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Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Cheryl A. Rubenberg, editor
Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
ISBN: 978-1-58826-686-6
ISBN: 978-1-58826-962-1
2010/1,837 pages/LC: 2010026515
3 Volumes, 7" x 10" format
"An impressive contribution to the scholarship on a significant topic.... Academic and large public libraries serious about collecting on this seminal issue will want to add this title to their collections."—Tom Gilson, Against the Grain

"Informative and reliable and a good addition to all types of libraries."—Zev Garber, American Reference Books Annual

"This well-conceived, well-executed reference will be used by ... anyone who seeks authoritative, neutral information concerning this complex subject."—Book News, Inc.

"This current work would be an excellent purchase for academic and public libraries."—Kaye Talley, Booklist

"What an accomplishment!... Even-handed, authoritative, and comprehensive.... A truly valuable addition to public libraries, Middle East studies departments of academic institutions, and organizations concerned with peace and justice in the Middle East.”"—Jane Adas, The Link


ForeWord Magazine's Reference Book of the Year!

The three-volume Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is the first authoritative reference source to provide comprehensive, impartial coverage of one of the most torturous and prolonged conflicts of our time.

Written by an international team of more than 100 experts, and subject to an exhaustive, bias-hunting editorial process, this even-handed work presents some 900 A-to-Z entries covering the history, issues, actors, events, institutions, and policies related to the ongoing conflict. The set also includes maps, bibliographic references, a glossary, a chronology, and a detailed index.

Members of the project’s Advisory Board include: As’ad AbuKhalil (California State University, Stanislaus); Khalil Barhoum (Stanford University); Yoram Meital (Ben-Gurion University); Fouad Moughrabi (University of Tennessee); Augustus Richard Norton (Boston University); and Stephen Zunes (University of San Francisco).

The contributors to the Encyclopedia include:

As'ad Abu Khalil, California State University, Stanislaus • Yasmeen Abu-Laban, University of Alberta • Ismael Abu-Saad, Ben-Gurion University • Susan M. Akram, Boston University • Ibrahim G. Aoudé, University of Hawaii • Naseer H. Aruri, University of Massachusetts • Pierre M. Atlas, Marian University, Indianapolis • Ariella Azoulay, Bar-Ilan University • Omar Barghouti, Palestinian researcher • Khalil Barhoum, Stanford University • Amir Bar-Or, Hebrew University of Jerusalem • Ramzy Baroud, Palestine Chronicle •  Helga Baumgarten, Birzeit University • Uri BenEliezer, Haifa University • James A. Bill, College of William and Mary • Amahl  Bishara,  Tufts University •  Michael B. Bishku, Augusta State University • Jeffrey Blankfort, independent journalist • Friedemann Büttner, Free University of Berlin • Mark Chmiel, Webster University • Ray L. Cleveland, University of Regina • Uri Cohen, Columbia University • John Creed, College of Charleston • Lawrence Davidson, West Chester University • Uri Davis, University of Exeter • Bert de Vries, Calvin College • JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz, Texas A&M University • Daniel Dor, Tel Aviv University • Michael Dumper, University of Exeter • Bassem Eid, Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group • Richard Falk, Princeton University • Hani A. Faris, University of British Columbia • Leila Farsakh, University of Massachusetts, Boston • Samih Farsoun (deceased), American University • Michael Feige, Ben-Gurion University • Gordon Fellman, Brandeis University • Michael R. Fischbach, Randolph-Macon College • Betsy J. Folkins, Graceland University • Robert O. Freedman, Baltimore Hebrew University • Philip Gasper, Notre Dame de Namur University • Ingrid Jaradat Gassner, BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights • Deborah Gerner (deceased), University of Kansas • Nurith Gertz, Open University of Israel • As’ad Ghanem, University of Haifa • Neve Gordon, Ben-Gurion University • Lisa Hajjar, University of California, Santa Barbara • Maia Carter Hallward, Kennesaw State University • Jeff Halper, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions  • Sari Hanafi, American University of Beirut • Adam Hanieh, Zayed University • Reuven Y. Hazan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem • Sara Helman, Ben-Gurion University • Adam Horowitz, writer and activist • Khaled Hroub, Cambridge University • Jad E. Isaac, Applied Research Institute, Jerusalem • Islah Jad,  Birzeit University • Penny Johnson, Birzeit University • Henriette Dahan Kalev, Ben-Gurion University • Ghada Karmi, University of Exeter • George Khleifi, filmmaker and producer • Laurie King, George Washington University • David Kretzmer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem • Atif A. Kubursi, McMaster University • Fred Lawson, Mills College • Mark LeVine, University of California, Irvine • Zachary Lockman, New York University • David Long, consultant on Middle East affairs • Russell E. Lucas, Florida International University • Loren D. Lybarger, Ohio University • Michael Lynk, University of Western Ontario • John Mandaville, Portland State University • Meir Margalit, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions • Khalil M. Marrar, DePaul University • Philip Mattar, Palestinian American Research Center •  Weldon C. Matthews, Oakland University • Daniel A. McGowan, Hobart and William Smith Colleges • John J. McTague, Saint Leo University • Yoram Meital, Ben-Gurion University • Norton Mezvinsky, Connecticut State University • William F.S. Miles, Northeastern University • Ylana N Miller, Duke University • Fouad Moughrabi, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Qattan Center for Educational Research and Development, Ramallah • Shehade Mtanes, Hebrew University • Yael Munk, Open University of Israel • Muhammad Muslih, Long Island University • Arie Nadler, Tel Aviv University • Fadle M. Naqib, University of Waterloo • David Newman, Ben-Gurion University • A. Richard Norton, Boston University • Pamela J. Olson, Palestine Monitor • Adi Ophir, Tel Aviv University • Ilan Pappé, University of Exeter • Karen Pfeifer, Smith College • Julia Pitner, Institute of World Affairs • Gideon Rahat, Hebrew University of Jerusalem • Haggai Ram, Ben-Gurion University • Robert C. Rowland, University of Kansas • Cheryle A. Rubenberg, indpendent scholar and commentator • Rosemary Radford Ruether, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California • Abeer Safar, Applied Research Institute Jerusalem • Rouba Al-Salem, human rights consultant • Shahira Samy, University of Oxford • Isabel Schäfer, Humboldt University Berlin • Dorothée Schmid, French Institute for International Relations • Charmaine Seitz, Jerusalem Quarterly • Yitzhak Shichor, University of Haifa • Snehal Shingavi, University of California, Berkeley • Nurit Shnabel,  Tel-Aviv University • Jerome Slater, State University of New York at Buffalo • Peter Sluglett, University of Utah • Ted Swedenburg, University of Arkansas • Ghada Hashem Talhami, Lake Forest College • Lisa Taraki, Birzeit University • Michael Warschawski, Alternative Information Center in Jerusalem • Alison Weir, If Americans Knew • Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University • Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco.


The late Cheryl A. Rubenberg was an independent analyst and former associate professor of political science at Florida International University.