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Jonathan Schanzer is the vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the author of Hamas vs. Fatah. He previously worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Jewish Policy Center, and the Middle East Forum. Schanzer has testified before Congress and appeared on Fox News, CNN, and Arabic language television channels including al-Jazeera.
Mr. Schanzer makes those points, and more, clear in a well researched, easy to read narrative.
They should have demanded transparency, meeting objectives for building a state, and good governance before throwing more money at the Palestinian leaders.
I would recommend this book very highly to anyone who wishes to have a real insight as to what is going on within the Palestinian Arab political world.
Dr. Schanzer is one of the best and brightest minds to have delved into this issue. His clear description of the history and consequent recommendations are crucial to a viable... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael Kelley, Business Insider
Well-researched and well-cited, comprehensive and fair explanation of the possibilities and the failures of the Palestinian experiment. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jitney Guy
A fine piece of work that clarifies all the history behind the rise of Abbas to power. He clings to it with high risks facing him. Arafat's contributions to civilization, e.g. Read morePublished 14 months ago by David S. Most