The study addresses the structure of lobby groups that influence the political decision making in Israel, and identifies the influence of lobby groups on the decision-makers, the tools used by lobby groups, the development of those lobby groups and the relationship between the political decisions and the influence of oligarchs over the past two decades.
This is an encyclopedic book, titled “Israel’s International Relations: Contexts, Tools, Breakthroughs and Failures”, it’s the outcome of the work of 18 Palestinian and Arab researchers, international relations and regional policy specialists, in addition to contributions by foreign diplomats who addressed the topic based on their practical experience.
Participations attempting to answer the many questions that came alongside Israel's demand to be recognized as a Jewish state, among which is the question why does Israel demand from the Palestinians, and not any other nation, to recognize it as the national state for the Jewish people? What does Israel want to achieve from such recognition by the Palestinians? What are the consequences of such a recognition on the Palestinians? And what makes such recognition impossible?
This book analyzes the political scene in Israel in light of the 2013 parliamentary elections, concluding that the elections didn’t succeed in getting Israel out of the state of political instability which is signified by the high frequency of party shifts and the fragmentation of the political map, which leads to a parliament with many small sized blocs, lacking a large bloc that can be a strong pillar for power.