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Prophets without Honor

The Untold Story of the 2000 Camp David Summit and the Making of Today's Middle East

Shlomo Ben-Ami

Prophets without Honor

Prophets without Honor

The Untold Story of the 2000 Camp David Summit and the Making of Today's Middle East

Prophets without Honor

 

Prophets without Honor tells the story of the grueling attempts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and presents an in-depth examination of the reasons for its resilience. In what is the most non-partisan, comprehensive, and balanced account by an insider representing one of the parties, Shlomo Ben-Ami describes the specific factors that impede a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and sheds light on the dilemmas that stand at the center of any peace enterprise.


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Beschrijving Prophets without Honor

A high-level insider's history of the efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from 2000 Camp David Talks to the present, that explains why successive attempts have all failed.

The clash between Israel and Palestine has been one of the most emotionally engaging causes of modern times. Prophets without Honor tells the story of the grueling attempts to solve the conflict and examines the reasons for its resilience. Shlomo Ben-Ami, who participated at a high level in the July 2000 Camp David peace talks that almost led to a historic deal, uses his insider experience to illuminate the specific factors that impede a solution to the conflict. He finds that the
occupation's traits of permanence, Israel's insatiable quest for Lebensraum, and a hopelessly fragmented and disoriented Palestinian national movement are to blame.

Ben-Ami challenges the funereal historiography that emerged in the wake of the Camp David process, when—for the first time ever—Israelis and Palestinians engaged in the Sisyphean task of breaking the taboos surrounding the conflict. The Clinton Peace Parameters that emerged out of this process eventually became the litmus test of every serious peace proposal in the future. But ill-conceived perceptions of the other party, all-or-nothing theological fanaticism, and a lack of bold and
enlightened leadership have made these attempts at peace-making a defining failure of the two-state concept. Ben-Ami scrutinizes the ominous alternatives to the two-state solution, such as the binational state, a unilateral pullout from much of the West Bank, and Donald Trump's Deal of the Century. He also
examines the merits of a Jordanian-Palestinian solution. In discussing Palestine from a comparative perspective, he underlines its singularity while also shedding light on the dilemmas that stand at the center of any peace enterprise. Ultimately, his account is the most non-partisan, comprehensive, and balanced written by an insider representing one of the parties.


ISBN
9780190060473
Pagina's
368
Verschijnt
NUR
754
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

Politicologie