Post Tagged with: "Israel"

Review – Eichmann in Jerusalem

Review – Eichmann in Jerusalem

One of the questions raised by Arendt about former Nazi officials during their trials- are they criminals or war combatants?- is relevant for discussions today about the use of drones.

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

The imperatives for nuclear proliferation in the Middle East are deeply rooted in the historical-structural dynamics and strategic compulsions of the Iranians, the Israelis, and the Arab states. Given the right context, proliferation can bring stability.

The Loaded Discourse of Gun Control in Israel

The Loaded Discourse of Gun Control in Israel

Until the debate addresses the structural bases of violence in Israel and the role of military service within it, the myth of a safe proliferation of weapons will continue.

Emotions in International Relations

Emotions in International Relations

The main theoretical approaches to IR have all built on emotional states: realists emphasize fear, institutionalists trust, Marxists greed, constructivists affect. But only recently have scholars sought to explore the effects of emotional states.

Iran, the Arab Street and Avoiding a Military Strike

Iran, the Arab Street and Avoiding a Military Strike

Iran’s influence on the Arab world is waning. The regime faces increasing domestic and international pressures, and is looking for a game changer. This is why a military strike on Iran must be avoided.

Global Civil Society Speaks Out: Israel as an Apartheid State

Global Civil Society Speaks Out: Israel as an Apartheid State

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign is growing, suggesting that Israel’s policies are coming into ever-sharper questioning in the twenty-first century.

Globalizing Walls

Globalizing Walls

The walls in news stories are metaphors of community and division. They mix geography and history. They carry material and mythical meanings for the societies on either side, and for emerging global culture.

Is Israel Becoming an International Pariah?

Is Israel Becoming an International Pariah?

It is about time for another narrative which does not play up the fears of people, but which promotes their hopes. In a climate of hope, there is no place for pariahs, boycotts and old hatreds.

Review – The Politics of the Palestinian Authority

Review – The Politics of the Palestinian Authority

Nigel Parsons’ book is a must-read for all of those interested in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and for scholars researching conflict-affected areas, processes of transition & national movements.

Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Legal under International Law?

Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Legal under International Law?

International law could serve as a framework to clarify some of the disputed issues in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Under this framework Israel cannot claim to have a valid title to the Occupied Palestinian Territories – neither historically, nor based on the Palestine Mandate.

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