Synopses & Reviews
In Israel/Palestine, Reinhart traces the development of the Security Barrier and Israels new doctrine of "disengagement," launched in response to a looming Palestinian-majority population. Examining the official record of recent diplomacy, including United States-brokered accords and talks at Camp David, Oslo, and Taba, Reinhart explores the fundamental power imbalances between the negotiating parties and identifies Israels strategy of creating facts on the ground to define and complicate the terms of any future settlement.
In this indispensable primer, Reinharts searing insight illuminates the current conflict and suggests a path toward change.
Israeli journalist Tanya Reinhart provides a primer on the current Israeli/Palestinian crisis. She details the roots of the conflict, presents compelling evidence that Israel has been working to undermine the 1993 Oslo peace agreement, and discusses how the crisis is linked to Americas war on terrorism.
Argues that the Israeli government wants to annex the West Bank, and has not negotiated in good faith, and proposes acknowledging Israel's role in creating Arab refugees, and complete withdrawal from occupied territories.
Israeli scholar Tanya Reinhart takes a close look at the roots of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and, drawing on maps, the Israeli media, and declassified documents, offers an invaluable analysis of all sides of the issue.
About the Author
TANYA REINHART is a professor of linguistics and cultural studies at Tel Aviv University and at the University of Utrecht. She is most well known academically for her contribution to theoretical linguistics. In 1994, following the Oslo agreements, which she viewed as a painful deception of the Palestinian people, and the setting of a sophisticated Apartheid regime, she turned to political writing. She has had a regular critical column in the biggest Israeli daily, Yediot Aharonot, as well as many other articles online. For more information, visit Reinhart's web site at http://www.tau.ac.il/~reinhart.