20 September
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Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo
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IPS Washington
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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The Institute for Palestine Studies invites you to join us for the book launch of the Arabic translation of Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo by Seth Anziska.

Based on newly declassified international sources, Preventing Palestine charts the emergence of the Middle East peace process, including the establishment of a separate track to deal with the issue of Palestine. At the very start of this process, Anziska argues, Egyptian-Israeli peace came at the expense of the sovereignty of the Palestinians, whose aspirations for a homeland alongside Israel faced crippling challenges. With the introduction of the idea of restrictive autonomy, Israeli settlement expansion, and Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the chances for Palestinian statehood narrowed even further. The first Intifada in 1987 and the end of the Cold War brought new opportunities for a Palestinian state, but many players, refusing to see Palestinians as a nation or a people, continued to steer international diplomacy away from their cause.

Combining astute political analysis, extensive original research, and interviews with diplomats, military veterans, and communal leaders, Preventing Palestine offers a bold new interpretation of a highly charged struggle for self-determination.

The event will be in English and Arabic, interpretation provided.

About the speakers: 

Seth Anziska is the Mohamed S. Farsi-Polonsky Associate Professor of Jewish-Muslim Relations at University College London. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and +972 Magazine, and he is a visiting fellow at the U.S./Middle East Project.

Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University and co-editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies. He is the author of several books, most recently The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler-Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017.

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