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The only language they understand : forcing compromise in Israel and Palestine, Nathan Thrall

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The only language they understand : forcing compromise in Israel and Palestine
Title
The only language they understand
Title remainder
forcing compromise in Israel and Palestine
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Thrall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a myth-busting analysis of the world's most intractable conflict, a star of Middle East reporting argues that only one weapon has yielded progress: confrontation. Scattered over the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea lie the remnants of failed peace proposals, international summits, secret negotiations, UN resolutions and state-building efforts. The conventional story is that these well-meaning attempts at peacemaking were repeatedly thwarted by the use of violence. Through a rich interweaving of reportage, historical narrative and forceful analysis, Nathan Thrall presents a startling counter-history. He shows that Israelis and Palestinians have persistently been marching toward partition, but not through the high politics of diplomacy or the incremental building of a Palestinian state. In fact, negotiation, collaboration and state-building--the prescription of successive American administrations--have paradoxically entrenched the conflict in multiple ways. They have created the illusion that a solution is at hand, lessened Israel's incentives to end its control over the West Bank and Gaza and undermined Palestinian unity. Ultimately, it is those who have embraced confrontation through boycotts, lawsuits, resolutions imposed by outside powers, protests, civil disobedience, and even violence who have brought about the most significant change. Published as Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza reaches its fiftieth year, which is also the centenary of the Balfour Declaration that first promised a Jewish national home in Palestine, The only language they understand advances a bold thesis that shatters ingrained positions of both left and right and provides a new and eye-opening understanding of this most vexed of lands
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Thrall, Nathan
Dewey number
956.9405/5
Index
index present
LC call number
DS119.7
LC item number
.T487 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Jewish-Arab relations
  • Palestinian Arabs
Target audience
adult
Label
The only language they understand : forcing compromise in Israel and Palestine, Nathan Thrall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 323 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781627797092
Lccn
2016036968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1819994
  • 857319
Label
The only language they understand : forcing compromise in Israel and Palestine, Nathan Thrall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 323 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781627797092
Lccn
2016036968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1819994
  • 857319

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