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Prophets without Honor – The Untold Story of the 2000 Camp David Summit and the Making of Today's Middle East - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Prophets without Honor: The Untold Story of the 2000 Camp David Summit and the Making of Today's Middle East

Shlomo Ben-Ami


The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is the story of the defining failure of the entire two-state peace paradigm, a rote religion that still dominates the international discourse on Palestine. In its two first parts—Anatomy of a Seminal Misencounter and A Savage War for Peace—this book is an insider account of the July 2000 Camp David summit and the negotiations that followed it, amid the Second Intifada, the cruelest war in Palestine since 1948, until the last days of Bill Clinton’s presidency. Clinton’s Peace Parameters were the “final product” of that endeavor. The failure of Camp David is ... More

Keywords: Interim Agreement, Two-state solution, Camp David’s legacy, Clinton’s stewardship, Barak-Arafat’s clash, Bi-national delusions, The Jordanian option, Ehud Olmert, Barack Obama, Unilateral disengagements, Donald Trump

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Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9780190060473
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2022 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190060473.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shlomo Ben-Ami, author
Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University

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Part I Anatomy Of a Seminal Misencounter

Part II A Savage War for Peace

Part III 2001–20: A Story of Promise and Deceit

Part IV Denouements

Part V Defying the Logic of Conflict Resolution

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