A Primer on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

If you are interested in increasing your basic understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I would highly recommend the CFR’s Crisis Guide on the subject.

At a minimum, I would recommend the Video Overview and the whole of Chapter II:  The Territorial Puzzle, which includes a primer on all of the territories under discussion as well as one the various conflicts from 1947 to 2006.

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Patrick T. McGuire says:

    Back in the early 70’s I read a book on this topic titled “Oh Jerusalem” (or maybe “O Jerusalem”, I can’t remember) which was written by a Palestinian. It was very enlightening. I don’t know if it’s still available after all these years but if you can find a copy, read it.