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Israel and a Palestinian state
Lenore G. Martin

incidents initiated by political extremists opposed to the peace process. These are exemplified by the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in November 1995 and ongoing settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. Still, the divisions among Jews within Israeli society over the peace process that have led to a quick succession of coalition governments have not created fundamental opposition to the

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Tami Amanda Jacoby

inclusion and exclusion took place in the pre-state military sphere. During the initial stages of warfare, women struggled to be equally included in military operations. However, the issue of gender equality was continually sidelined as tensions escalated between Jews and the local Arab population opposed to the Zionist settlement project. Women were excluded from the first Jewish pre-state defence

in Redefining security in the Middle East
A dialogue with Islam as a pattern of conflict resolution and a security approach vis-à-vis Islamism
Bassam Tibi

the impact of the working hypothesis on the negative connection between peace and Islamism in the case of the Maghreb, it is pertinent to explore the notion of ‘peace’ used here. Prior to the age of nationalism and the formation of the State of Israel, Muslims and Jews lived in peace with one another to the extent of having a Jewish–Islamic symbiosis 21 – to use

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Constructing security in historical perspective
Jonathan B. Isacoff

, according to Netanyahu, would pose a grave danger to Israel, prompting him to lament about ‘what this would mean for [Israeli] security’. 13 In response to the Hebron massacre of twenty-nine Palestinians by the settler Baruch Goldstein that same year, Netanyahu remarked that ‘Jews are slain on the roads every day and none of these cases was ever inquired into. We need an inquiry into the overall

in Redefining security in the Middle East
A veiled threat
Thomas J. Butko

instead put forward certain pre-conditions for future negotiations ( Klein, 1997 : 116). In 1993, Yasin explicitly differentiated between full-fledged peace ( sulh ) with the Jews and a temporary armistice ( hudna ) which he would accept if Israel would immediately withdraw from the occupied territories. 14 In addition, in late 1995, Yasin led the moderate wing of the Party in endorsing Hamas

in Redefining security in the Middle East