European Parliament Library

The challenges of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, an impossible peace?, Bren Carlill

Other version
The challenges of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, an impossible peace?, Bren Carlill
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Main title
The challenges of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
Bren Carlill
Sub title
an impossible peace?
‘Balanced and cogently argued, this important and original book should be read by anyone who wants to better understand the Palestinian–Israeli conflict and why it remains so intractable. Even when I disagree with Bren Carlill, I find his ideas compelling.’ —Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute, and author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor This book explains why the Israeli–Palestinian dispute is so difficult to resolve by showing that it consists of multiple distinct conflicts. Because these tend to be conflated into a single conflict, attempts at peace have not worked. Underpinned by conflict theory, observations of those involved and analyses of polling data, the book argues that peace will not be possible until each of the dispute’s distinct conflicts are managed. Early chapters establish a theoretical framework to explain and define the different conflicts. This framework is then applied to the history of the dispute. The actions and perceptions of Israelis and Palestinians make sense when viewed through this framework. The Oslo peace process is examined in detail to explain how and why each side’s expectations were not met. Ultimately, lessons in ways to build a future viable peace are drawn from the failures of the past. Bren Carlill has spent over 20 years professionally or academically focused on the Israeli–Palestinian dispute, including living in Israel for several years. He has also worked in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Department of Home Affairs, where he focused on the civil and human rights conditions and the security situations of various Middle East and South Asian countries.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Part 1 – The territorial/existential dichotomy -- Chapter 2. Multiple Conflicts -- Chapter3. Two types of conflict -- Chapter 4. Three distinct conflicts -- Chapter 5. Why the dichotomy is overlooked -- Part 2 – The history of the dispute (until 1993) -- Chapter 6. Before 1947 -- Chapter 7. 1947-1967 -- Chapter 8. 1967-1973 -- Chapter 9. 1973-1982 -- Chapter 10. 1982-1993 -- Part 3 – The Oslo peace process -- Chapter 11.Israeli perceptions of Palestinian actions -- Chapter 12. Other Israeli perceptions -- Chapter 13. Palestinian perceptions of external factors -- Chapter 14. Palestinian perceptions of internal factors -- Part 4 – The post-Oslo period -- Chapter 15. Continuing trends -- Chapter 16. New trends -- Part 5 – Alternatives to the Oslo model -- Chapter 17. The wrong peace process? -- Chapter 18. The one-state solution? -- Chapter 19. Conclusion

Incoming Resources