives on politics.. 3/1 (2005). pp. 71- 88.

Nusseibeh, S. ‘A Formula for Narrative Selection: Comments on “Writing the Arab-Israeli Conflict”. Perspectives on politics. , 3/1(2005). pp. 89 – 92.

Oren, N. et. al. ‘Conflict, Identity and Ethos: The Palestinian-Israeli Case’, in The psychology of ethnic and cultural conflict . Edited by Lee, Yueh-Ting et. al. Praeger 2004. pp. 133 – 154. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Pressman, J. ‘Historical Schools and Political Science: An Arab-Israeli History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.’ Perspectives on politics. 3/3 (2005). pp. 577-582.

Further Readings:

Azar, E. E. et. al. ‘Protracted Social Conflict: Theory and Practice in the Middle East .’ Journal of Palestine studies.. , 8/1 (1978). pp. 41-60.

Blomeley, K. ‘The “New Historians” and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.’ Australian journal of political science.. 40/1, (2005). pp. 125 – 139. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Roy, S. ‘Humanism, Scholarship and Politics: Writing on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict.’ Journal of Palestine studies. , 36/2 (2007). pp. 54-65.

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Origin of the Conflict - Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism

Core Readings:

Muslih, M. Y. The Origins of Palestinian Nationalism . C1olumbia University Press 1988, Chapter 3.

Smith, C. D.Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. St. Martin’s Press, New York 2013, Chapter 1.

Further Readings:

Khalidi, R. Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness . Columbia University Press, 2010, Chapter 7.

Lesch, A. M. Origins and development of the Arab-Israeli conflict . Greenwood Press 2006, Chapter 2.

Pappe, I. (ed.) The Israel/Palestine question : a reader . Routledge 2007 (2nd ed.), Chapters 5 & 6. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Tessler, M. A history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ., Indiana University Press 1994, Chapter 1 & 2.

Weissbrod, L. ‘From Labour Zionism to New Zionism: Ideological Change in Israel .’ Theory and society.. , 10/6 (1981). pp. 777-803.

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World War I, Great Power Politics & the British Mandate in Palestine (1922 – 1947)

Core Readings:

Smith, C. D.Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. St. Martin’s Press, New York 2013, Chapter 2 & 3.

Further Readings:

Ben-Dror, E. ‘The Arab Struggle against Partition: The International Arena of Summer 1947.’ Middle Eastern studies.. , 43/2 2007, pp. 259-293.

Jankowski, J. ‘Egyptian Responses to the Palestinian Problem in the Interwar Period.’ International journal of Middle East studies.. , 12/1 1980, pp. 1-28.

Tessler, M. A history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . Indiana University Press 1994, Chapter 3 & 4. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

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II. The Arab-Israeli Wars

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The Creation of the State of Israel and the First Arab-Israeli War (1948)

Core Readings:

Shlaim, A. ‘The Debate about 1948.’ International journal of Middle East studies. , 27/3 (1995), pp. 287 – 304.

Smith, C. D.Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict St. Martin’s Press, New York 2013, Chapter 4.

Tessler, M. A history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . Indiana University Press 1994, Chapter 5.

Further Readings:

Bregman, A. (ed.) Warfare in the Middle East since 1945 . Ashgate, 2008, Chapter 1. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Jones, C. ‘The Foreign Policy of Israel ’, in The foreign policies of Middle East states . Edited by Raymond Hinnebush & Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Lynne Rienner 2002. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Davis, U. Apartheid Israel : possibilities for the struggle within . Zed Books 2003, 2, 3 & 4. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Lesch, A. M. Origins and development of the Arab-Israeli conflict . Greenwood Press 2006, Chapter 3.

Tessler, M. ‘Arabs in Israel ’, in Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinians : from Camp David to Intifada . Edited by Ann M. Lesch et al., Indiana University Press 1989, Chapter 8. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Ovendale, R. The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Wars . Longman 1984, Chapter 5. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Yiftachel, O. ‘”Ethnocracy”: The Politics of Judaizing Israel/Palestine.’ Constellations.. , 6/3 (1999), pp. 364 – 390.

