Shattered Hopes

Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Ruebner, Josh (eBook - 2013 )
Shattered Hopes

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President Barack Obama's first trip abroad in his second term took him to Israel and the Palestinian West Bank, where he despondently admitted to those waiting for words of encouragement, “It is a hard slog to work through all of these issues.” Contrast this gloomy assessment with Obama’s optimism on the second day of his first term, when he appointed former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell as his special envoy for Middle East peace, boldly asserting that his administration would “actively and aggressively seek a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.” How is it that Obama’s active and aggressive search for progress has become mired in the status quo? Writer and political analyst Josh Ruebner charts Obama’s journey from optimism to frustration in the first hard-hitting investigation into why the president failed to make any progress on this critical issue, and how his unwillingness to challenge the Israel lobby has shattered hopes for peace.

Written in a clear and accessible style by the advocacy director of a national peace organization and former Middle East analyst for the Congressional Research Service, Shattered Hopes offers an informed history of the Obama administration’s policies and maps out a true path forward for the United States to help achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Baker & Taylor
A Middle-East analyst and high-profile advocate for a national peace organization argues that the Obama administration has not been successful in its efforts to broker peace between Israel and Palestine because of the 44th President's deferment to Israeli policy, sharing insights into administration stances while outlining specific recommendations.

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Argues that the Obama administration has not been successful in its efforts to broker peace between Israel and Palestine because of the President's deferment to Israeli policy.

Authors: Ruebner, Josh
Statement of Responsibility: Josh Ruebner
Title: Shattered hopes
Obama's failure to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace
Characteristics: 1 online resource (354 pages)
Content Type: text
Media Type: computer
Carrier Type: online resource
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government 21st century Middle East Politics and government 21st century United States Foreign relations Middle East Middle East Foreign relations United States
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Ruebner, Josh. Shattered hopes 9781781681206 (OCoLC)828484156
ISBN: 178168183X
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
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