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National Minority, Regional Majority
Palestinian Arabs Versus Jews in Israel

Yitzhak Reiter

Cloth $49.95s    |    978-0-8156-3230-6    |    2009

"A comprehensive, detailed, and solid analysis of the exceptional conflict between the Jewish majority and the Arab minority in Israel."
—Saliba Sarsar, Monmouth University

"A must for understanding this critical problem."
—Don Peretz, State University of New York, Binghamton

The struggle between Israelis and Palestinians has proven to be one of the most complex and intractable conflicts of our time, persisting for more than a century despite the efforts of leaders in both the Middle East and the West. In National Minority, Regional Majority, Yitzhak Reiter reexamines the relationship between the Jewish majority and the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel, focusing on the unique dynamic at work there between a religiously and ethnically defined majority and a significant national minority with assurance and erudition. Reiter explores the complex factors that influence the ethnonational conflict. Drawing extensively on the theory of "interlocking conflicts," the author chronicles the pattern of alternating tranquility and rebellion in Jewish-Arab relations.

Reiter’s meticulous research and nuanced analysis yield a sophisticated interpretation of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians and offer a powerful approach toward conflict management.

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Yitzhak Reiter is associate professor of political science at Ashkelon Academic College of Bar-Ilan University and lecturer in conflict research, management, and resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of six books, including Jerusalem and Its Role in Islamic Solidarity.

6 x 9, 440 pages, 3 black-and-white illustrations, 1 table, 3 maps, notes, bibliography, index

National Minority, Regional Majority

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