The Truth About Camp David shatters that myth.
Author: Clayton E. Swisher
Publisher: Hachette UK
The collapse of both sets of Arab-Israeli negotiations in 2000 led not only to recrimination and bloodshed, with the outbreak of the second intifada, but to the creation of a new myth. Syrian and Palestinian intransigence was blamed for the current disastrous state of affairs, as both parties rejected a "generous" peace offering from the Israelis that would have brought peace to the region. The Truth About Camp David shatters that myth. Based on the riveting, eyewitness accounts of more than forty direct participants involved in the latest rounds of Arab-Israeli negotiations, including the Camp David 2000 summit, former federal investigator-turned-investigative journalist Clayton E. Swisher provides a compelling counter-narrative to the commonly accepted history. The Truth About Camp David details the tragic inner workings of the Clinton Administration's negotiating mayhem, their eleventh hour blunders and miscalculations, and their concluding decision to end the Oslo process with blame and disengagement. It is not only a fascinating historical look at Middle East politics on the brink of disaster, but a revelatory portrait of how all-too-human American political considerations helped facilitate the present crisis.
Rabinovich, Waging Peace, 176; Swisher, The Truth about Camp David, 335;
Quandt, Peace Process, 372. 35. Clinton, My Life, 916; Albright, Madame
Secretary, 489. 36. For an overview of the composition of each delegation see
Author: Laura Zittrain Eisenberg
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Thoroughly updated and expanded, this new edition of Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace examines the history of recurrent efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict and identifies a pattern of negative negotiating behaviors that seem to repeatedly derail efforts to achieve peace. In a lively and accessible style, Laura Zittrain Eisenberg and Neil Caplan examine eight case studies of recent Arab-Israeli diplomatic encounters, from the Egyptian-Israeli peace of 1979 to the beginning of the Obama administration, in light of the historical record. By measuring contemporary diplomatic episodes against the pattern of counterproductive negotiating habits, this book makes possible a coherent comparison of over sixty years of Arab-Israeli negotiations and gives readers a framework with which to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of peace-making attempts, past, present, and future.
14 15 Klein, The Jerusalem Problem, 44; C.E. Swisher, The Truth About Camp
David: The Untold Story About the Collapse of the Middle East Peace Process (
New York: Nation Books, 2004): 267–268. S. Ben-Ami, A Front Without a ...
Author: Tom Najem
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
‘Track Two Diplomacy and Jerusalem’ is the first in a series of three books which collectively present the work of the Jerusalem Old City Initiative, or JOCI, a major Canadian-led Track Two diplomatic effort, undertaken between 2003 and 2014. JOCI’s raison d’être was to find sustainable governance solutions for the Old City of Jerusalem, arguably the most sensitive and intractable of the final status issues dividing Palestinians and Israelis. ‘Track Two Diplomacy and Jerusalem’ includes a series of studies that place JOCI within its historical setting and explain the theoretical context of Track Two diplomacy. The book then proceeds to present the Initiative's culminating documents, which outline in detail its proposed Special Regime governance model. Until now, the proposals have remained unpublished and available only to a limited audience of key stakeholders. Presenting the information in an accessible format, this book will contribute positively to the wider conversation on Jerusalem, especially with respect to the longstanding conflict over control and governance of this holy city. It will therefore be of value to several audiences, from the policy-making community to the various traditions found in academia.
David Walliams. holes right through brick and plaster. Indeed, I'd often check
round the back of the house, to see if the body was dangling there, but it never
was. However, as I told Johnny ... In fact, during his final moment on earth, he
Author: David Walliams
Publisher: Penguin UK
Britain's Got Talent is BACK . . . so it's time to get serious with Britain's favourite funny man. Famous comedian and actor, funniest judge on Britain's Got Talent, high-achieving sportsman and BESTSELLING AUTHOR of The World's Worst Children series, David Walliams is a man of many talents . . . Launched to fame with the record-breaking Little Britain, his characters - Lou, Florence, Emily, amongst others - became embedded in our shared popular culture. You couldn't enter a playground for a long while without hearing "eh, eh, eh" or "computer says no". And Walliams is a mystery. Often described as a bundle of contradictions, he is disarming and enigmatic, playing up his campness one minute and hinting about his depression the next. To read Camp David is to be truly shocked, as well as tickled pink: David Walliams bares his soul like never before and reveals a fascinating and complex mind. This searingly honest autobiography is a true roller-coaster ride of emotions, as this nation's sweetheart unlocks closely guarded secrets that until now have remained hidden in his past. 'Will surprise, entertain, and allow fans and newcomers to enter the comic's uniquely brilliant world' GQ Magazine 'Raucously funny and superbly written' Heat 'Hilarious' Telegraph 'A great read. My only criticism is it ended too soon' The Sun 'A fascinating read' Star Magazine 'Brilliantly written' Express 'Fascinating stuff' Closer 'Uproariously great' Guardian
22 Clayton Swisher, The Truth about Camp David: The Untold Story about the
Collapse of the Middle East Peace Process (New York: Nation Books, 2004), pp.
