Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can be Resolved / Edition 1by Alan Dershowitz
Pub. Date: 08/18/2006
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
President Bill Clinton
In this important book, Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz sets out a practical, realistic road map for
"Dershowitz offers a pragmatic proposal rooted in the lessons of the past and the opportunities of the present. Hopeful and wise, the blueprint for stability presented in this book is among the best in recent years."
President Bill Clinton
In this important book, Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz sets out a practical, realistic road map for Arab-Israeli peace, rigorously analyzing all the tough issues surrounding the conflict and pointing the way toward a secure and equitable two-state solution. From the division of Jerusalem and Israeli counterterrorism measures to the security fence and the Iranian nuclear threat, he identifies twelve geopolitical barriers to peace, explaining how to move around them and push the process forward. In a companion Web site, Dershowitz reflects on the new dynamics in the Middle East in the wake of Ariel Sharon's illness and the Hamas victory, making this provocative but clearheaded blueprint for peace more vital than ever.
For new insight by Alan Dershowitz on the Arab-Israeli conflict visit www.wiley.com/go/dershowitz
"Alan Dershowitz has been on the forefront of making the case for Israel and against terrorism. Now he turns his attention to making the case for peace. He understands, as I do, how difficult it is to achieve peace with security. He confronts these difficulties with insight and with the benefit of years of experience."
"Alan Dershowitz's The Case for Peace is a sober, pragmatic, and yet enthusiastic voice for peace between Israel and Palestine, to be based not on sentimentalist wishful thinking and not on dogmatic theorizing but on realism and empathy. I read it with thrill."
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgments.
Introduction: The Case for Peace.
PART I: Overcoming the Geopolitical Barriers to Peace.
1. The End Result: Two States with Secure and Recognized Borders.
2. Is the One-State Solution a Barrier to Peace?
3. Is a Noncontiguous Palestinian State a Barrier to Peace?
4. Can Peace Be Achieved without Compromising Rights?
5. Is the Division of Jerusalem a Barrier to Peace?
6. Are the Informal Geneva Accords a Basis for or a Barrier to Peace?
7. Can Israel Make Peace and Prevent Terrorism at the Same Time?
8. Are Israeli Counterterrorism Measures the Cause of Suicide Bombings and a Barrier to Peace?
9. What If a Palestinian State Became a Launching Pad for Terrorism?
10. Will Civil Wars Be Necessary to Bring About Peace?
11. Is the Security Fence a Barrier to Peace?
12. Is a Militarized Palestine a Barrier to Peace?
13. Is the Iranian Nuclear Threat a Barrier to Peace?
PART II: Overcoming the Hatred Barriers to Peace.
14. More Palestinian Than the Palestinians.
15. More Israeli Than the Israelis.
16. A Case Study in Hate and Intimidation.
17. Will Anti-Semitism Decrease as Israel Moves toward Peace with the Palestinians?
Conclusion: The Contributions Peace Can Make.
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In this review of the obstacles to peace posed by hatred of Israel among, inter alia, radical Islam, academia, the UN, and western Europeans, Dershowitz once again places the onus on Israel's enemies to justify the double standard that they impose on the Jewish state. Dershowitz discusses the various arguments posed by those who would rather continue to villify Israel as opposed to sitting down and negotiating a just and lasting peace -- e.g., the security barrier, the Arabs' insistence on their 'right to return' to Israel proper, thereby negating the Jewish character of the state, and the fact that Palestine (like many countries of the world) will be a noncontiguous state. Similar to the Case for Israel, Dershowitz lays out the various arguments against peace posed by the anti-Israel establishment and carefully and logically refutes them, thereby placing the onus back on the opponents of peace. In that vein, Dershowitz also takes aim at the ultra-nationalist Israeli right wing and duly criticizes it as an enemy to peace as well, with its own set of contrived justifications for its stance against the peace process. In the end, while the strident tone of Dershowitz's book will undoubtedly be off-putting to Israel's persistent detractors, those detractors are urged to get beyond that tone and seriously reconsider their positions -- as did left wing feminist writer Phyllis Chesler (See, The New Anti-Semitism: The Current Crisis and What We Must Do about It.) I look forward to a response from Noam Chomsky and company. They have their work cut out for them.