Inside Israel-Palestine: The Conflict Explained
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Why is there so much violence in the Middle East? Who are the Palestinians? What are the occupied territories? What does Israel want? What is the international response to the conflict? With straightforward language, Phyllis Bennis, long-time analyst of the region, answers basic questions about Israel and Israelis, Palestine and Palestinians, the US and the Middle East, Zionism and anti-Semitism; about complex issues ranging from the Oslo peace process to the election of Hamas. Her answers point the way toward a comprehensive understanding of the longstanding Palestinian Israeli conflict.
Sections include: The Crisis The Role of the US, the UN, Arab States, and Europe Recent History: Rising Violence Looking Backward (1900-1991) The Future
Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington and a Fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She is the author of Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power and Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism.
196 pages, paperback.
Amnesty International Spokesperson Philip Luther on the conflict in Gaza and Southern Israel: