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The Two-State Dilemma

A Game Theory Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by (author) Michael Dan

Barlow Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2020
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
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Can game theory illuminate the options in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Michael Dan, a former neurosurgeon, examines the most intractable conflict in the world through the lens of game theory, a mathematical approach to decision-making. The Zionist dream, to create a Jewish state with a Jewish majority in the whole of Palestine, is no longer tenable. But neither is two states for two peoples. What options are left, then? The only thing that's for certain is that both sides must find a way to live together. The aim of this book is to give the knowledgeable reader of Israeli-Palestinian affairs a fresh way to look at an old and seemingly intractable conflict.

About the author

A committed philanthropist, Michael Dan is a model of social responsibility and generosity. A former neurosurgeon, he has funded organizations that assist marginalized people in Toronto and helped to create the first privately-endowed research institute in the world geared to the unique health needs of Aboriginal people. His commitment to peace in the Middle East is exemplified by his support for The University of Haifa, the Michael and Amira Dan Professorship in Global Health at The University of Toronto, and the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem. Michael is a member of the Order of Canada, and holds three honorary degrees.

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