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The Netanyahu Years

Author : Ben Caspit
ISBN : 9781250087065
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as Prime Minister of Israel, the longest serving Prime Minister in the country’s history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu’s life under a magnifying glass, focusing on his last two terms in office. "A biography of the steely Israeli prime minister that underscores his relentless, seemingly emotionless competitive drive ... A highly readable portrait of an enigmatic politician." - Kirkus Reviews Caspit covers a wide swath of topics, including Netanyahu’s policies, his political struggles, and his fight against the Iranian nuclear program, and zeroes in on Netanyahu’s love/hate relationship with the American administration, America’s Jews, and his alliances with American business magnates. A timely and important book, The Netanyahu Years is a primer for anyone looking to understand this world leader.

American Jewry And The Oslo Years

Author : Neil Rubin
ISBN : 9781137273772
Genre : History
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In the early 1990s, American Jewish political efforts seemed to be a success story, having won battles to get Jews out of the USSR and to have the Holocaust widely commemorated. Then the 1993 Israeli-PLO Olso Accords wreaked havoc on the traditional unified support for any Israeli government. Meanwhile, internal communal concerns included rising intermarriage, declining affiliation, and intensifying religious tensions. Broad-based membership groups declined, the influence of "mega-donors" rose, and a sense of collectiveness waned. As the Oslo period crashed into the Second Intifada, American Jewish groups rushed to defend Israel, but found a smaller, less interested and more splintered community of supporters. In analyzing what this meant for the American and Israeli Jewish communities—critical constituencies in negotiations—this book explores diverse sources, including newly released biographies, interviews by the author, extensive Jewish and national newspaper reporting, speeches, opinion surveys, important shifts in US Jewish identity, Bill Clinton's unusual bond with American Jewry, and emerging trends in American Christian perspectives.

Still Life With Bombers

Author : David Horovitz
ISBN : 030742796X
Genre : History
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When peace talks between Palestinian and Israeli leaders collapsed at Camp David in 2000, a conflict as bloody as any that had ever occurred between the two peoples began. Now David Horovitz—editor of The Jerusalem Report—explores the quotidian and profound effects this conflict and its attendant terrorism have had on the lives of ordinary men, women and children. Horovitz describes the “grim lottery” of life in Israel since 2000. He makes clear that far from becoming blasé or desensitized, its citizens respond with deepening horror every time the front pages are disfigured by the rows of passport portraits presenting the faces of the newly dead. He takes us to the funeral of a murdered Israeli, where the presence of security personnel underlines that nowhere is safe. He describes how his wife must tell their children to close their eyes when they pass a just-exploded bus on the way to school, so that the images of carnage won’t haunt them. He talks with government officials on both sides of the conflict, with relatives of murdered victims, with Palestinian refugees, and with his own friends and family, letting us sense what it feels like to live with the constant threat and the horrific frequency of shootings and suicide bombings. Examining the motives behind the violence, he blames mistaken policies and actions on the Israeli as well as the Palestinian side, and details the suffering of Palestinians deprived of basic freedoms under strict Israeli controls. But at the root of this conflict, he argues, is terrorism and Yasser Arafat’s deliberate use of it after spurning a genuine opportunity for peace at Camp David, and then misleading his people, and much of the world, about what was on offer there. He describes how the world’s press has too often allowed prejudgment to replace fair-minded reporting. And finally, Horovitz makes us see the vast depth and extent of the mistrust between Israelis and Palestinians and the enormous challenges that underlie new attempts at peacemaking. Human and harrowing—and yet projecting an unexpected optimism—Still Life with Bombers affords us a remarkably balanced and insightful understanding of a seemingly intractable conflict. From the Hardcover edition.

Beyond Oslo The Struggle For Palestine

Author : Ahmed Qurie
ISBN : 9780857710864
Genre : History
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With new talks in the Middle East Peace Process about to begin, the shadows of previous negotiations fall heavily across all involved. In this powerful and absorbing testimony, one of leading figures of the Oslo talks, former Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie (‘Abu Ala’) takes us behind closed doors and inside the negotiating rooms of Wye River, Stockholm and Camp David, where the terms of peace and a Palestinian state were sketched out, argued over, and eventually lost. From his poignant handshake with Leah Rabin at the murdered Premier’s funeral to his electrically-charged secret meeting with Ariel Sharon in the King David Hotel to the Machiavellian plotting inside Camp David, Qurie takes us on a gripping tour of the post-Oslo Peace Process as seen from the inside. In the minutes of these dramatic meetings - released here for the first time - larger than life characters emerge: Bill Clinton, Martin Indyk, Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat. Qurie recounts with candour and insight the rivalries and doubts within the Palestinian side which meant it failed to avert the double catastrophe of Camp David’s failure and President Clinton blaming them for it. This indispensable first-hand account provides a completely new perspective on the history, issues and personalities that will determine the future of the Middle East.

Israel The First Hundred Years

Author : Efraim Karsh
ISBN : 9781135297855
Genre : History
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The end of the British mandate in Palestine heralded the birth of the new state of Israel. It also marked the end of one of the most tumultuous and momentous chapters in Israeli history. But the new state, born into a hostile environment and struggling with the manifold demands of sovereignty, would have to face many post-Independence challenges to its existence, not least in the form of armed conflict and confrontation with its Arab neighbours. This volume examines the conflicts that from the 1948 until the 1967 Six Day War came to define the Israeli struggle for existence.

Contested Lands

Author : Sumantra Bose
ISBN : 9780674024472
Genre : History
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The search for durable peace in lands torn by ethno-national conflict is among the most urgent issues shaping our global future. Looking at the recent and current peace processes in Israel-Palestine, Kashmir, Bosnia, Cyprus, and Sri Lanka Bose addresses the question of how peace can be made, and kept, between warring groups with seemingly incompatible claims.

The Land Beyond Promise

Author : Colin Shindler
ISBN : 186064774X
Genre : History
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This book is an historically informed assessment of the Likud both in and out of government up until 2001, and the Zionism that is central to their ideology. Colin Shindler examines the political and ideological history of Zionism as presented by the Likud, and looks beyond propaganda and myths of left and right. In doing so, Shindler provides a fascinating background essential to understanding the current crisis and possible outcomes between Israeli and Palestinian territories.

One State Two States

Author : Benny Morris
ISBN : 0300156049
Genre : History
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“What is so striking about Morris’s work as a historian is that it does not flatter anyone’s prejudices, least of all his own,” David Remnick remarked in a New Yorker article that coincided with the publication of Benny Morris’s 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War. With the same commitment to objectivity that has consistently characterized his approach, Morris now turns his attention to the present-day legacy of the events of 1948 and the concrete options for the future of Palestine and Israel. The book scrutinizes the history of the goals of the Palestinian national movement and the Zionist movement, then considers the various one- and two-state proposals made by different streams within the two movements. It also looks at the willingness or unwillingness of each movement to find an accommodation based on compromise. Morris assesses the viability and practicality of proposed solutions in the light of complicated and acrimonious realities. Throughout his groundbreaking career, Morris has reshaped understanding of the Israeli-Arab conflict. Here, once again, he arrives at a new way of thinking about the discord, injecting a ray of hope in a region where it is most sorely needed.

Media And The Path To Peace

Author : Gadi Wolfsfeld
ISBN : 0521538629
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines the role of the media in peace processes, arguing that it is often destructive.

Jerusalem Letter

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ISBN : UVA:X006097255
Genre : Jews
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