The unconscious aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict
“A rich combination of history, culture, religion, and psychology…
A most engaging, articulate, and sensible overview that is
(Pub Date: February 17, 2005; $35.00, 0-299-20250-X Cloth, Available for $23.10 from Amazon.com at www.spme.net/spmemart.html )
“Falk’s command of many literatures and disciplines is at once awesome and necessary for the task of psychoanalytic interpretation he assigns himself…. His writing is clear, at times beautiful.”-Howard F. Stein, Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
This is the first English-language book to apply psychoanalysis to the most intractable international struggle in the world today-the Arab-Israeli conflict. Two ethnic groups fight over a single territory that both consider to be theirs by historical right. Avner Falk makes a close historical examination to show that the two parties to this tragic conflict have missed innumerable opportunities for a rational partition of the territory between them and for a permanent state of peace and prosperity rather than perennial bloodshed and misery.
Avner Falk is one of the foremost Israeli political psychologists and the best-known Israeli psychohistorian who has taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Medicine. He is author of psychoanalytic biographies of Moshe Dayan, David Ben-Gurion, and Theodor Herzl and of A Psychoanalytic History of the Jews.