In Pursuit of Peace: A History of the Israeli Peace Movement

In Pursuit of Peace: A History of the Israeli Peace Movement

by Mordechai Bar-On
     
 

ISBN-10: 1878379542

ISBN-13: 9781878379542

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)

When the Israeli prime minister and the PLO chairman shook hands on the White House lawn in 1993, Israeli peace activists had good reason to celebrate this major step on the long road to peace. This book tells the story of the Israeli peace movement and the role it played in that pursuit of peace. It is an eloquent, fascinating account of a remarkably diverse and…  See more details below

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When the Israeli prime minister and the PLO chairman shook hands on the White House lawn in 1993, Israeli peace activists had good reason to celebrate this major step on the long road to peace. This book tells the story of the Israeli peace movement and the role it played in that pursuit of peace. It is an eloquent, fascinating account of a remarkably diverse and determined cast of activists: from war-weary soldiers to hard-headed politicians, careful scholars to impassioned artists. Drawing on his experience in the peace movement, Bar-On provides intimate portraits of groups like Peace Now, Yesh Gvul, and the Women in Black. He also provides a sweeping historical synthesis of the course of the Israeli-Arab conflict, especially between 1967 and 1993.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878379542
Publisher:
United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Zero-Sum: The First Two Decades3
2The Debate over Peace Options in the Labor Party, 1967-7025
3Professors for Peace45
4The October War and the End of Labor Supremacy, 1973-7769
5Shalom Achshav - Peace Now93
6Consolidation, 1980-81119
7War in the Land of Cedars: The Fragmentation of the Peace Movement137
8Peace and Ethnicity157
9Under the Shadow of National Unity, 1984-87173
10The Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue199
11Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising, 1987-88219
12Time for Peace?249
13From Sealed Rooms to Madrid271
14A Handshake on the White House Lawn291
Conclusion315
Notes333
Select Bibliography419
Index431

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