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A Possible Peace Between Israel and Palestine: An Insider's Account of the Geneva Initiative

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ISBN-10: 0231139047
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Klein's first-hand account and cogent analysis attests to a positive alternative to the unilateralism and violence that have come to characterize recent Israeli–Palestinian relations.

(Nigel Parsons International Affairs)


Exceptionally interesting and important. An excellent presentation, with full details, of almost all the objective and subjective obstacles that face a settlement of the Zionist-Palestinian conflict, along with concrete suggestions of different ways and tactics to overcome these obstacles.

(Baruch Kimmerling, author of The Invention and Decline of Israeliness)

A model of engaged scholarship. Menachem Klein offers a seamless blend of detailed narrative, hard-headed analysis, and idealistic vision. His book gives us an account of an attempt to devise a two-state solution that engages rather than avoids the issues that have divided generations of Israelis and Palestinians.

(Nathan J. Brown, professor of political science and international affairs, George Washington University, and author of Palestinian Politics After the Oslo Accords: Resuming Arab Palestine)

The unofficial Geneva accord of 2003 was a refutation of the endemic despair of the Middle East. Crafted by Israelis and Palestinians, it showed that a peace agreement can be reached if the will exists. With a scholar's critical analysis and an insider's knowledge, Menachem Klein superbly portrays the drama of negotiations, the obstacles, and the achievements. This will be an essential text for anyone interested in the region, or in diplomacy anywhere.

(Gershom Gorenberg, author of The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977)

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (September 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231139047
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231139045
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,684,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a strange yet hopeful little book. It is strange because it has something like three different narrative styles in a book that is little more than two hundred pages for the main body. The book, which has only four sections (including the epilogue), is at times a memoir, an historical analysis of other peace negotiations and an analysis of how to proceed in the future. I recommend any potential readers check out the introduction because the author discusses his narrative style, and the reasons why he decided to create such an eclectic and strange book. It is important to understand the author's intent from the beginning because if not the style can be disconcerting.

With that said this book is centered on the Geneva Initiative which was a track-two negotiations started in 2003 by an assorted cast of characters. This accord was started by Yossi Beilin who was in the opposition at the time. This initiative was started at a very low point in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The Oslo Accords seemed to be dead in the water, and the Camp David Accords and Taba negotiations were seemingly utter failures. There was tremendous violence perpetrated by both sides and trust had completely collapsed. The Israelis and Palestinians felt betrayed by the last decade of peace talks, and recriminations and blame left both sides feeling as though the gulf had become unbridgeable.

The Geneva Initiative was started to put pressure on both sides to come back to the table, and to prove that there was still a chance for peace and partners to achieve that peace. These talks brought a varied group of negotiators to the table.
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