Drawing on a newly developed theoretical definition of “missed opportunity”, Podeh’s ‘Chances for Peace:Missed Opportunities in the Arab-Israeli Conflict’ uses extensive sources in English, Hebrew, and Arabic to systematically measure the potentiality levels of opportunity across some ninety years of attempted negotiations in the Arab-Israeli conflict. With enlightening revelations that defy conventional wisdom, this study provides a balanced account of the most significant attempts to forge peace, initiated by the world’s superpowers, the Arabs (including the Palestinians), and Israel. Read more…..

Professor Elie Podeh is a Bamberger and Fuld Chair in the Department of Islamic and Middle East Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a senior research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace. He is also a board member of Mitvim—the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies. Among his books are The Politics of National Celebrations in the Arab World and The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Israeli History Textbooks, 1948-2000