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The Decades of Wars - From Suez Crisis (1956) to October War (1973)

Core Readings:

Smith, C. D. Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. St. Martin’s Press, New York 2013, Chapter 6 & 7.

Tessler, M. A history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . Indiana University Press 1994, Chapter 6.

Further Readings:

Al-Bitar, S. al-Din. ‘The Implications of the October War for the Arab World’, Journal of Palestine studies.. , 3/2 (1974), pp. 34-45.

Bregman, A. (ed.) Warfare in the Middle East since 1945 . Ashgate, 2008, Chapters 2-4, 7 & 8.

Cooley, J. K. ‘The War over Water.’ Foreign policy. , 54 (1984), pp. 3-26.

Maoz, Z. et. al. ‘Waging War, Waging Peace: Decision Making and Bargaining in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1970 – 1973.’ International studies quarterly. , 36/4 (1992), pp. 373-399.

Rubin, B. ‘ US Policy, January – October 1973.’ Journal of Palestine studies. , 3/2 1974, pp. 98-113.

Tal, D. ‘ Israel ’s Road to the 1956 War.’ International journal of Middle East studies.. , 28/1 1996, pp. 56-81.

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The Road to Camp David and the 1982 War in Lebanon

Core Readings:

Smith, C. D. Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. St. Martin’s Press, New York 2013, Chapter 8.

Jiryis, S. ‘The Arab World at Cross-Roads: An Analysis of the Arab Opposition to the Sadat Initiative.’ Journal of Palestine studies. , 7/2 1978, pp. 26-61.

Further Readings:

Bregman, A. (ed.) Warfare in the Middle East since 1945 . Ashgate, 2008, Chapters 9 & 10.

Karawan, I. ‘Sadat and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Revisited.’ International journal of Middle East studies.. , 26/2 (1944), pp. 249-266.

Rouleau, E. & Bruzonsky, M. A. ‘Options and Risks after Camp David

: An Interview with Eric Rouleau.’ Journal of Palestine studies. , 8/2 1979, pp. 41-54.

Sayegh, F. A. ‘The Camp David Agreement and the Palestinian Problem.’ Journal of Palestine studies. 8/2 (1979), pp. 3-40.

Telhami, S. ‘Evaluating Bargaining Performance: The Case of Camp David .’ Political science quarterly.. , 107/4 (1992 – 1993), pp. 629-653.

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III. The Palestinian-Israeli Dimension

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The Rebirth of the Palestinian National Movement (PLO & Fatah)

Core Readings:

Sayigh, Y. Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement 1949-1993 , Clarendon Press 1997, Chapters 3 & 4.

Tessler, M. A history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . Indiana University Press 1994, Chapter 7.

Further Readings:

Baumgarten, H. ‘The Three Faces/Phases of Palestinian Nationalism.’ Journal of Palestine studies. , 34/4 (2005), pp. 25-48.

Khalidi, R. Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness . Columbia University Press, 2010, Chapter 8.

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Israeli Policy in Occupied Palestine and the First Intifada (1989)

Core Readings:

Ben-Ari, E. ‘Masks and Soldiering: The Israeli Army and the Palestinian Uprising.’ Cultural anthropology.. , 4/4 (1989), pp. 372-389.

Kuttab, D. ‘A Profile of Stownthrowers.’ Journal of Palestine studies. , 17/3 (1988), pp. 14-23.

Tessler, M. A history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Indiana University Press 1994, Chapter 8.

Further Readings:

Arian, A. et. al. ‘Public Opinion and Political Change: Israel and the Intifada.’ Comparative politics., 24/3 (1992), pp. 317-334.

Bar-Tal, D. et. al. ‘Security Feelings among Jewish Settlers in the Occupied Territories: A Study of Communal and Personal Antecedents’, The journal of conflict resolution., 39/2 (1995), pp. 352-377.

