Understanding psychological bases of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Daniel Bar-Tal

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Published by International Center for Peace in the Middle East in [Tel-Aviv, Israel] .

Written in English

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  • Arab-Israeli conflict -- Psychological aspects.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 75-84).

Book details

StatementDaniel Bar-Tal.
SeriesDiscussion paper ;, 12, Discussion paper (International Center for Peace in the Middle East) ;, 12.
LC ClassificationsDS119.7 .B284145 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination84 p. ;
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1156593M
LC Control Number94133240

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