Contemporary geopolitics of Israel-Palestine: Conflict resolution and the construction of knowledge

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An introductory essay by a noted Israeli geographer and prominent specialist in geopolitics examines patterns of knowlege construction concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, noting that much research has been influenced by national narratives of the Israeli and Palestinian practioners, unequal access to sources of knowledge, the recent critical turn in social sciences research in Israel, and the strong focus on territory/boundary demarcation in conflict resolution. Commenting specifically on the three papers that follow in this issue of Eurasian Geography and Economics (EGE), he argues that they demonstrate the utility of moving beyond traditional narratives to develop alternative approaches based on a pragmatic assessment of prospects for conflict resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-693
Number of pages7
JournalEurasian Geography and Economics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2010


  • Israel
  • Jerusalem
  • Palestine
  • Post-Zionism
  • bi-national state
  • blurred borders
  • conflict resolution
  • national narratives
  • two-state solution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics


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