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Brokers of Deceit

How the US Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East
Khalidi, Rashid (Book - 2013 )
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Winner of the 2014 Lionel Trilling Book Award An examination of the failure of the United States as a broker in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, through three key historical moments nbsp; For more than seven decades the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people has raged on with no end in sight, and for much of that time, the United States has been involved as a mediator in the conflict. In this book, acclaimed historian Rashid Khalidi zeroes in on the United States's role as the purported impartial broker in this failed peace process. Khalidi closely analyzes three historical moments that illuminate how the United States' involvement has, in fact, thwarted progress toward peace between Israel and Palestine. The first moment he investigates is the "Reagan Plan" of 1982, when Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin refused to accept the Reagan administration's proposal to reframe the Camp David Accords more impartially. The second moment covers the period after the Madrid Peace Conference, from 1991 to 1993, during which negotiations between Israel and Palestine were brokered by the United States until the signing of the secretly negotiated Oslo accords. Finally, Khalidi takes on President Barack Obama's retreat from plans to insist on halting the settlements in the West Bank. Through in-depth research into and keen analysis of these three moments, as well as his own firsthand experience as an advisor to the Palestinian delegation at the 1991 pre-Oslo negotiations in Washington, DC, Khalidi reveals how the United States and Israel have actively colluded to prevent a Palestinian state and resolve the situation in Israel's favor. Brokers of Deceit bares the truth about why peace in the Middle East has been impossible to achieve: for decades, US policymakers have masqueraded as unbiased agents working to bring the two sides together, when, in fact, they have been the agents of continuing injustice, effectively preventing the difficult but essential steps needed to achieve peace in the region.
Authors: Khalidi, Rashid
Title: Brokers of deceit
how the US has undermined peace in the Middle East
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts :, Beacon Press,, 2013.
Characteristics: pages cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Introduction : dishonest brokers
The first moment : Begin and Palestinian autonomy in 1982
The second moment : the Madrid-Washington negotiations, 1991-93
The third moment: Barack Obama and Palestine, 2009-12
Conclusion : Israel's lawyer.
Local Note: 15 53 118 148 152 203 244
ISBN: 080704475X
9780807044759
Statement of Responsibility: Rashid Khalidi
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Palestine Politics and government. United States Foreign relations 1989- United States Foreign relations 1981-1989. Middle East Foreign relations United States. United States Foreign relations Middle East. Arab-Israeli conflict Peace.
Topical Term: Arab-Israeli conflict
LCCN: 2012044821
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Jul 24, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

American-brokered political process that for more than thirty-five years has reinforced the subjugation of the Palestinian people, provided Isreal and the United States with a variety of advantages, and made considerabley more unlikely the prospects of a just and lasting settlement of the conflict between Isreal and the Arabs.

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