Articles

  • June 01, 2016|Steven PlautMiddle East Quarterly

    Israel's Socialist Dreams vs. Capitalist Realities

    A colorful legend holds that when God offered the Torah to the Israelites at Mt. Sinai, they were reluctant to accept it. God then lifted the mountain over their heads in a threatening manner, mak-ing them an offer they could not refuse. They

  • June 01, 2014|Steven PlautMiddle East Quarterly

    The Myth of Ethnic Inequality in Israel

    It is commonplace to attribute much of Israel's domestic tensions to supposed Jewish discrimination against the country's Arab citizens.[1] Nearly every Israeli Arab nongovernmental organization insists that such discrimination characterizes the...

  • September 01, 2011|Steven PlautMiddle East Quarterly

    Israel's Tenured Extremists

    Israel is under assault from within and not just from the usual suspects. Its legitimacy and, in many cases, its very existence are being attacked by a domestic academic fifth column. Hundreds of professors and lecturers, employed by Israel's

  • June 01, 1999|Steven PlautMiddle East Quarterly

    The Collapsing Syrian Economy

  • March 01, 1999|Steven PlautMiddle East Quarterly

    Palestinian Irredentism: A Warning from History

  • March 01, 1997|Steven PlautMiddle East Quarterly

    Has Oslo Brought a Peace Dividend?

  • January 01, 0001|Steven PlautMiddle East Quarterly

    Land for Peace: The French Solution

  • January 01, 0001|Howard A. Cohen and Steven PlautMiddle East Quarterly

    Quenching the Levant's Thirst

  • January 01, 0001|Steven PlautMiddle East Quarterly

    Continue the Peace Process?: No, It's Heading for Disaster

    Steven Plaut is senior lecturer in business and economics at the University of Haifa, Israel. Nearly two years after The Handshake on the White House lawn, how do things stand from Israel's point of view? What are the consequences of the...