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The Israel-Palestine Conflict

Anti-Israeli Academe, The Arab-Israeli Conflict

One Hundred Years of War by James L. Gelvin New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 209 pp. $75 ($23.99, paper). Reviewed by Martin Sherman Middle East Quarterly Winter 2010 Gelvin, professor of Middle Eastern history at the University of California, Los Angeles, has produced an account of the Israel-Palestine conflict […]

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Diversifying Strategic Reliance: Broadening the Base of Israel’s Sources of Strategic Support

Strategic Policy

Strategic Assessment, January 1999, Vol. 1, No. 4 Martin Sherman Since the end of the 1967 War, Israel has been almost entirely dependent on the US as its source of strategic support. This is a highly precarious position for any independent nation — particularly one living in such inhospitable geo-political […]

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Strategic Bedfellows

India-Israel Relations, Strategic Policy

A curious Indian stops a passing Israeli backpacker on a New Delhi street. “Tell me,” he asks, “how many Israelis are there?” “I’m not quite sure,” the backpacker answers. “About six million.” “No, no,” retorts the Indian, “not just in New Delhi. I mean all together.” Behind the joke is […]

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Indo-Israeli Strategic Cooperation as an American National Interest

India-Israel Relations, Strategic Policy

Martin Sherman and M.L. Sondhi Policy Paper No. 89, 1999 After decades of political alienation and economic estrangement between India and Israel, there has been a growing convergence of Indo-Israeli interests in recent years. This strengthening rapprochement culminated in the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Jerusalem and New Delhi […]

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From Geneva to Oslo: A tale of Swiss cheese

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

The current endeavor to resuscitate the Geneva Initiative underscores just how flat the learning curve of the Israeli Left is. By MARTIN SHERMAN   “We are [peace] partners. Are you?” This is the message with which the public is currently being bombarded. It comes from a long procession of wellknown Palestinian […]

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Theater of the absurd

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Op-ed: In different universe, ‘peace process’ could well be the stuff of macabre comedy Martin Sherman Obama, after the “pragmatic” Palestinians have repudiated any idea of “historic compromise,” any recognition of Jewish national sovereignty: “…so far the talks are moving forward in a constructive way…” You couldn’t make this stuff […]

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