Deadly Embrace / Edition 1

Deadly Embrace / Edition 1

by Ilana Kass, Bard O'Neill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761805354

ISBN-13: 9780761805359

Pub. Date: 11/07/1996

Publisher: University Press of America

The purpose of this book is three-fold: First, drawing on a wide array of primary and secondary sources, it aims to compare and contrast the historical roots, goals, strategies, organizational structures, and current activities of Palestinian and Israeli opponents of any mutual compromise. Second, the book assesses the dynamic interaction of two rejectionist

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The purpose of this book is three-fold: First, drawing on a wide array of primary and secondary sources, it aims to compare and contrast the historical roots, goals, strategies, organizational structures, and current activities of Palestinian and Israeli opponents of any mutual compromise. Second, the book assesses the dynamic interaction of two rejectionist movements, espousing mutually exclusive political agendas and demonstrates how they feed off and reinforce each others enmities. Third, the book seeks to expose to public scrutiny a deeply-entrenched phenomenon that has continued to lurk in the shadows, while enjoying both tacit and direct support from segments within the American Arab and Jewish communities. Although such recent outrages as the Hebron massacre, the Rabin assassination and the spate of suicide bombings in Israel's cities have re-centered attention on Middle Eastern terrorism, the primary focus has been on lone actions of deranged individuals. In contrast, the authors contend that what we have witnessed thus far is merely the tip of the iceberg—overt manifestations of a deep-seated, festering problem, namely: increasingly militant insurgent movements, united in their near-term aim of destroying the peace process, but ultimately sworn to destroy each other. The book concludes with a set of policy choices and recommendations which the U.S., Israel and the Palestinian National Authority should pursue in tandem to marginalize the rejectionist threat, before it escalates to hitherto unimaginable levels of violence. Co-published with the National Institute of Public Policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761805359
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
11/07/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Ch. IOn Internal Warfare3
Ch. IIThe Context of Israeli Rejectionism61
Ch. IIIAnalytical Assessment of Israeli Rejectionism115
Ch. IVThe Context of Palestinian Rejectionism213
Ch. VAnalytical Assessment of Palestinian Rejectionism249
Ch. VIThe Deadly Embrace: Implications for the Peace Process313
Index341
About the Authors347

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