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Author: Zalman Amit
Publisher: Pluto Press (April 4, 2011)
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This book delves deep into the 'peace process' in Palestine/Israel to find out why so little progress has been made on the key issues.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. This book delves deep into the 'peace process' in Palestine/Israel to find out why so little progress has been made on the key issues. BR BR Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit find overwhelming evidence of Israeli rejectionism as the main cause for the failure of peace. They demonstrate that the Israeli leadership has always been against a fairly negotiated peace and have deliberately stalled negotiations for the last 80 years.

This book delves deep into the 'peace process' to find out why so little progress has been made on the key issues. Amit and Levit ask why, after so many decades of the Middle East peace process, there is no peace in the Middle East. Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit find overwhelming evidence of Israeli rejectionism as the main cause for the failure of peace. Zionist military operations to destroy Palestinian villages started in December 1947, creating more than half the Palestinian refugees before the May 1948 war started. In May 1948, the Haganah had 35,000 soldiers; the Arab forces had 20-25,000.

Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit find overwhelming evidence of Israeli rejectionism as the main cause for the failure of peace. This book attests that there is no peace in the Middle East because an equitable peace settlement was never Israel’s top priority

Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit find overwhelming evidence of Israeli rejectionism as the main cause for the failure of peace. This book attests that there is no peace in the Middle East because an equitable peace settlement was never Israel’s top priority. Throughout its history, Israel often dismissed the Arabs and the Palestinian people as unworthy and weak.

As authors Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit note, "Israel was never primarily interested in establishing peace . Both eagerly served in the Israeli military and believed that Israel unwaveringly desired peace with its Arab neighbors.

As authors Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit note, "Israel was never primarily interested in establishing peace with its neighbors unless such a peace was totally on its own terms. Amit, a behavioral neuroscientist and Levit, a financial analyst, grew up in the newly created state of Israel and were ardent Zionists and kibbutzniks.

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Description: The Palestine-Israel conflict is one of the longest running and seemingly intractable confrontations in the .

Description: The Palestine-Israel conflict is one of the longest running and seemingly intractable confrontations in the modern world. This book delves deep into the peace process to find out why so little progress has been made on the key issues.

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The Palestine-Israel conflict is one of the longest running and seemingly intractable confrontations in the modern world. This book delves deep into the 'peace process' to find out why so little progress has been made on the key issues. Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit find overwhelming evidence of Israeli rejectionism as the main cause for the failure of peace. They demonstrate that the Israeli leadership has always been against a fairly negotiated peace and have deliberately stalled negotiations for the last 80 years. The motivations behind this rejectionist position have changed, as have the circumstances of the conflict, but the conclusion has remained consistent - peace has not been in the interest of the state of Israel. A fascinating read, and particularly timely as the Obama administration tries once more for a peace settlement, this book draws on a wealth of sources - including Hebrew documents and transcripts - to show that it is the Palestinians who lack a viable 'partner for peace'.
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Vuzahn
Amit and Levit ask why, after so many decades of the Middle East peace process, there is no peace in the Middle East.

Zionist military operations to destroy Palestinian villages started in December 1947, creating more than half the Palestinian refugees before the May 1948 war started.

In May 1948, the Haganah had 35,000 soldiers; the Arab forces had 20-25,000. Ben Gurion said in September 1948, "Israel will not discuss peace involving the concession of any territory. The neighbouring states do not deserve an inch of Israel's land ... We are ready for peace in exchange for peace."

Ben Gurion ordered the February 1955 attack on Gaza, killing 38 Egyptian soldiers, and the November 1955 attacks on Sabha, killing another 50 Egyptian soldiers, and on Syria, killing 56 Syrian soldiers. All the while, he was offering peace talks.

Ben Gurion told the Knesset on 2 November 1955, and repeated in a 19 June 1956 speech, "We never initiated and we will never initiate war against anybody ... A pre-emptive war is madness." On 29 October 1956, Ben Gurion ordered Israeli forces to initiate a pre-emptive war against Egypt.

On 28 March 2002 the Arab League adopted the Saudi peace proposal. The day after its details were made public, the Israeli government launched Operation Defensive Shield, destroying the PLO headquarters and Arafat's offices, thus wrecking any chance of peace talks.

Israel always has preconditions for talks - no return to the pre-1967 borders, no return of refugees, no independent Palestinian state, no end to creeping annexation by illegal settlements, no end to the belligerent occupation of the West Bank, no negotiations about Jerusalem.

In 2006 Israel refused to recognise the elected Hamas government. When Fatah and Hamas formed a National Unity government, stating that their goal was to reach a long-term ceasefire agreement with Israel, Israel refused even to talk.
Manemanu
After having negotiated for 20 years with different Israeli governments about a solution to the conflict in the Middle East, the Palestinian leadership is sick and tired of the charade that the U. S., the rest of the West and even the occupied Palestinians under the rule of Mahmud Abbas call "peace process". Abbas and its cronies ask the United Nations to grant the "State of Palestine" full membership status. The Israeli government fiercely opposes this move and so does the U. S. Since 1967, when Israel's violations of international norms were brought before the UN Security Council time and again, the U. S. government has backed it off-hand. For the large majority of U. S governments, Israel was always the "good guy" even after it attacked the USS liberty in the June war of 1967 in international waters of the shore of Israel and killed 34 US marines. At the question, who is responsible for the stalemate in the progress towards peace in the Middle East for the last 80 years, the book "Israeli Rejectionism" comes into play.

