Effects of the Arab League Boycott of Israel on U. S. Businesses


Author: Constance A. Hamilton

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788115561


Page: 77

View: 3520

An estimate of the economic effects of the Arab League boycott of Israel on U.S. businesses. Also examines the effects of the secondary and tertiary levels of implementation of the boycott. 16 charts and tables.

From Boycott to Economic Cooperation

The Political Economy of the Arab Boycott of Israel


Author: Gil Feiler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135228345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 2653

A study of the Arab economic boycott of Israel. This title includes the evolution and development of the boycott, and examines aspects such as theory, practice and legality of the longest-lasting example of economic sanctions in the 20th century.

Beyond the Handshake

Multilateral Cooperation in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process, 1991-1996


Author: Dalia Dassa Kaye

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505329

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 9515

Arabs and Israelis have battled one another in political and military arenas, seemingly continuously, for some fifty years. The 1991 Madrid Peace Conference sought to change this pattern, launching bilateral and multilateral tracks in the Arab-Israeli peace process. As a result, a broad group of Arab states sat down with Israel and began to cooperate on a wide range of regional issues in what became known as the Middle East multilaterals. Yet why did enemies reluctant even to recognize one another choose to cooperate on regional problems? And once this process began, what drove the parties to continue such cooperation or, in some cases, halt their cooperative efforts? Beyond the Handshake addresses these fundamental questions, exploring the origins of the multilaterals and the development of multilateral cooperation in the areas of arms control and regional security, economic development, water management, and the environment. Dalia Dassa Kaye, challenging conventional concepts of cooperation, argues that multilateral cooperation in the Middle East must be appreciated as a process of interaction rather than solely as a set of outcomes. Presenting theoretical insights of value to students of regional and international relations, Beyond the Handshake provides a unique look at the evolving nature of Arab-Israeli relations and exposes the foundation the multilateral peace process laid for future regional cooperation in the Middle East.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Issues for U. S. Policy


Author: Kenneth Katzman

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 143793613X


Page: 13

View: 8428

The UAE¿s relatively open borders, economy, and society have won praise from advocates of expanded freedoms in the Middle East while producing financial excesses, social ills such as prostitution and human trafficking, and relatively lax controls on sensitive technologies acquired from the West. Contents of this report: (1) Governance, Human Rights, and Reform: Status of Political Reform; Human Rights-Related Issues; (2) Cooperation Against Terrorism and Proliferation; (3) Foreign Policy and Defense Cooperation With the U.S.: Regional Issues; Security Cooperation with the U.S.: Relations With Iran; Cooperation on Iraq; Cooperation on Afghanistan and Pakistan; U.S. and Other Arms Sales; UAE Provision of Foreign Aid; (4) Economic Issues.

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy


Author: John J. Mearsheimer,Stephen M. Walt

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429932820

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 6896

The Israel Lobby," by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had been a taboo issue in America: the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy. Now in a work of major importance, Mearsheimer and Walt deepen and expand their argument and confront recent developments in Lebanon and Iran. They describe the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel and argues that this support cannot be fully explained on either strategic or moral grounds. This exceptional relationship is due largely to the political influence of a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction. Mearsheimer and Walt provocatively contend that the lobby has a far-reaching impact on America's posture throughout the Middle East—in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, and toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—and the policies it has encouraged are in neither America's national interest nor Israel's long-term interest. The lobby's influence also affects America's relationship with important allies and increases dangers that all states face from global jihadist terror. Writing in The New York Review of Books, Michael Massing declared, "Not since Foreign Affairs magazine published Samuel Huntington's ‘The Clash of Civilizations?' in 1993 has an academic essay detonated with such force." The publication of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy is certain to widen the debate and to be one of the most talked-about books in foreign policy.

States, Firms, and Power

Successful Sanctions in United States Foreign Policy


Author: George E. Shambaugh

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791442715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 303

Analyses the effectiveness of economic sanctions as instruments of statecraft.

