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Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 06 Nov 2008
In June 2007 civil war broke out in the Gaza Strip between two rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah. Western peace efforts in the region always focused on reconciling two opposing fronts: Israel and Palestine. Now, this careful exploration of Middle East history over the last two decades reveals that the Palestinians have long been a house divided. What began as a political rivalry between Fatah's Yasir Arafat and Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin during the first intifada of 1987 evolved into a full-blown battle on the streets of Gaza between the forces of Arafat's successor, Mahmoud Abbas, and Ismael Haniyeh, one of Yassin's early protégés. Today, the battle continues between these two diametrically opposing forces over the role of Palestinian nationalism and Islamism in the West Bank and Gaza.
 
In this thought-provoking book, Jonathan Schanzer questions the notion of Palestinian political unity, explaining how internal rivalries and violence have ultimately stymied American efforts to promote Middle East peace, and even the Palestinian quest for a homeland.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780230609051
ISBN-10: 0230609058
Pagini: 239
Ilustrații: map
Dimensiuni: 161 x 242 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.46 kg
Editura: Palgrave MacMillan
Locul publicării: Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Cuprins

Foreword by D.Pipes
Introduction: Islamism vs. Palestinian Nationalism
The Roots of Hamas and Fatah
Hamas, Fatah, and the First Intifada
Hamas Under Fire
Hamas, Fatah and the Oslo Years
History Repeats: The 2000 Intifada
Fitna
Hamas Digs In
Prelude to War
Hamas Conquers Gaza
Fatah's West Bank
The Threat of al-Qaeda in Gaza
The Gaza-West Bank Split
Annapolis and the Hope for Peace
The Effect of Sanctions
The Winds of War
The Prospects for Change from Within
Conclusion: Between Fitna and Fulfillment
Acknowledgements
About the Author

Recenzii




'… a long overdue account of the importance of Palestinian politics on the politics of making peace.' - The Jerusalem Post
 
'…for anyone wanting to understand the background to this war and the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this book is must reading.' - Washington Jewish Week
 
'Jonathan Schanzer has given us a very important book...accessible, lively, and instructive.' - Luis Fleischman, New Jersey Jewish News 

'This book provides a comprehensive overview of this deep, hidden, bitter and often lethal conflict within Palestinian society' - Colin Shindler, Asian Affairs

Notă biografică

JONATHAN SCHANZER is the Director of Policy at the Jewish Policy Center. He has served as counterterrorism analyst for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Treasury and as a research fellow at Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he authored the book Al Qaeda's Armies: Middle East Affiliate Groups and the Next Generation of Terror. He has appeared on Fox News, CNN, and Al-Jazeera. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Caracteristici

Author Platform: Jonathan Schanzer is director of policy at the Jewish Policy Center and an internationally recognized analyst of Middle East affairs and terrorism – he is a knowledgeable and credible author for a book on this subject. The JPC will help promote the book to its over 5,000 members and through its blog (which he writes). Schanzer appears frequently as a Middle East expert on Fox and writes regularly for the Weekly Standard among others
Timely, Global Subject: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is constantly in the news and the power struggle continues within Palestinian leadership. Readers will want to know the history of how Hamas came to power, the struggle between Hamas and our ally, Fatah, and their attitude towards Israel as their power grows
Big Name Foreword: Daniel Pipes, bestselling author of Militant Islam Reaches America will be writing the foreword
Good Fit With List: Will fit alongside books like Ariel Sharon, Terror in Black September, Will Israel Survive, 34 Days, etc. and ensure our list can provide a well-rounded history of the Middle East