"The new edition includes a 38-page bibliography and 125 related documents available online and coordinated with the text.... Recommended." ―Choice
"In separating the Arab-Israeli from the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this second edition clarifies important differences in their nature, dyanmics, and degrees of intractability." ―Christina W. Michelmore, Chatham University
"One of the best presentations of how the Middle East not only can be but should be approached from a theoretical perspective." ―Glenn Palmer, Penn State University
"As with the first edition, the second edition of Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace is extremely well-written. It covers the latest significant details in the negotiations and will be very useful as a resource for researchers and students alike." ―Rex Brynen, McGill University
"Nothing in my library comes close to Eisenberg and Caplan's unique and balanced treatment of the peace process. Their book is more essential today than when it was first published and contains many lessons that the parties could still benefit from." ―Philip Mattar, editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
In this second edition, Eisenberg (history, Carnegie Mellon Univ.) and Caplan (history, Concordia Univ., Canada) begin (as in the first edition) with an account of early-19th-century Arab-Jewish negotiations. They end with President Obama's belief that his vision of Middle Eastern peace is compatible with Muslim concerns and interests. The history of these peace efforts, they claim, reveals seven reoccurring areas of diplomatic difficulty, such as previous experience in negotiating, psychological factors affecting leaders and followers, and the role of third-party involvement. Several peace efforts, beginning with the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt in 1978 through the 1993 Oslo Accords, are examined in detail by considering these seven areas of difficulty. The authors assert that past peace negotiations failed to take into account one or more of the seven characteristics. Original chapters were updated and reflect new information and scholarship since the first edition 12 years ago. The new edition includes a 38-page bibliography and 125 related documents available online and coordinated with the text. A series of illustrative political cartoons is integrated throughout the text. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and research faculty. -- ChoiceD. Peretz, emeritus, SUNY at Binghamton, February 2011--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
"In an innovative study, two historians of the Arab-Israeli conflict reflect on what their craft can contribute to peacemaking." ―Middle East Quarterly, reviewing a previous edition or volume
"A highly useful text for the study of the Arab-Israel conflict." ―Jewish Book World / Jewish Book Council, reviewing a previous edition or volume
"The book is well written, without the usual political science jargon characteristic of books on similar topics. It is well researched and well documented with clear and useful maps." ―Journal of Third World Studies, reviewing a previous edition or volume
"For an introductory course, the text does a commendable job of presenting the cases and providing an interpretive framework." ―Middle East Journal, reviewing a previous edition or volume--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.