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February 24, 2012

ULM political science professor publishes essay on book about Arab-Israeli relations

Dr. John W. Sutherlin, associate professor of political science at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has published an essay in the International Journal of Business and Social Science.

His essay discusses the Benny Morris book "1948: The First Arab-Israeli War."

Sutherlin said, "Morris' work was the first in more than a decade to analyze that pivotal year for Israeli independence that Palestinians refer to as a disaster. Only in hindsight does it seem that Israel's existential questions were answered. It is clear from the research that these and others were not."

Sutherlin said that he decided to write an essay on this work last year when approached by an Honor Program student interested in doing a thesis on this period.

"I think there are so many research and publishing opportunities," added Sutherlin, "Especially when you include students and their interests."

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