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State of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Unmaking of the Palestinian State

State of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Unmaking of the Palestinian State (Hardback)

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With Iran's nuclear program heating up, and rockets once again firing between Tel Aviv and Gaza, the whole world's eyes are once again on Israel's difficult relationship with their neighbors in the Middle East. At the heart of this conflict is Palestine, which many believe Israel keeps downtrodden as a barrier against its own enemies. In State of Failure,Palestinian-Israeli expert Jonathan Schanzer argues that the reasons behind Palestine's inertia are far more complex than its supporters believe, and that, despite recent rumblings, the dream of statehood may again be scuttled by internal corruption and incompetence. Drawing on exclusive sources within the Palestinian Authority, he shows how Mahmoud Abbas used President George W. Bush's support to catapult himself into the presidency. Schanzer reveals how Abbas, now four years past the end of his legitimate term, may cost the Palestinians everything. This is a must-read for both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian partisans at this critical juncture in Middle Eastern politics.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentRegional government Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 29/10/2013 ISBN-13: 9781137278241  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jonathan Schanzer is the vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the author of Hamas vs. Fatah.He previously worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Jewish Policy Center, and the Middle East Forum. Schanzer has testified before Congress and appeared on Fox News, CNN, and Arabic language television channels including al-Jazeera. He lives in Potomac, MD.

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