1st Edition

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations, 1999-2001 Within Reach

By Gilead Sher Copyright 2006
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    Written by Gilead Sher, Israeli Chief of Staff during the tumultuous 1999-2000 peace negotiations, this book provides a fast paced description and analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Presenting an overview of the core issues of contention, the various key ‘players’ and the possible solutions formulated during the peace process effort, the book sheds new light on the events of that period.

    An important contribution to the current literature, it provides a fresh understanding of the link between the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the current global threats of Islamic fanaticism and international terrorism.

    1. A Sense of Hope  2. Direct and Blunt Dialogue  3. The Friends of Peace Must be Strong  4. Politically, I’m Strangled  5. The Swedish Government at Your Service  6. First Movements  7. Do You Want An Agreement?  8. Trapped In a National Myth  9. An Historic Opportunity  10. God Bless You  11. Albright Tries to Prevent Collapse  12. Eight Hundred Times Jerusalem  13. There is Going to be a Catastrophe  14. Two States for Two People  15. Walls of Misunderstanding  16. Head of a Gang Leader  17. A Single Bullet in the Barrel  18. It's the Only Way  19. Do You Want to Continue Crying?  20. The Future of The Region Is In Your Hands  21. We’ll be Counting the Corpses on Both Sides  22. And Thou Shall Make Peace in the Land



    Gilead Sher, former Bureau Chief and Policy Coordinator of Prime Minister Barak, acted as chief negotiator in the historic talks of 1999–2001 at the Camp David summit and the Taba talks with the Palestinians. Sher is one of Israel’s most reputable attorneys.

    'As former Bureau Chief and Policy Coordinator for Israeli Prime Minister Barak, Sher was intimately involved in the negotiations between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Liberation Organization from 1991 to 2001. In this work he offers his relatively detailed account of the negotiations, generally maintaining his belief in the correctness of Israeli positions and decisions during the process.'  - Reference & Research Book News

    'The strength of his book lies not only in the framework it sets out for future peace, but also in the invaluable advice it gives to future Palestinian and Israeli negotiators.' - Louise Ellman, Labour and Co-operative MP for Liverpool Riverside and Chair of the Jewish Labour Movement

    'Essential Reading for the Arab-Israeli Scholar.' - Clayton E. Swisher, Washington D.C