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Author Bar-On, Mordechai, 1928-

Title In pursuit of peace : a history of the Israeli peace movement / Mordechai Bar-On
Published Washington, D.C. : United States Institute of Peace Press, 1996


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Description xix, 470 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Foreword / Richard H. Solomon -- 1. Zero-Sum: The First Two Decades -- 2. The Debate over Peace Options in the Labor Party, 1967-70 -- 3. Professors for Peace -- 4. The October War and the End of Labor Supremacy, 1973-77 -- 5. Shalom Achshav - Peace Now -- 6. Consolidation, 1980-81 -- 7. War in the Land of Cedars: The Fragmentation of the Peace Movement -- 8. Peace and Ethnicity -- 9. Under the Shadow of National Unity, 1984-87 -- 10. The Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue -- 11. Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising, 1987-88 -- 12. Time for Peace? -- 13. From Sealed Rooms to Madrid -- 14. A Handshake on the White House Lawn
Summary When the Israeli prime minister and the PLO chairman shook hands on the White House lawn in 1993, Israeli peace activists had good reason to celebrate this major step on the long road to peace. This book tells the story of the Israeli peace movement and the role it played in that pursuit of peace. It is an eloquent, fascinating account of a remarkably diverse and determined cast of activists: from war-weary soldiers to hard-headed politicians, careful scholars to impassioned artists. Drawing on his experience in the peace movement, Bar-On provides intimate portraits of groups like Peace Now, Yesh Gvul, and the Women in Black. He also provides a sweeping historical synthesis of the course of the Israeli-Arab conflict, especially between 1967 and 1993
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-429) and index
Subject Arab-Israeli conflict.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1948-1967.
Peace movements -- Israel -- History.
Israel -- Politics and government.
LC no. 96004787
ISBN 1878379542 hardback
1878379534 paperback