226, 335-42. 23 Robert Malley, “Fictions about the failure at Camp David,” New ...
Author: Ali Abunimah
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
A provocative approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—one state for two peoples—that is sure to touch nerves on all sides The Israeli-Palestinian war has been called the world's most intractable conflict. It is by now a commonplace that the only way to end the violence is to divide the territory in two, and all efforts at a resolution have come down to haggling over who gets what: Will Israel hand over 90 percent of the West Bank or only 60 percent? Will a Palestinian state include any part of Jerusalem? Clear-eyed, sharply reasoned, and compassionate, One Country proposes a radical alternative: to revive an old and neglected idea of one state shared by two peoples. Ali Abunimah shows how the two are by now so intertwined—geographically and economically—that separation cannot lead to the security Israelis need or the rights Palestinians must have. He reveals the bankruptcy of the two-state approach, takes on the objections and taboos that stand in the way of a binational solution, and demonstrates that sharing the territory will bring benefits for all. The absence of other workable options has only lead to ever greater extremism; it is time, Abunimah suggests, for Palestinians and Israelis to imagine a different future and a different relationship.
Copinions vary on whether he Imade the right decision, but the truth is, he didn't
give up either gig. As we all know, he continued in government and Hecame U.S.
President. Whar you Inay Inot know is that he continues playing the sax today ...
Camp David Presidents - Their Families and the World describes in non-sensational prose why Camp David is shrouded in secrecy, and why you can?t go there. From its early beginnings as a CCC camp renamed Shangri-La by FDR to its current status as a favorite Presidential retreat, Jack Behrens takes the reader on a journey through the camp?s history and explores each President?s time at the camp.
This means that one of them was not telling the truth. As for what passed at the
meeting, which was indubitably of a very serious nature, nothing had been
conveyed to me other than that recorded at the end of the last chapter, namely
First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
For this edition, Barber has written a new afterword reflecting on Clinton's "vision" problem, his controversial role in shaping today's Democratic Party, and his efforts to confront the challenges of interdependence and terrorism.
Author: Benjamin R. Barber
Publisher: Columbia University Press
In 1994 Benjamin R. Barber was invited by President Clinton to participate in a seminar on the future of democratic ideas and ideals. Following their meeting, Barber became an informal consultant to the Clinton White House, working with a president who proved to be an astonishing listener open to a variety of ideas. Barber's experiences were unexpected and enlightening-the most unpredictable being his interactions with the president himself. Barber's meditation on Bill Clinton's tenure in office offers a balanced and complex portrait of the Clinton administration, especially in its relationship to America's intellectual and scholarly community. Barber also identifies the true faultlines of power that future candidates must negotiate if they are to win an election. For this edition, Barber has written a new afterword reflecting on Clinton's "vision" problem, his controversial role in shaping today's Democratic Party, and his efforts to confront the challenges of interdependence and terrorism. He concludes with a provocative assessment of Hillary Clinton as a Democratic primary candidate in the battle for the presidency.
The Truth About Camp David: The Untold Story About the Collapse of the Middle
East Peace Process. New York: Nation, 2004. Talhami, Ghada. Palestinian
Refugees: Pawns to Political Actors. New York: Nova Science, 2001. Tamari,
Author: Michael Dumper
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Jerusalem's formal political borders reveal neither the dynamics of power in the city nor the underlying factors that make an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult. The lines delineating Israeli authority are frequently different from those delineating segregated housing or areas of uneven service provision or parallel national electoral districts of competing educational jurisdictions. In particular, the city's large number of holy sites and restricted religious compounds create enclaves that continually threaten to undermine the Israeli state's authority and control over the city. This lack of congruity between political control and the actual spatial organization and everyday use of the city leaves many areas of occupied East Jerusalem in a kind of twilight zone where citizenship, property rights, and the enforcement of the rule of law are ambiguously applied. Michael Dumper plots a history of Jerusalem that examines this intersecting and multileveled matrix and, in so doing, is able to portray the constraints on Israeli control over the city and the resilience of Palestinian enclaves after forty-five years of Israeli occupation. Adding to this complex mix is the role of numerous external influences—religious, political, financial, and cultural—so that the city is also a crucible for broader contestation. While the Palestinians may not return to their previous preeminence in the city, neither will Israel be able to assert a total and irreversible dominance. His conclusion is that the city will not only have to be shared but that the sharing will be based upon these many borders and the interplay between history, geography, and religion.
