The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace

The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace

by Dennis Ross
     
 

"The definitive and gripping account of the sometimes exhilarating, often tortured twists and turns in the Middle East peace process, viewed from the front row by one of its major players."--Bill Clinton

The Missing Peace, published to great acclaim last year, is the most candid inside account of the Middle East peace process ever written. Dennis

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"The definitive and gripping account of the sometimes exhilarating, often tortured twists and turns in the Middle East peace process, viewed from the front row by one of its major players."--Bill Clinton

The Missing Peace, published to great acclaim last year, is the most candid inside account of the Middle East peace process ever written. Dennis Ross, the chief Middle East peace negotiator in the presidential administrations of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, is that rare figure who is respected by all parties: Democrats and Republicans, Palestinians and Israelis, presidents and people on the street in Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Washington, D.C.

Ross recounts the peace process in detail from 1988 to the breakdown of talks in early 2001 that prompted the so-called second Intifada-and takes account of recent developments in a new afterword written for this edition. It's all here: Camp David, Oslo, Geneva, Egypt, and other summits; the assassination of Yitzak Rabin; the rise and fall of Benjamin Netanyahu; the very different characters and strategies of Rabin, Yasir Arafat, and Bill Clinton; and the first steps of the Palestinian Authority. For the first time, the backroom negotiations, the dramatic and often secretive nature of the process, and the reasons for its faltering are on display for all to see. The Missing Peace explains, as no other book has, why Middle East peace remains so elusive.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374529802
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
880
Sales rank:
718,079
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Why Israelis, Arabs, and Palestinians see the world the way they do15
Ch. 2The road of Madrid46
Ch. 3Rabin, presidential transition, the Syrian pocket, and Oslo88
Ch. 4From Oslo to the Palestinian authority122
Ch. 5The evolution of the Syrian talks137
Ch. 6King Hussein fulfills his grandfather's legacy164
Ch. 7The interim agreement188
Ch. 8The Rabin assassination : would tragedy produce opportunity?209
Ch. 9Was Asad up to it?216
Ch. 10Could the peace process be saved?246
Ch. 11Bibi wins : will peace lose?256
Ch. 12The endless Hebron shuttle269
Ch. 13One last push to settle Hebron293
Ch. 14From breakthrough to stalemate323
Ch. 15The 13 percent solution349
Ch. 16Prelude to Wye398
Ch. 17The Wye summit415
Ch. 18Bibi surrenders to the right and loses the Israeli public460
Ch. 19Great expectations for Barak495
Ch. 20"Syria's my priority"509
Ch. 21Asad's surprise536
Ch. 22The rise and fall of the Israeli-Syrian deal549
Ch. 23From stalemate to Camp David591
Ch. 24The Camp David summit650
Ch. 25The Denouements : from Camp David to the Intifada to the Clinton ideas712
Ch. 26Learning the lessons of the past and applying them to the future759

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