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Author Amit, Zalman

Title Israeli rejectionism : a hidden agenda in the Middle East peace process / Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit

Publ Info London ; New York : Pluto Press, 2011
 RWU Main Library  DS119.7 .A66526 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 208 pages ; 22 cm
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Note "Chronology of peace": p. 167-174
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-199) and index
Contents Palestine: homeland for the Jews? : The Peel COmmission: a first stab at partition ; The Biltmore Conference -- The partition of Palestine : Creation of the state ; Initial secret contacts -- Early initiatives : Young officers' revolution in Egypt ; Cross-border hostilities intensify ; Ben Gurion resigns ; Esek habish: the mishap ; Lavon out, Ben Gurion in ; Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal ; The 1956 war -- The lull in hostilities, 1956-67 : Early peace initiatives ; Egypt, Iraq, and Syria form a confederation ; Ben Gurion's final resignation ; Conflict over water -- The aftermath of the June 1967 war : Settlements ; Another round of initiatives ; Israel's terms of negotiation ; The Khartoum summit ; UN Resolution 242 ; From Eshkol to Golda ; The war of attrition ; Palestinians intensify the struggle ; Nasser dies -- From Yom Kippur to Lebanon : Yatzhak Rabin, fifth prime minister ; The Mahapach ; Carter's initiative ; Sadat in Jerusalem ; Camp David I ; The Egypt-Israel peace treaty ; Sadat assassinated -- From Lebanon to Oslo : The Begin doctrine and the bombing of Iraq's nuclear plant ; Sharon wages war ; The Sabra and Shatila massacre ; Super hawk prime minister ; The first Intifada ; Post-Intifada intransigence ; Madrid, another failure-- The PLO as a peace partner? : Oslo ; Rabin's deliberate ambiguity ; The atrocity of Dr. Goldstein ; Oslo on the wane ; Rabin assassinated ; Peres briefly PM ; Netanyahu in power ; Likud's first concessions ; The River Wye Plantation ; Netanyahu calls for new elections, and Barak wins -- Barak leaves no stone unturned : A generous offer shatters the peace camp ; Talks with Syrians rather than Palestine ; From a Syrian to a Palestinian failure ; The focus back on the Palestinians: Camp David II ; The right of return ; The second Intifada ; What actually happened at Taba? -- Peace on a downhill slope : Sharon presents his government ; Egypt proposes peace via Jordon ; The Mitchell Committee report ; Targeted assassinations intensify ; Rehavam Zeevi is killed ; General Zinni's mission: another hapless US effort ; Operation Defensive Shield versus the Saudi peace plan ; Arafat is forced to restructure the PA ; The road map ; The Ayalon-Nusseibeh initiative ; The Geneva Accord ; The Gaza disengagement subterfuge? ; Arafat dies and Abbas rises ; Elections, elections -- Conclusion -- Chronology of peace
Note "The Palestine-Israel conflict is one of the longest running and seemingly intractable confrontations in the modern world. This book delves deep into the 'peace process' to find out why so little progress has been made on the key issues. Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit find overwhelming evidence of Israel rejectionism as the main cause for the failure of peace. They demonstrate that the Israeli leadership has always been against a fairly negotiated peace and have deliberately stalled negotiations for the last 80 years. The motivations behind this rejectionist position have changed, as have the circumstances of the conflict, but the conclusion has remained consistent - peace has not been in the interest of the state of Israel. A fascinating read, and particularly timely as the Obama administration tries once more for a peace settlement, this book draw on a wealth of sources - including Hebrew documents and transcripts - to show that it is the Palestinians who lack a viable 'partner for peace'"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
LC subject Arab-Israeli conflict -- Peace -- History
Israel -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Add Author Levit, Daphna
Alt Title Hidden agenda in the Middle East peace process
ISBN 9780745330280