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  • Series: Seven Stories' Open Media
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press; Seven Stories Press 1st Ed edition (November 5, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583225382
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583225387
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,723,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

TANYA REINHART is a professor of linguistics and cultural studies at Tel Aviv University and at the University of Utrecht. She is most well known academically for her contribution to theoretical linguistics. In 1994, following the Oslo agreements, which she viewed as a painful deception of the Palestinian people, and the setting of a sophisticated Apartheid regime, she turned to political writing. She has had a regular critical column in the biggest Israeli daily, Yediot Aharonot, as well as many other articles online. For more information, visit Reinhart's web site at http://www.tau.ac.il/~reinhart.

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55 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Edgar Hopida on February 4, 2003
Format: Paperback
Despite the many detractors of this book, this book is a wonderful and honest piece on the current situation regarding Palestine and Israel. All the facts are documented, and character attacks put out by the reviewers before me show the brainwashed and rejectionist mentality that effects western academia and media. This book goes well with Norman Finkelstein's book Image and Reality of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict and Fateful Triangle by Noam Chomsky. It seems that whenever scholars or people speak out against the unlawful practices of the Israeli government, people are labeled as anti semites and this and that. This cant be applied to this author or noam chomsky or norman finkelstein. All of them are Jews and all of them have documented the evidence. So instead of attacking this book based on rejectionist literature and models, confirm it from the sources its drawn on
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43 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Smitty88 on March 26, 2003
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I am ordering two more copies of this book to lend to friends. It is essential reading from a respected Israeli academic for anyone wanting to have a real understanding of current Israel/Palestine problems and a reasonable resolution.
Reconciliation is difficult unless based on truth and it is the truths presented here - confirmed to me by other Israelis as well as by my observations - that have been systematically avoided by persistant propaganda that have impeded it.
It is ironic that the greatest long-term threat to the safety and security of Israel and Palestine is those Americans who most loudly and vociferously support Sharon's stated efforts to purge the entire land of Palestinians.
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60 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Charles Albert Homsy on May 13, 2003
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Professor Reinhart presents a history of the Israel/ Palestine conflict with coincides with at least four other books on this subject. Her power is to write cogently and clearly on the key elements in the Zionist taking of most of British mandate Palestine. She argues clearly and persuasively that it is in the interest of both parties that Israel withdraw from the Occupied Territories and thereby permit a viable Palestinian state on these 22 % of the mandate Palestine. A must read for any person wanting to understand the genesis and unfolding of the conflict. Her suggested resolution is persuasive to this reader.
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41 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Rahul Mahajan on October 15, 2002
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Tanya Reinhart's book is a gem, combining analytical precision with in-depth understanding of her own society. She doesn't just blow apart the myth of Barak's "generous offer" -- she gives us a plausible interpretation of Barak's strategic reasoning. The fundamental question in Israeli society right now is, as she says, "How to end the War of 1948." Her counterposition of the two options -- Oslo-style apartheid vs. "transfer" -- is right on the money, but she goes further, exploring the civilian-military split at the heart of the question. Her analysis that Barak, like Sharon, is an advocate of transfer, and that both his non-negotiations with Syria and his non-offer at Camp David were deliberately designed to manipulate Israeli public opinion is original and compelling. The suggestions of high-level Israeli military collusion are intriguing, although likely the full story will come out only years later. Tanya Reinhart has not just repackaged standard analysis of the occupation -- she has seen deeper into the past five years of Israeli state policy than anyone else writing in English.
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31 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Ante, Halmstad University on May 3, 2004
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This is dynamite, I love it. I have been a friend of Israel's policy for a long time, mostly because of it well oiled military force (air force to be precise) and everything they've done. A purely professional, military opinion.
But it is reveling to read Tanya Reinhart, an expert on theoretical linguistics at Tel Aviv University, put forward all these facts about the conflict that has been hidden from the world community for more than half of a century. She also reveals what she calls "The Oslo Apartheid" and compares it with South Africans Apartheid system. It enlightes you I promise. It is objective and very well written.
She makes it clear that only an immediate and unconditional withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza can bring peace to the area. And she also states that in a 2002 survey 77 percent of Palestinians still agree that "both Israel and Palestine have the right to live in peace and security."
One of the most chocking facts are that the Israel's military force(taking order from the country's leaders), which is one of the most powerful in the world, also backed by the United States, deliberately shoots civilian Palestinians, not to kill, but to wound them and to practice. United States is of course the rouge state here. They block every UN resolution just to please the Jewish lobby in Washington D.C. And because of that Israel can continue to laugh at the UN Resolutions and crimes against the Geneva Conventions. It's a fact Serbians that committed war crimes face the Haag tribunal, but what about Israeli leaders, and of course Hamas terrorist.
To make peace USA HAVE to stop support Israel with money and guns. But as a student of international relations and political science at Halmstad University I recommend this book, it's great.
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41 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Diane on October 12, 2003
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For me this book begins to answer many of the questions I've had about the conflict, including:
(1) why have Palestinian negotiators been so "stubborn" about agreeing to deals in which Israel returns up to 90% (or 97%, depending on what you read) of the land?
(2) why are extraordinary sums of U.S. tax dollars going to support such clearly visible oppression and killing of innocent people?
(3) why is Israel allowed to ignore all U.N. resolutions and keep international inquiries at bay?
(4) what are the U.S. media not telling us?
This book does NOT answer how those in the U.S. administration who fanatically decry destruction of a human embryo as "murder" can justify and support bulldozing homes with living human men, women and children inside.
(One reviewer of this book concerns herself almost entirely with the supposedly contradictory choice of the date 1948 rather than 1967 in the subtitle, but the author clearly states that she chose 1948 because that was when the current ethnic cleansing began.)
Many of us have seen the photograph of Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam Hussein (BEFORE Saddam became a 'bad guy'?). That image haunts me. What is the potential of Ariel Sharon, who openly flaunts his power and has at his fingertips numerous weapons of mass destruction?
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