Elusive Peace: How the Holy Land Defeated America

Elusive Peace: How the Holy Land Defeated America


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Ehud Barak's election as Prime Minister of Israel on 17th May 1999 and his determination to conclude a peace deal with the Palestinians inspired both Israeli voters and the international community. So where did it all go wrong? How did it end, less than two years later, in the total failure of Barak's peace efforts, his defeat at the polls and ejection from office? How did he open the way not to peace, but to Ariel Sharon?

Drawing on exclusive interviews with all the major international figures involved, this book traces the history of the Middle East peace process from Barak's election, through the peace talks at Camp David to the current Road Map. It illuminates the characters of Clinton, Arafat, Sharon and many others, and offers many insights into one of the most complex political political situations in the world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141906133
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 09/29/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ahron Bregman was born in Israel in 1958. A Captain in the Israeli army during Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, he was promoted to Major after the war but then retired from the military to study at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and work as a parliamentary assistant at the Knesset. After being awarded a PhD by the Department of War Studies, King's College, London in 1994, he taught at various institutions of higher education. He is the author of three books about Israel and the Arabs: The Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs (with Jihan el Tahiri, Penguin, 1998); Israel's Wars: A History Since 1947 (Routledge 1999, new edition 2002); and A History of Israel (Palgrave, Macmillan, 2002). He is also writing a definitive History of the Occupied Territories for Penguin. A contributor to national newspapers in Britain and the US, he lives in London.

Born and raised in Surrey, Laura Hoggins developed her passion for lifting after discovering a CrossFit box in Hammersmith over three years ago. Inspired by the community of individuals whose priority was athletics and not their aesthetic, Laura quit her office job and moved into fitness full time. Now a fully trained Fitness Coach and Personal Trainer, Laura runs her own concept class, LIFTED, at the Ministry of Sound Fitness. Laura has over 11,000 Instagram followers and has worked with British Women's Lifting, Women in Sport and This Girl Can to spread a campaign that she supports that 'strong is not a size'. Runner Up in Men's Health Gym Awards '18 for 'Smartest Coach' and a regular contributor to Woman's Health, Metro and Health&Fitness Magazine, Laura speaks on podcasts, at festivals and events across the country and is the female face celebrating lifting in the UK.


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