Already in the introduction of this book, the authors blame Israeli leadership for its rejectionist attitude towards peace. "Our position is that Israel was never primarily interested in establishing peace with its neighbors unless such a peace was totally on its own terms." (11) According to the authors, Israel has repeatedly proclaimed its commitment to peace, but it's real political strategy has been to thwart any real possibility of peace. It's leadership has always been convinced "that peace is not in Israel`s interest". As history shows, this holds true up till now. This peace-rejecting attitude did neither evolve with the occupation of the rest of Palestine in 1967 nor with the establishment of the state in 1948 but can be traced back to the first Zionist leaders such as Theodor Herzl, especially David Ben-Gurion as the authors write. As an anticipated résumé of the authors one can state: Not Israel lacks a viable "partner for peace", as the Israeli propaganda tells the public, but it is the other way around: the Palestinians have no reliable "partner for peace". To proof this fallacy, they run through a gamut of statements, staring from slogan "Palestine - homeland for the Jews?" via "Barak leaves no stone unturned" to the "Peace on a downhill slope". On this journey, they find the peace-resistant party: the different governments of Israel.

This assertion by the authors runs counter to the propaganda promoted by Israeli hasbara and their friends in the U. S. and elsewhere. Both authors were initially true believers of the socialist Zionist cause serving the neophyte state within the kibbutz movement. Over many years, they were loyal followers of Zionist ideology. Zalman Amit particularly was a determined Zionist, who was even an emissary of the United Kibbutz Movement in Canada. There, he delivered sermons about the virtues of Zionism. At one of the Jewish jamborees, which he organized, he gave a speech in which he elaborated on the standard left-wing Zionist beliefs. After he finished, an Israeli friend who attend the gatherings for several days, asked him: "Do you really believe this?" So he explained to him that Ben-Gurion "never wanted peace". The Zionist façade slowly cracked. Both authors engaged in the June war of 1967.

Among many historians and politicians, David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister, is highly regarded. But the picture the authors draw of his policy, he seems as a mere rejectionist; he did everything to sabotage any compromise towards the Arab side. His policy, according to the authors, was to gain as much territory with a minimum of Arab inhabitants. As his writings show, transfer and expulsion were political options. When Israel together with France and Britain conquered the Sinai in 1956, he talked about the Kingdom of Israel" encompassed biblical boundaries, but he also avoided any concrete commitment where Israel's normal boarders should run. One day, before the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel was made, the question of borders arose in a meeting of Zionist politicians. Ben-Gurion, according to the protocol, said this should be left to "developments", a euphemism for further conquest. Up to this day, the Israeli leadership won't tell where Israel's exact borders should run.

According to the authors - Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit - there are no major differences between Labor-, Kadima-, or Likud-led governments regarding colonization of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). It is only a matter of rhetoric that divides the three political camps. Between the June war of 1967 and the Yom Kippur war in 1973 there have been several peace initiatives by President Nasser or his successor Anwar al-Sadat but Israel was only willing to make peace" according to its own terms. The expansionist positions" among Israel's ruling political class continued as revealed by the Galilee document" drafted by Prime Minister Golda Meir confident, Israel Galilee. It was no conciliatory step towards peace, and reinforced the Egyptian and Syrian inclination to go to war." (84)

Space prevents from commenting on each particular historic incident the authors describe. One period is, however, worth mentioning. It's Prime Minister Ehud Barak's short term in office.. He is one of the most rejeconist Israeli politicians, although he disguised himself, until 2011, in Labor clothes that is still considered "left-wing" by few political pundits. After Ariel Sharon defeated Barak, his "follow in spirit", in 2001, peace did not have a chance at all. The events of 9/11 gave Sharon a welcome pretext for dismantling Arafat's administration in the autonomous areas and commit atrocities in the OPT. The authors' description of the Olmert government gives no hope for the future, not to speak of the right-wing Netanyahu/Lieberman government. They come to the conclusion that a peace agreement was never concluded because it "was never Israel's top priority". (163)

The book's special value is in demonstrating that not the Arabs are the ones who never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity, as Abba Eban used to say. The real rejectionists are Israel elites who seek further territory for their "Eretz Israel" at the cost of another people. That "Israel is no partner for peace" is a daring, but well argued, conclusion that should be thoroughly examined by all those who are involved in Middle Eastern affairs. The book is a must read.

Dr. Ludwig Watzal works as a journalist and editor in Bonn, Germany.
Akinozuru
Excellent attach against Israel, very well written and truely one sided view by former israelis that hate Israel existence and proove their reasons for it.
There is only one side to blame that is Israel and in this book you will see why in clear cut way.
The situation is clear after reading the book Israel counter to its claim is against peace.
The other side of the conflict -the Palestinians are true peace oriented and they have proven it again and again as the authors show, while forced by Israel to use terror against Israeli babies,children and civilians, true they hate israelis and jews in general and they always believed peace(Houdna) is the way from the times described so clearly in the Holy Coran, when Mohamad himself did peace with the jewish tribes and after he become strong enough annihilated them.
So really the Palestinians are true and true pacifist forced by their religion and circumstances to destroy Israeli civilians using such primitive methods as stoning, incendiarry bottle, but that is because they don't have tanks,air force, nuclear bombs,
which if in their possesion they would have solved the problem of the rejectionism of the Zionist state-Israel.
Well researched book, brings forward honestly its authors own opinions. I gave ir 5 star for their courage in attacking their own people.