Sharing the Promised Land: A Tale of Israelis and Palestinians

Sharing the Promised Land: A Tale of Israelis and Palestinians

by Dilip Hiro
     
 
On September 13, 1993 the world watched, wept and cheered as Israeli and Palestinian leaders shook hands on the White House lawn. Soon after, the PLO returned from exile and Israeli soldiers withdrew from Palestinian cities. Then Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, Benjamin Netanyahu brought the peace process to a halt, settlements continued, the Palestinian economy went

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On September 13, 1993 the world watched, wept and cheered as Israeli and Palestinian leaders shook hands on the White House lawn. Soon after, the PLO returned from exile and Israeli soldiers withdrew from Palestinian cities. Then Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, Benjamin Netanyahu brought the peace process to a halt, settlements continued, the Palestinian economy went into free fall. On both sides, euphoria faded and hopes collapsed.

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This is a highly readable book about the trials and tribulations of Arabs and Jews in Israel today. Hiro, an Indian-born veteran journalist who has written extensively on the contemporary Middle East, provides a fascinating tale of hopes and shattered dreams among Palestinians and Israelis. Furthermore, the author goes beyond the headlines to reveal the contours of everyday struggles by ordinary people and their leaders. The book profiles the main players in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and describes the competing claims of both sides to the "Promised Land." The conflict between secular and religious groups in both Jewish and Arab communities is described in detail, as is the increasingly important role of the Israeli Arabs in consolidating the peace process. The author also describes, in a balanced and objective fashion, internal contradictions within Palestinian and Israeli societies. This engaging book is highly recommended for both lay readers and students of the Arab-Israeli conflict.--Nader Entessar, Spring Hill Coll., Mobile, AL Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566563208
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.36(d)

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