Israeli scholar Tanya Reinhart takes a close look at the roots of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and, drawing on maps, the Israeli media, and declassified documents, offers an invaluable analysis of all sides of the issue.
A Concise History Of The Middle Eastern Conflict And The Prospects For Peace; An indispensable primer for understanding the current Middle East crisis, Israeli journalist Tanya Reinhart here closely examines the roots of the Israel/Palestine conflict and offers an invaluable analysis of core issues involved on all sides of the issue, concluding with a proposal for moving beyond the violence towards real solutions. Drawing from maps and declassified Israeli sources, Reinhart studies the details of past negotiations, expectations, shortcomings, misrepresentations and deceptions. Among her areas of focus are the Oslo years; myths and facts about what happened at Camp David; as well as the politics of Barak and Sharon compared to those of Arafat; the recent Taba negotiations; and prospects for genuine solutions.
Tanya Reinhart is a professor of linguistics and cultural studies at Tel Aviv University and at the University of Utrecht. She is most well-known academically for her contribution to theoretical linguistics. In 1994, following the Oslo agreements - which she viewed as a painful deception of the Palestinian people - and the preparation of a sophisticated Apartheid regime, she turned to political writing. She has a regular critical column in the biggest Israeli daily, Yediot Aharonot, as well as having published many articles on the Internet and in international forums.