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Galia Golan

The failure to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict for many years has often been attributed in significant part to the absence of trust in the sincerity of the other side and, more specifically, to the recalcitrant nature of the opponent. Analyses of past proposals and actual negotiations have pointed out missed opportunities, possibly the result of misperceptions or misunderstandings. Recent archival research, publications, and interviews regarding the Israeli protagonists reveal that actual deception, as distinct from ‘misperception’, may have been at play. The article examines this phenomenon as it has appeared since 1967 in six instances of Israeli government dealings with its own public and with the US or the international community, even in recent months, due primarily to an unwillingness to withdraw from the Occupied Territories or agree to enter serious negotiations for ending the conflict with the Palestinians.

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Ian S. Lustick

Zionism, including the West Bank settlement enterprise, as the political use of dissimulation, deception, and the retroactive legalization and normalization of originally ‘illegal’ or ‘non-legal’ (but ‘heroic’) actions. It was in the early 1980s that Ehud

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Shifra Mescheloff

in any case the Chief Rabbinate prohibited entry and prayer on the Temple Mount. Goren described this as a dangerous deception that must be refuted (1992: 22). During Israel’s successful negotiation of a peace treaty with Jordan in 1994, the

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Rebranding Desolation

The Allure of Israel’s Desert Landscapes

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

Israeli version as a failure. “Transposing the European garden city onto arid Middle Eastern expanses turned out to be a deception,” Downie (1971) insisted. “Where green had been expected, brown and yellow spread, a welcome find for the wind. The suburban

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Editorial

Reinventing Anthropological Topics

Soheila Shahshahani

, perspective and power relations. The author, in the crucible of experience, asks seminal questions on an area that has suffered greatly, not only as human life is concerned, but also in regard to political deceptions and a lack of scientific attention paid to

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Ana Miškovska Kajevska

antinationalist.” 23 It was not due to my intentional strategy of deception that I did not pose this question to the other three Belgrade ‘nationalist’ feminists. The laden character of the term “nationalist” and the, compared to Zagreb, much more covert war

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Donner la mort au gibier sur le territoire sacré de la Mecque

Une vieille controverse (VIIe-VIIIe siècles)

Hocine Benkheira

sacralisation, est défendu. Muhammad (m. 632) Quand un homme offre un onagre ( ḥimâr wahsh ) qu’il vient de tuer au Prophète, celui-ci décline le cadeau. Constatant la déception sur le visage de l’homme, il lui dit: « Je n’ai rien contre toi, mais je suis en

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Erika Friedl

subverted the ideology of fraternal harmony in the patrilineal ideology that their elders espoused as a virtue. Young children quickly learned that deception, dissimulation, threats and lies greatly helped to get what one needed or wanted, although these

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Migration, Empire, and Liminality

Sex Trade in the Borderlands of Europe

Tracie L. Wilson

depictions of deception and rape of young women and girls in the press, including well-publicized articles on “the Maiden Tribute” by William Thomas Stead in 1885. 65 The attention resulted in a number of international legal measures taken to address forced

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The Missing Policing

The Absent Concept of Policing and Its Substitutes in Israeli Military Doctrine

Ofra Ben-Ishai

( Sollie 2010 ). Critical theorists viewed these efforts as deception designed to win legitimacy by giving policing a non-violent image ( Lederach 2007 ). According to this approach, policing was naturalized as being free of political connotations and