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Preventing Palestine [electronic resource] : A Political History from Camp David to Oslo / Seth Anziska.

Author/Creator:
Anziska, Seth author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2018]
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Book
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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On the fortieth anniversary of the Camp David Accords, a groundbreaking new history that shows how Egyptian-Israeli peace ensured lasting Palestinian statelessnessFor seventy years Israel has existed as a state, and for forty years it has honored a peace treaty with Egypt that is widely viewed as a triumph of U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East. Yet the Palestinians-the would-be beneficiaries of a vision for a comprehensive regional settlement that led to the Camp David Accords in 1978-remain stateless to this day. How and why Palestinian statelessness persists are the central questions of Seth Anziska's groundbreaking book, which explores the complex legacy of the agreement brokered by President Jimmy Carter.Based on newly declassified international sources, Preventing Palestine charts the emergence of the Middle East peace process, including the establishment of a separate track to deal with the issue of Palestine. At the very start of this process, Anziska argues, Egyptian-Israeli peace came at the expense of the sovereignty of the Palestinians, whose aspirations for a homeland alongside Israel faced crippling challenges. With the introduction of the idea of restrictive autonomy, Israeli settlement expansion, and Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the chances for Palestinian statehood narrowed even further. The first Intifada in 1987 and the end of the Cold War brought new opportunities for a Palestinian state, but many players, refusing to see Palestinians as a nation or a people, continued to steer international diplomacy away from their cause.Combining astute political analysis, extensive original research, and interviews with diplomats, military veterans, and communal leaders, Preventing Palestine offers a bold new interpretation of a highly charged struggle for self-determination.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface: The Road from Gush Etzion
Introduction
CHAPTER 1. Jimmy Carter's Vision
CHAPTER 2. Menachem Begin's Reality
CHAPTER 3. Egypt's Sacrificial Lamb
CHAPTER 4. Camp David and the Triumph of Palestinian Autonomy
CHAPTER 5. Neoconservatives Rising: Reagan and the Middle East
CHAPTER 6. The Limits of Lebanon
CHAPTER 7. Alternatives to the PLO?
CHAPTER 8. A Stillborn Peace
CONCLUSION: The Consequences of State Prevention
Acknowledgments
A Note on Sources
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Mai 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780691183985
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780691183985 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.