On Opposite Sides of the Hill: Syrian and Israeli Perspectives

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This essay analyzes Israeli and Syrian mutual perceptions and policy-making in the context of Syria's failed quest to achieve "strategic parity" with Israel and the new regional realities following the collapse of the former Soviet Union. The author highlights each party's continued perception of the other as a hostile enemy bent on regional hegemony and exposes a gap between the parties that is still deep despite the current adoption of the "peace process" as the strategic option of choice by both countries.
A review of four books on the subject.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReview essays in Israel studies
EditorsLaura Zittrain Eisenberg, Neil Caplan
Place of PublicationAlbany, N.Y
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780585353913, 9780791444214, 0585353913, 079144421X, 9780791444221, 9780791493311, 0791444228, 0791493318
StatePublished - 2000

Publication series

NameBooks on Israel
Volumev. 5
NameSUNY series in Israeli studies


  • ARAB-Israeli conflict, 1948-
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Syria -- Foreign relations -- Israel
  • Israel -- Foreign relations -- Syria

RAMBI Publications

  • rambi
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1948-
  • Israel -- Foreign relations -- Syria
  • Syria -- Foreign relations -- Israel


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