The New Israel: Peacemaking and Liberalization argues that the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process will be expedited by increased economic liberalization. Israel has undergone dramatic economic change in the 1990s, shifting from a strongly protectionist, state-centered economy to a more international, neoliberal one. The book maintains that these fundamental changes have in turn transformed Israeli society as a whole, resulting in a significant moderation of attitudes toward the Palestinian people and Palestinian nationalism. The New Israel contains contributions from both established Israeli sociologists and promising young scholars. The New Israel: Peacemaking and Liberalization is an insightful commentary on one of the most crucial international issues of our time.

chapter 1|13 pages

Introduction: The Socioeconomic Liberalization of Israel

ByGershon Shafir, Yoav Peled

part Three|38 pages

The Peace Process

chapter 10|22 pages

Peace and Profits: The Globalization of Israeli Business and the Peace Process

ByGershon Shafir, Yoav Peled

chapter 11|14 pages

Regional Cooperation and the MENA Economic Summits

ByJonathan Paris