The Rebirth of the Middle East


Author: Jerry M. Rosenberg

Publisher: Hamilton Books

ISBN: 0761848460

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 2736

This book discusses how peace, stability, and prosperity are dependent upon economic and trade relations between Israel and Palestine, and other neighboring Arab and Muslim countries. In the long-run, success will be measured by the creation of a Middle East Economic Community for the half-million people in the region.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict, 4th Edition


Author: Mitchell G. Bard, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101217200

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 4226

Fully updated fourth edition. The Middle East is perhaps the most tumultuous area on earth, with ancient battles still being fought. This updated guide offers an intense look - through the lens of present-day knowledge - at current events and the everchanging political and social landscape, as well as the region's history. And it addresses: ?The re-arming of Hezbollah ?Iran's increased threat of acquiring nuclear weapons ?The odds of Palestinian unity in peace talks ?The evacuation from Gaza

The Economics of Middle East Peace

Views from the Region


Author: Stanley Fischer,Dani Rodrik

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262061537

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 7630

This landmark collection of essays addresses the question: Given peace in the Middle East, then what? Focusing on the countries most immediately affected by the Arab-Israeli conflict, economists representing Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Occupied Territories offer differing perspectives on potential opportunities and difficulties and on the actions that would be required to redirect, rejuvenate, and sustain the economies of the region.The book opens with case studies of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It then examines overall regional issues such as the economic consequences of peace and the economic reforms needed to maximize peace dividends. Essays in the last part focus on the transition to peace and the future economic development of the Palestinian, Israeli, Jordanian, and other regional economiesTopics addressed include the relation of defense spending to the economy, the implications of a peace for trade across borders, the benefits of economic cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians, and the role of foreign aid in economic reconstruction in the Middle East.Stanley Fischer is Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dani Rodrik is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School, Harvard University. Elias Tuma is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis.

Death to the Infidels

Radical Islam's War Against the Jews


Author: Mitchell G. Bard

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1137279079

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9463

Now that the Arab-Israeli conflict is fueled by Muslim hatred of the Jews, what started as a political dispute has transformed into an out-and-out religious war


Background and U. S. Relations


Author: Jeremy M. Sharp

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437922880


Page: 21

View: 6195

Contents: (1) Syria 2000-2009: From Isolation to Engagement: A New U.S. Approach Toward Syria?; (2) Current Issues: 2008-2009 War in Gaza; A Syria-Israel Peace Deal; Syria¿s Role in Lebanon; Iraqi Refugees in Syria; Clandestine Nuclear Program and the IAEA Investigation; Relations with Iran; Syrian Support for Terrorist Activity; U.S. and Other Sanctions; The 2003 Syria Accountability Act; Financial Sanctions; Effect of U.S. Sanctions on Syria¿s Economy; (3) Syria¿s Need for Economic Growth and Reform; (4) Internal Political Scene: Pillars of the Regime; Alawite Sect; Ba¿th Party; Military and Security Establishment; Syrian Opposition; Syrian Muslim Brotherhood; Damascus Declaration; and Syrian Dissidents, Exiles, and Defectors Abroad.

The Transfer Agreement

The Dramatic Story of the Pact Between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine


Author: Edwin Black

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780914153139

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 2035

Documents the 1933 pact between the Third Reich and German Jewish leaders which promised an end to the Jewish-led boycott of German goods and anti-Nazi protest in exchange for permission for sixty thousand Jews to emigrate to Palestine.

A History of Modern Israel


Author: Colin Shindler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107311217

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6914

Colin Shindler's remarkable history begins in 1948, as waves of immigrants arrived in Israel from war-torn Europe to establish new cities, new institutions, and a new culture founded on the Hebrew language. Optimistic beginnings were soon replaced with the sobering reality of wars with Arab neighbours, internal ideological differences, and ongoing confrontation with the Palestinians. In this updated edition, Shindler covers the significant developments of the last decade, including the rise of the Israeli far right, Hamas's takeover and the political rivalry between Gaza and the West Bank, Israel's uneasy dealings with the new administration in the United States, political Islam and the potential impact of the Arab Spring on the region as a whole. This sympathetic yet candid portrayal asks how a nation that emerged out of the ashes of the Holocaust and was the admiration of the world is now perceived by many Western governments in a less than benevolent light.

Boycott and Blacklist

A History of Arab Economic Warfare Against Israel


Author: A. J. Sarna

Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 5156

The book examines the operations of the economic sanctions deployed against Israel as well as against foreign corporations and organizations maintaining commercial relations with that country. In addition, this boycott is scrutinized in terms of its compatibility with international law, its economic impact on Israel, and its serious spillover effects on national governments in relation to considerations of domestic sovereignty, anti-Semitism, free trade principles, and public morality.