Textbook by Palestinian, Egyptian, Israeli on Mideast conflict debuts
By JTAPublished: NOVEMBER 25, 2013 00:49
BOSTON — A textbook on the Arab-Israeli conflict co-authored by a Palestinian, an Israeli and an Egyptian has been published.The project was a seven-year undertaking by the founding scholars of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University.“Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East” is a collaboration of Shai Feldman, Abdel Monem Said Aly and Khalil Shikaki based on a course the trio has taught as a team at the suburban Boston university since 2006.The course and the textbook are based on the center’s mission to engage in a balanced and dispassionate approach to what it describes as the most resilient of all international conflicts. The authors are widely published scholars who hold multiple academic appointments in the United States and the Middle East.
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