The Israeli peace movement: A shattered dream

Tamar S. Hermann

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This book discusses the predicament of the Israeli peace movement, which, paradoxically, following the launching of the Oslo peace process between Israel and the Palestinians in 1993, experienced a prolonged, fatal decline in membership, activity, political significance, and media visibility. After presenting the regional and national background to the launching of the peace process and a short history of Israeli peace activism, the book focuses on external and internal processes and interactions experienced by the peace movement, after some basic postulates of its agenda were actually, although never explicitly, embraced by the Rabin government. The book concludes that, despite its organizational decline and the zero credit given to it by the policy makers, in retrospect it appears that the movement contributed significantly to the integration of new ideas for possible solutions to the Middle East conflict in the Israeli mainstream political discourse.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages310
ISBN (Electronic)9780511635687
ISBN (Print)9780521884099
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

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© Tamar S. Hermann and Cambridge University Press, 2009.


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