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The Resource The brink of peace : the Israeli-Syrian negotiations, Itamar Rabinovich

The brink of peace : the Israeli-Syrian negotiations, Itamar Rabinovich

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The brink of peace : the Israeli-Syrian negotiations
Title
The brink of peace
Title remainder
the Israeli-Syrian negotiations
Statement of responsibility
Itamar Rabinovich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A major casualty of the assassin's bullet that struck down Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was a prospective peace accord between Syria and Israel. For the first time, a negotiator who had unique access to Rabin, as well as detailed knowledge of Syrian history and politics, tells the inside story of the failed negotiations. His account provides a key to understanding not only U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East but also the larger Arab-Israeli peace process. During the period from 1992 to 1996, Itamar Rabinovich was Israel's ambassador to Washington, and the chief negotiator with Syria. In this book, he looks back at the course of negotiations, terms of which were known to a surprisingly small group of American, Israeli, and Syrian officials. After Benjamin Netanyahu's election as Israel's prime minister in May 1996, a controversy developed. Even with Netanyahu's change of policy and harder line toward Damascus, Syria began claiming that both Rabin and his successor Peres had pledged full withdrawal from the Golan Heights. Rabinovich takes the reader through the maze of diplomatic subtleties to explain the differences between hypothetical discussion and actual commitment. "To the students of past history and contemporary politics," he writes, "nothing is more beguiling than the myriad threads that run across the invisible line which separates the two." The threads of this story include details of Rabin's negotiations and their impact through two subsequent Israeli administrations in less than a year, the American and Egyptian roles, and the ongoing debate between Syria and Israel on the factual and legal bases for resuming talks. The author portrays all sides and participants with remarkable flair and empathy, as only a privileged player in the events could do. In any assessment of future negotiations in the Middle East, Itamar Rabinovich's book will prove indispensable
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rabinovich, Itamar
Dewey number
327.56940569
Index
index present
LC call number
DS119.8.S95
LC item number
R33 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rabinovich, Itamar
  • Israel
  • Syria
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Rabinovich, Itamar
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Israel
  • Syria
Label
The brink of peace : the Israeli-Syrian negotiations, Itamar Rabinovich
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-271) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Trying to recapture yesterday's shadow -- Israel and Syria, Rabin and Asad -- First cracks in the ice -- The wing beats of history -- Between Amman and Damascus -- The security dialogue -- Bitter harvest at the Wye Plantation -- Conclusion -- Postscript
Control code
707925217
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 277 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400822652
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780691010236
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707925217
Label
The brink of peace : the Israeli-Syrian negotiations, Itamar Rabinovich
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-271) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Trying to recapture yesterday's shadow -- Israel and Syria, Rabin and Asad -- First cracks in the ice -- The wing beats of history -- Between Amman and Damascus -- The security dialogue -- Bitter harvest at the Wye Plantation -- Conclusion -- Postscript
Control code
707925217
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 277 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400822652
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780691010236
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707925217

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