SOAS Centre for Jewish Studies
Book Launch: “Political Decision Making and Non-Decisions: The Case of Israel and the Occupied Territories.”
Dr. Ronald Ranta (Kingston University)
November 11 November 2015 – 5.30pm
Brunei Gallery, Room B104, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG.
What is Israel’s long term plan with regard to the Occupied Territories? Did Israel ever have a clear plan? Examining Israel’s historic relationship with and political decision-making process towards the Occupied Territories, it becomes evident that successive Israeli governments lacked a coherent long term policy. Instead, successive governments implemented a number of ad-hoc and at times conflicting approaches. This lack of a clear approach had a detrimental effect not only on Israeli politics and society, but also on the Middle East in general, and on the Palestinian people in particular. Crucially to understanding the current Israeli-Palestinian crisis, the lack of a coherent long term policy is still a central feature of Israeli politics today.
Bio: Ronald Ranta is a lecturer in politics and international relations at Kingston University London.
This event is free and there is no need to book
Convenor: Dr. Yonatan Sagiv (firstname.lastname@example.org)