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Israeli Rejectionism

Israeli Rejectionism

A Hidden Agenda in the Middle East Peace Process

by Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit

An analysis of the Middle East 'peace process' showing that peace has never been in the interest of the state of Israel
This book delves deep into the 'peace process' in Palestine/Israel to find out why so little progress has been made on the key issues.

Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit find overwhelming evidence of Israeli rejectionism as the main cause for the failure of peace. They demonstrate that the Israeli leadership has always been against a fairly negotiated peace and have deliberately stalled negotiations for the last 80 years. The motivations behind this rejectionist position have changed, as have the circumstances of the conflict, but the conclusion has remained consistent - peace has not been in the interest of the state of Israel.

The book draws on a wealth of sources - including Hebrew documents and transcripts - to show that it is the Palestinians who lack a viable 'partner for peace'.

Zalman Amit is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Concordia University in Canada and is the co-author of Israeli Rejectionism (Pluto, 2011).

Daphna Levit taught finance and economics at the Universities of Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion. She is the co-author of Israeli Rejectionism (Pluto, 2011).

Introduction
1. Palestine – Homeland for the Jews?
2. The Partition of Palestine
3. Early Initiatives
4. The Lull in Hostilities 1956-1967
5. The aftermath of the June 1967 war
6. From Yom Kippur to Lebanon
7. From Lebanon to Oslo
8. PLO as Peace Partner?
9. Barak Leaves No Stone Unturned
10. Peace on a Downhill Slope
Conclusion
Chronology
Bibliography
Index
Published by Pluto Press in Feb 2011
Paperback ISBN: 9780745330280
eBook ISBN: 9781783714285

224 pages

135mm x 215mm