Along the divide – Periphery: Israel’s Search for Middle East Allies

By Nathan Thrall
London Review of Books

Periphery: Israel’s Search for Middle East Allies by Yossi Alpher
Rowman and Littlefield, 196 pp, £23.95, January, ISBN 978 1 4422 3101 6

peripheryIsrael is now confronted by the greatest unrest it has faced since the second intifada ended more than ten years ago. Palestinian protests and clashes with Israeli forces have spread from East Jerusalem to the rest of the West Bank, as well as to Gaza and Palestinian towns inside Israel. In the first three weeks of October, ten Israelis were killed and more than a hundred injured in stabbings and shootings, and by drivers ramming cars into pedestrians. Over the same period, Israeli forces killed 53 Palestinians and injured around two thousand.

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