Palestine

Author Dissects Middle East’s Turko-Persian Future in Article

by Trade Marketing February 1, 2011

Mohammed Ayoob, author of The Many Faces of Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Muslim World, continues to enlighten readers of the Middle East’s political changes in an article published by Foreign Policy, in which the distinguished University professor argues that the “Middle East seems to be inexorably heading toward a Turko-Persian future.” In his book Faces of Political Islam, Ayoob offers a lucid, comprehensive examination of the true relationship between Islam and  global politics. Analysts and pundits from across the American political spectrum describe Islamic fundamentalism as one of the greatest threats to modern, Western-style democracy. Yet very […]

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Do U.S. Donors Drive Israeli Politics? Author Contributes to New York Times Israel / Palestine Aid Debate

by University of Michigan Press July 16, 2010

Part of a full article originally posted July 7, 2010, at The New York Times (Below: Israel Map: Sending Money to the Settlements–click to view.) The Diaspora’s Influence, by Yossi Shain Yossi Shain is a professor of political science and the director of the Aba Eben Program of Diplomacy at Tel Aviv University and a professor of comparative government at Georgetown University. He is the author of Kinship and Diasporas in International Affairs. “As early as Hellenic and Roman times, politically motivated charitable donations from sources abroad have played a role in international politics, particularly in the Middle East. Members […]

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The One-State Solution for Israel and Palestine, by Virginia Tilley

by University of Michigan Press July 16, 2010

(Op-ed originally published in the London Review of Books, Vol. 25 no. 21.) by Virginia Tilley, author of The One-State Solution: A Breakthrough for Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock, now available in paperback (ISBN: 978-0-472-03449-9) and ebook (ISBN: 978-0-472-02616-6). “For some years, most people sympathetic to Palestinian national aspirations – or simply alert to their durability and the political dangers they pose – have assumed that a stable resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict would require the formation of a Palestinian state in the (dwindling) areas not yet annexed by Israel, in what is left of British Mandate territory. This old […]

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Reporter Helen Thomas Retires, Israeli and Palestinian Tensions Do Not

by kris bishop June 9, 2010

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas retired yesterday, amidst controversy surrounding her statements on video that “Israel should get the hell out of Palestine,” and tensions in the Middle East continue after Israeli forces boarded an aide ship bound for Palestine and Iran faces tough new sanctions from the UN. Three University of Michigan Press books, now available in paperback and for classroom use, explore Israel’s foreign policy, the organization of modern political Islam, and the delicate balance of security the Middle East faces this century. Click on the covers below to learn more: PROFESSORS: Request exam copies here.

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