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The Politics of Protest

The Israeli Peace Movement and the Palestinian Intifada

Reuven Kaminer is a practising lawyer in Jerusalem; he previously held the position of Vice Provost of the School for Overseas Students at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

This book explores the complex relationship between the moderate and militant sections of the different groups of the Israeli peace movement as they compete, cooperate, and occasionally clash. Special attention is given to the rise of the autonomous women's peace movement and its chief component, Women In Black, which maintained weekly vigils, mobilizing thousands of women. The movement became a symbol of perseverance in the fight for peace.

The Glossary of Political Parties and Groups in Israel, and a section on the Ideological Approaches to Peace and the Arab Question in Israeli Politics, make this book essential reading for anybody wishing to come to terms with how the Israeli political scene will react to the recent Israel–PLO accord.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-898723-29-5
Paperback Price: £22.50 / $24.95
Release Date: September 1996
Page Extent / Format: 272 pp. / 216 x 138 mm
Illustrated: No


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An extremely valuable resource for students, scholars and activists.
Middle East Journal

This book adds an important new dimension to the Arab–Israeli conflict and its peaceful resolution.

Gives special attention to the rise of the autonomous women's peace movement and its chief component, Women In Black.
Reference and Research Book News

An incisive analysis of the Israeli peace movement.
Nationalism & Ethnic Politics

This is the first sustained account of how progressive Israelis reacted to the uprising in the Occupied Territories.
Stanley Cohen, Professor of Criminology, London School of Economics

"He grasps the subtleties, contradictions and ironies of the immediate and long-range prospects of the peace process and its complexities." Gordon Fellman, Chair, Peace and Conflict Studies, Brandeis University, USA

This book is the starting point for future discussion of tactics and strategy by political activists as well as research by scholars.
Joel Beinin, Associate Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University

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