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The Resource The abyss : bridging the divide between Israel and the Arab world, Eli Avidar

The abyss : bridging the divide between Israel and the Arab world, Eli Avidar

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The abyss : bridging the divide between Israel and the Arab world
Title
The abyss
Title remainder
bridging the divide between Israel and the Arab world
Statement of responsibility
Eli Avidar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"Eli Avidar looks into the abyss that divides Israel from its Arab neighbors, in order to understand the inherent flaws, prevailing misunderstandings, and tragic mistakes that characterize the relations and bloodletting, and how, if at all possible, to bridge the differences. In doing so, he offers a new perspective about the reality of the Middle East and all the clichés that have transformed the Hebrew-Arab lexicon into a complex and hopeless minefield. His analysis raises the question of whether the ongoing violent conflict between Israel and its neighbors might also be the result of a serious short circuit in communications. Is it possible that Israel, which has invested efforts and resources in knowing its adversaries, never even bothered to properly understand their language and their culture? Is it possible that Israeli leaders, who made their way to the top through the military and were privileged to know the most deeply hidden intelligence secrets, never learned to send messages of peace and reconciliation that the other side could respect and understand? Spanning six decades, the book explains why the main diplomatic initiatives have so far failed to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and what needs to be done to break out of the vicious circle of ignorance and mutual suspicion that characterizes the conflict. Avidar uses his experience as diplomatic advisor to former foreign minister Ariel Sharon and as head of Israel's representative office in Qatar to reveal secret diplomatic meetings as well as the dynamics of the unique and complex diplomacy of the Middle East. He also tells about the activities of the 504 division of the Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Unit, in which he served as an operator of agents."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avidar, Eli
Dewey number
956.04
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Hebrew
LC call number
DS119.7
LC item number
.A86713 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Al-Aqsa Intifada (2000- )
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Al-Aqsa Intifada, 2000-
  • Israel
  • Arab countries
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Arab countries
  • Israel
Label
The abyss : bridging the divide between Israel and the Arab world, Eli Avidar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First (Hebrew) edition 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A dialogue of the deaf -- 2. Unilateral steps -- 3. Normalization -- 4. Economic sanctions -- 5. The Shi'a -- 6. An interfaith dialogue -- 7. A smart Middle East
Control code
ocn898161439
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 215 pages
Isbn
9781442245488
Lccn
2014046336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025045406
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442245471
  • (OCoLC)898161439
Label
The abyss : bridging the divide between Israel and the Arab world, Eli Avidar
Publication
Copyright
Note
First (Hebrew) edition 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A dialogue of the deaf -- 2. Unilateral steps -- 3. Normalization -- 4. Economic sanctions -- 5. The Shi'a -- 6. An interfaith dialogue -- 7. A smart Middle East
Control code
ocn898161439
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 215 pages
Isbn
9781442245488
Lccn
2014046336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025045406
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442245471
  • (OCoLC)898161439

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