Clayton E. Swisher, The Truth about Camp David: The Untold Story about the
Collapse of the Middle East Peace Process (New York: Nation Books, 2004), pp.
xxi–xxii. 42. John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, “The Israel Lobby: Does It
Author: Akbar Ahmed
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Globalization, the war on terror, and Islamic fundamentalism—followed closely by a rise in Islamophobia—have escalated tensions between Western nations and the Muslim world. Yet internationally renowned Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed believes that through dialogue and understanding, these cultures can coexist peacefully and respectfully. That hope and belief result in an extraordinary journey. To learn what Muslims think and how they really view America, Ahmed traveled to the three major regions of the Muslim world the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia. Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization is the riveting story of his search for common ground. His absorbing narrative and personal photos bring the reader on a tour of Islam and its peoples. Ahmed sought to understand the experiences and perceptions of ordinary Muslims. Visiting mosques, madrassahs, and universities, he met with people ranging from Pakastan President Pervez Musharraf to prime ministers, princes, sheikhs, professors, and students. He observed, listened, and asked them questions. For example, who inspires them? What are they reading? How do the Internet and international media impact their lives? How do they view America, the West, and changes in society? Ahmed's anthropological expedition enjoyed extensive access to women and youths, revealing unique information on large yet often misunderstood populations. Lamentably, he found high levels of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism and a widespread perception that Islam is under attack from the West. But he also brought back reason for hope. He returned from his groundbreaking travels both impressed with the concerned, kind nature of the individuals he encountered and invigorated with the vitality and passion they displayed. Journey into Islam makes a powerful plea for forming friendships across religion, race, and tradition to create lasting peace between Islam and the West.
AND. NOW: HOPE. OR. MISTRUST? The ill-fated Camp David summit ultimately
served as a catalyst for exposing the truth about the peace process. It was a
process that naturally brought hope ...
Author: Charles W. Greenbaum
Publisher: Intersentia nv
The purpose of this book is to help researchers and professionals understand the possibilities for protecting children in violent political conflicts. This is the first book to be published on this important, complex and painful topic. Most other publications have concentrated on the effects of political violence on children and adults, but have little or nothing to say on prevention from the point of view of the social sciences. This book represents the beginnings of a new field of inquiry and policy. The book includes: research on the effects of exposure to political violence on children; reports by police and military experts of their experiences in protecting the public and children while keeping order; observations from people in human rights and childrens rights organizations on issues of attempting to report to and observe both sides in a conflict; and work by legal researchers on international law relating to the protection of children in political conflicts.
The U.S. actively participated in the negotiations leading to the 1978 Camp David
Accords and the resulting peace treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1979.
However, in the period from 1980 to 1988, there was only one peace initiative
and this ...
Author: Earl Thorpe
Three Examples of the "Other Truth:"In 1967, Israel occupied and colonized the last remaining land on which the Palestinians lived. This included the land on which the Palestinians had been the overwhelming majority population for the last 2,000 years.Jews engaged in terrorism against the British just prior to the establishment of the Jewish state. The Jews called themselves "freedom fighters", and the British called them terrorists. The Jews were as misguided in 1946 and 1947 as the Palestinian militants are today.U.S. foreign policy supports the Israeli viewpoint without question even though Israel has repeatedly reneged on implementing signed peace agreements.Do you support U.S. foreign policy because, "there must be a reason for it?" Well, there is, but it may not be for the reasons you think or trust are fair.
The rise of such a system created its own truths and an ideological
consciousness about Palestine which admitted no dissension , allowed no
competition , and was as attentive to details as it was self - contained and self -
Author: Adel Safty
Publisher: Black Rose Books Limited
Set in the context of some of the current debates in the foreign policy literature, this book offers a general introduction to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that concentrates on what took place at Camp David in 1978. Safty makes his position clear, and does a careful and responsible job in backing it up. The most interesting part is based on Arabic sources that are not otherwise accessible.
Contrary to the myth of Ehud Barak's generous offers and political courage in
Camp David, 2000, the fact of the matter is that at the height of his “generosity”,
Ehud Barak insisted on keeping 80% of the settlers within Palestinian land. And
Author: Ahmed Bouzid
If your knowledge about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is fed primarily from the mainstream media from your local newspaper, the Associated Press wire, or maybe the New York Times or the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, or FoxNews - chances are that you are sadly mislead and gravely misinformed about the Middle East crisis. The short essays in this book will open your eyes to some basic realities that have been safely kept away from you by a timid media unwilling to show you the harsh realities daily suffered by the Palestinian people and will illustrate through some startling examples how the media has repeatedly and systematically downplayed Palestinian suffering. The book will help you gain a better understanding of the subtle ways your opinions, feelings, and perceptions of the conflict are manipulated, and hopefully put you on guard next time you open your newspaper or turn on your radio or television.
I want to thank the following: George Bealer, Bob Brandom, Bill Brewer, Joe
Camp, David Chalmers, André Chapuis, Eric Dalton, Marian David, Craig
DeLancey, Erhan Demircioglu, William Demopoulos, John Etchemendy, Ingo
Farin, Chris ...
Author: Anil Gupta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This volume reprints eight of Anil Gupta's essays, some with additional material. The essays bring a refreshing new perspective to central issues in philosophical logic, philosophy of language, and epistemology. Gupta argues that logical interdependence is legitimate, and that it provides a key to understanding a variety of topics of interest to philosophers--including truth, rationality, and experience. The essays are highly accessible and provide a good introduction to ideas Gupta has been developing over the last three decades.