Security is a core issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and has always been at the forefront of Israeli strategic thinking. In order to be accepted by Israel, any potential peace agreement will have to include security guarantees by the Palestinians.


Audio and Video


Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Charles D. Freilich | Cornell University Press (2012)
Book Review (The Middle East Journal) | CampusBooks

Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country - and Why They Can't Make Peace

Patrick Tyler | Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2012)
Book Review (The Washington Post) | CampusBooks

A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Daniel Byman | Oxford University Press (2011)
Book Review (Foreign Affairs) | CampusBooks

Israeli Statecraft: National Security Challenges and Responses

Yehezkel Dror | Routledge (2011)
Book Review (Ha'aretz) | CampusBooks

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