A Brief Outline of the Israel–Palestinian Conflict

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Mock, Steve, Obeidi, Amer and Zeleznikow, John ORCID: 0000-0002-8786-2644 (2012) A Brief Outline of the Israel–Palestinian Conflict. Group Decision and Negotiation. ISSN 0926-2644 (print) 1572-9907 (online)


Before we can explore the use of management science, game theory, cognitive science and artificial intelligence to attempt to resolve (or just manage) the Israel–Palestinian dispute, we need some sort of mutual understanding about the conflict. Given such a long and multi-faceted history rife with multiple conflicting claims, interpretations and emphases, all fraught with moral and political implications, it is unlikely that any account will be acceptable to all parties as authoritative.Nevertheless, we must search for some common ground. Our examination of history commences with the life of Abraham, the father of the three great monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and continues through to a discussion of Zionism and Arab nationalism. This leads to the creation of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948; celebrated as Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) and commemorated as ‘al-Nakhba (the catastrophe), according to one’s background. Whilst our discussion concludes with recent events, including the spring 2011 protests and demonstrations spread throughout the Middle East, there is no doubt that during the time between which this article is written and it appears in a journal, momentous events will have occurred.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/22308
DOI 10.1007/s10726-012-9293-7
Official URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10726-...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords Israel, Palestinian, Middle-east conflict, decision theory, peace negotiation
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