Dishonest Broker: The Role of the United States in Palestine and Israel

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This latest work by Naseer Aruri focuses on the failed Middle East "peace process."

Aruri analyzes the evolving relationship between the United States and the two protagonists—the Palestinians and Israel—and argues that the U.S. rejectionist policy toward Palestinian participation and Palestinian rights has become a policy that focuses more on the process and than on peace.

Aruri argues that the special relationship between the United States ...

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Overview

This latest work by Naseer Aruri focuses on the failed Middle East "peace process."

Aruri analyzes the evolving relationship between the United States and the two protagonists—the Palestinians and Israel—and argues that the U.S. rejectionist policy toward Palestinian participation and Palestinian rights has become a policy that focuses more on the process and than on peace.

Aruri argues that the special relationship between the United States and Israel turned into a strategic alliance after the war in 1967—ruling out a role of honest brokering for the United States—all other would-be peacemakers and facilitators were held at bay. The U.S. diplomatic -monopoly continues to serve as the single most effective means to accomplish Israel’s goals. It sustains Israel, protecting it from international scrutiny, and engineers the gridlock that allows the Israeli government to negotiate indefinitely.

Bolstered by September 11, U.S. policy at present, is Israel’s: fix the blame on the Palestinian partner, declare Arafat unfit to rule, and demand his removal. Aruri demonstrates how American diplomacy has come to a grinding halt, providing a cover for Ariel Sharon’s Israel to crush the Palestinians.

Naseer Aruri is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, and the former co-chair of Amnesty International. He lectures widely on the politics and history of the Middle East.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896086876
  • Publisher: South End Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,013,814
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction A Flawed Peace Process
1 Palestine, the Arabs, and United States Policy
2 The Evolution of U.S. Global Strategy
3 The Special Relationship and Strategic Alliance During and After the Cold War
4 The Obstruction of Peace
5 The Marginalization of the Palestine Question
6 The Further Marginalization of the Palestine Question
7 Unreciprocal Reciprocity
8 Jerusalem and a Changing American Policy
9 The United States and the Palestine Refugee Question
10 Camp David, the Intifada, and the End of Oslo
11 Bush and Sharon: Defining the Path
12 Redress, the Single State, and International Solidarity
Conclusion: A Peace Process or a Negotiating Strategy?
App. 1 U.S. Assistance to Israel: FY1949 - FY2001
App. 2 Arms Transfers to Israel: 1993 - 2000
App. 3 Settlements and Settlers in the West Bank: 1967 - 2001
Index
About the Author
About South End Press
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