May 20,1999 - Newswire Release

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Professor Dowty may be reached by email at or by telephone at (219) 631-5098.p. Monday’s landslide election of Ehud Barak as prime minister of Israel prefigures the emergence of a more centrist Israeli foreign policy, according to Alan Dowty, professor of government and international studies and fellow in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. In a recently published Kroc Institute Policy Brief, Dowty writes that the election of Barak could give rise to a “national unity government” which would “exclude only the far left and far right,” resuscitate the now moribund peace talks with the Palestinians, and revive negotiations with Syria and Lebanon.p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1975, Dowty was chairman of the department of international relations at Hebrew University in Jerusalem for 12 years, during which time he also served as executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations. He is the author of “The Jewish State: A Century Later.”p. Kroc Institute Policy Briefs are available in email and print versions and on the Kroc Institute’s webpage at . Policy briefs may be received via email from . “Subscribe Policy Briefs” should be written in the subject line. Printed copies may be ordered from Hal Culbertson, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 100 Hesburgh Center for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-0639.

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