What We Are Reading Today: Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo

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Author: Seth Anziska

The 1978 Camp David Accords and the signing of the Egypt- Israel
peace treaty are widely viewed as a triumph of US diplomacy in the
Middle East.

Yet the Palestinians—the would-be beneficiaries of this vision
for a comprehensive regional settlement—remain without a state to
this day.

How and why Palestinian statelessness persists are the central
questions of Seth Anziska’s groundbreaking history of the
Palestinian- Israeli peace process.

Based on newly declassified sources and interviews with
key participants, Preventing Palestine charts how Egyptian-Israeli
peace was forged at the cost of sovereignty for the Palestinians,
creating crippling challenges to their aspirations for a
homeland— hurdles that only increased with Israeli settlement
expansion and Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon.

The first intifada and the end of the Cold War brought new
opportunities for a Palestinian state, but the 1993 Oslo Accords
undermined the meaning of independence. Filled with astute
political analysis, Preventing Palestine offers a bold new
interpretation of an enduring struggle for selfdetermination

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What We Are Reading Today: Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo