This book offers an analysis of the dynamics of Israeli-European relations and discusses significant developments in that relationship from the late 1950s through to the present day. The emphasis is placed on five broad themes that address different dimensions of the relationship: 1) Israeli-E.U. relations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process; 2) Israeli-E.U. relations in a multilateral context; 3) the bilateral nature of Israeli-E.U. relations; 4) Israeli (mis)perceptions of the E.U.; 5) the future of Israeli-E.U. relations.
Sharon Pardo is a Jean Monnet Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel, and director of the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS). Joel Peters is associate professor in government and international affairs at the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 2006, Peters was the founding director of the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS) and senior lecturer in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.