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Economic Cooperation In The Middle East
Economic Cooperation In The Middle East
Edited by Gideon Fishelson
Westview Press, 1989, 372 pp

There is an air of unreality about this book. It lays out many possibilities of economic cooperation and development involving Israel and Arab states (including a Marshall Plan equivalent) that, given present political conditions, cannot be brought into being. The idea of peace through mutually beneficial economic projects has a long and sad history in the area. The volume does contain useful data and analyses on a wide range of economic problems, however, mainly but not only by Israeli authors.