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Sharing the Promised Land : a tale of Israelis and Palestinians

Author: Dilip Hiro
Publisher: New York : Olive Branch Press, 1999.
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On September 13, 1993 the world watched, wept and cheered as Israeli and Palestinian leaders shook hands on the White House lawn. Soon after, the PLO returned from exile and Israeli soldiers withdrew from Palestinian cities. Then Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, Benjamin Netanyahu brought the peace process to a halt, settlements continued, the Palestinian economy went into free fall. On both sides, euphoria faded and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hiro, Dilip.
Sharing the Promised Land.
New York : Olive Branch Press, 1999
(OCoLC)745695482
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dilip Hiro
ISBN: 1566563194 9781566563192 1566563208 9781566563208
OCLC Number: 40869646
Description: xxvii, 372 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The walled heart of Jerusalelm: a battleground --
Jerusalem: Yerushalayim/Al Quds --
Mea Shearim: a fortress of Jewish ultra-orthodoxy --
The secular center: pragmatic politicians --
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF): the sword and social cement --
The double marginals: Israeli Arabs --
New frontiersmen: zealots on the hills --
The West Bank: a diminishing heritage of Palestinians --
Gaza: the end of the line --
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO): armed resistance to red-carpet respectability --
The Palestinian Authority: an embryo --
Islamist opposition: Hamas and the Islamic Jihad --
Divine promises: the disputing inheritors --
Summing up the past, surmising the future.
Responsibility: Dilip Hiro.

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On September 13, 1993 the world watched, wept and cheered as Israeli and Palestinian leaders shook hands on the White House lawn. Soon after, the PLO returned from exile and Israeli soldiers withdrew from Palestinian cities. Then Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, Benjamin Netanyahu brought the peace process to a halt, settlements continued, the Palestinian economy went into free fall. On both sides, euphoria faded and hopes collapsed.

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