Hass, A. ‘ Israel ’s Closure Policy: An Ineffective Strategy of Containment and Repression.’ Journal of Palestine studies. , 31/3 (2001), pp. 5-20.

Roberts, A. ‘Prolonged Military Occupation: The Israeli-Occupied Territories since 1967.’ American journal of international law. , 84/1 (1990), 44-103.

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IV. Diplomacy & Third Party Mediation

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The 1991 Madrid Peace Process, the 1994 Israeli-Jordanian Treaty and the Israeli-Syrian Track

Core Readings:

Eisenberg, L. Z. & Neil Caplan ‘The Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty: Patterns of Negotiations, Problems of Implementation. Israel affairs.. , 9/3 (2003), pp. 87 – 110.

Hinnebush, R. A. ‘Does Syria Want Peace? ’ Syrian Policy in the Syrian-Israeli Peace Negotiations.’ Journal of Palestine studies. , 26/1 (1996), pp. 42-57.

Solingen, Etel ‘The Multilateral Arab-Israeli Negotiations: Genesis, Institutionalization, Pause, Future.’Journal of peace research., 37/2 (2000), pp. 167- 187.

Further Readings:

Kriesberg, L. ‘Mediation and the Transformation of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’, Journal of peace research. , 38/3 (2001), pp. 373 – 392.

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The Palestinian Track - Oslo I / II and Beyond

Core Readings:

Roy, S. Why Peace Failed: An Oslo Autopsy.’ Current History (January) (2002),pp. 8-16.

Smith, C. D.Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. St. Martin’s Press, New York 2013, Chapter 9, 10 & 11.

Waage, H. H. ‘ Norway ’s Role in the Middle East Peace Talks: Between a Strong State and a Weak Belligerent.’ Journal of Palestine studies. , 34/4 (2005), pp. 6-24.

Further Reading:

Ajluni, S. ‘Report: The Palestinian Economy & the Second Intifada.’ Journal of Palestine studies. , 32/3 (2003), pp. 64-73.

Bregman, A. (ed.) Warfare in the Middle East since 1945 . Ashgate, 2008, Chapters 19 & 20.

Finkelstein, N. G. ‘The Camp David II Negotiations: How Dennis Ross Proved the Palestinians Aborted the Peace Process’, Journal of Palestine studies. , 36/2 (2007), pp. 39-52.

Hammami, R. & S. Tamari ‘The Second Uprising: End or New Beginning? ’ Journal of Palestine Studies , 30/2 (2001), pp. 5-25.

Mansour, C. ‘The Impact of 11 September on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’, Journal of Palestine Studies , 31/2 (2002), pp. 5-18.

Perlmutter, A. ‘The Israel-PLO Accord is Dead’ Foreign affairs. , 74/3 (1995), pp. 59-69.

Pundak, R. ‘From Oslo to Taba: What went wrong? ’ Survival , 43/3 (2001), pp. 31-45.

Rabbani, M. ‘Rocks and Rockets: Oslo ’s Inevitable Conclusion.’ Journal of Palestine Studies , 30/3 (2001), pp. 68-81.

Roy, S. ‘Praying with their Eyes Closed: Reflections on the Disengagement from Gaza .’ Journal of Palestine Studies , 34/4 (2005), pp. 64-74.

Shikaki, K. ‘The Future of Palestine .’ Foreign Affairs , 83/6 (2004), pg.45.

Usher, G. ‘The Democratic Resistance: Hamas, Fatah and the Palestinian Elections’, Journal of Palestine Studies , , 35/3 (2006), pp. 20-36.

Waage, H. H. ‘The “Minnow” and the “Whale”: Norway and the United States in the Peace Process in the Middle East .’ British journal of Middle Eastern studies.. , 34/2 (2007), pp. 157-176.

This list was last updated on 23/07/2014