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Arab-Israeli Relations

Israel's Foreign Minister and head of Yisrael Beitenu party Avigdor Lieberman stands on a hill overlooking the Gaza Strip, as he campaigns in the southern town of Sderot (REUTERS/Amir Cohen).

Past Event

Israel’s periphery doctrine and search for Middle East allies

March 12, 2015

On March 12, The Intelligence Project at Brookings hosted author Yossi Alpher for a discussion of Israel's "periphery doctrine," which sought to develop relations with non-Arab and non-Muslim countries and minorities in the Middle East, as a means of fortifying Israel from adversarial Arab nationalist elements. Alpher outlined the components, successes, and failures of the periphery doctrine; the strategy’s recent revitalization; and how the doctrine should be adapted to meet new global challenges.

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