Elman speaks on the Future of Middle East Peace

Elman, MiriamMiriam F. Elman, associate professor of political science, discussed the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in a talk entitled "Is Israel Too Democratic? Or, How Israel's Messy Politics are Ruining the Chances for a Middle East Peace." Elman's presentation, which took place on June 11 at Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas in Dewitt, N.Y., focused on the mistakes made by both the Palestinian Authority and Israel's government which contributed to the collapse of the recent peace talks. Elman also highlighted how Israel's democratic political system poses obstacles for successful peacemaking. The event was attended by over 60 SU faculty and students, and members of the community, including the President of the Jewish Federation of Central New York Inc. and its members of the Board. The event included a book-signing reception co-hosted by CBS-CS, Syracuse University Press, and the SU Bookstore. Elman's books, Democracy and Conflict Resolution: the Dilemmas of Israel's Peacemaking (co-edited with Oded Haklai and Hendrik Spruyt) and Jerusalem: Conflict and Cooperation in a Contested City (co-edited with Madelaine Adelman) were published by Syracuse University Press in 2014. 06/13/14