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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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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

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Steve Kwok-Leung Chan

Transnational Organized Crime (UNCTOC) defines human trafficking as: The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the