SPRING 2009 CATALOG
National Minority, Regional Majority
Palestinian Arabs Versus Jews in Israel
"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