The Potential Impact of Palestinian Nonviolent Struggle on Israel: Preliminary Lessons and Projections for the Future

  title={The Potential Impact of Palestinian Nonviolent Struggle on Israel: Preliminary Lessons and Projections for the Future},
  author={Omri Arens and Edward E. Kaufman},
  journal={The Middle East Journal},
  pages={231 - 252}
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