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Author Ross, Dennis.

Title The missing peace : the inside story of the fight for Middle East peace / Dennis Ross.

Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Rosen  956.053 R733m 2004    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvi, 840 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Understanding why Israelis, Arabs, and Palestinians see the world the way they do -- The road to Madrid: first they must be able to talk -- Rabin, presidential transition, the Syrian pocket and Oslo -- From Oslo to the Palestinian authority -- The evolution of the Syrian talks -- King Hussein fulfills his grandfather's legacy -- The interim agreement -- The Rabin assassination -- Was Asad up to it? -- Could the peace process be saved? -- Bibi wins, will peace lose? -- The endless Hebron shuttle -- One last push to settle Hebron -- From breakthrough to stalemate -- The 13 percent solution -- Prelude to Wye -- The Wye Summit -- Bibi surrenders to the right and loses the Israeli public -- Initially no contact with PM-elect Barak, but great expectations -- Syria's my priority -- Asad's surprise -- The rise and fall of the Israeli-Syrian deal -- From stalemate to Camp David -- The Camp David Summit -- The denouement -- From Camp David to the Intifada to the Clinton ideas -- Learning the lessons of the past and applying them to the future.
Summary "In The Missing Peace, his inside story of the Middle East peace process, Dennis Ross recounts the search for enduring peace in that troubled region with unprecedented candor and insight. As the chief Middle East peace negotiator for both George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Ross came to be the lone figure respected by all parties to the negotiations: Democrats and Republicans, Palestinians and Israelis, prime ministers and ordinary people of the streets of Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Washington, D.C. Ross tells the story of the peace process from 1988, when he joined the State Department under James Baker, up to the collapse of negotiations in the last days of the Clinton administration - an outcome that led Palestinians to commence a grisly "second Intifada" and Israel to wage a punishing military offensive in the West Bank and Gaza. He takes us behind the scenes to see high-stakes diplomacy as it is actually conducted, recounting the round-the-clock summit meetings and secret negotiations, the stalemates and broken promises. And he explains the issues at the heart of the struggle for peace: border disputes, Israeli security, the Palestinian "right of return," and the status of Jerusalem. The Missing Peace explains why Middle East peace remains so elusive."--Jacket.
Subject Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Peace.
Israel -- Politics and government -- 1993-
Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government.
Ross, Dennis.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Ross, Dennis. (OCoLC)fst00167158
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Peace. (OCoLC)fst00812230
International relations. (OCoLC)fst00977053
Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01051620
Political science. (OCoLC)fst01069781
Israel. (OCoLC)fst01204236
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term Since 1993
ISBN 0374199736

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