The Olive Branch from Palestine: The Palestinian Declaration of Independence and the Path Out of the Current Impasse (Hardcover)

The Olive Branch from Palestine: The Palestinian Declaration of Independence and the Path Out of the Current Impasse By Jerome M. Segal, Noam Chomsky (Foreword by) Cover Image

The Olive Branch from Palestine: The Palestinian Declaration of Independence and the Path Out of the Current Impasse (Hardcover)

By Jerome M. Segal, Noam Chomsky (Foreword by)

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The Olive Branch from Palestine provides a new narrative of the Palestinian effort to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and offers a bold plan for ending this conflict today, a proposal that focuses on Palestinian agency and the power of the Palestinians to bring about the two-state solution, even in the absence of a fully committed Israeli partner.
 
In part 1, Jerome Segal provides an analytical and historical study of the 1988 Palestinian Declaration of Independence, a remarkable act of unilateral peacemaking through which the PLO accepted the legitimacy of the 1947 Partition Resolution and thereby redefined Palestinian nationalism. In part 2, he proposes a new strategy in which, outside of negotiations, the Palestinians would advance, in full detail, the end-of-claims/end-of-conflict peace plan they are prepared to sign, one that powerfully addresses the Palestinian refugee question and is supported by the refugees themselves yet does not undermine Israel as a Jewish-majority state.
Jerome M. Segal, an American philosopher whose writings in 1988 were a catalyst for the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, is author of Creating the Palestinian State and coauthor of Negotiating Jerusalem. He is internationally known as one of the most innovative conflict-resolution practitioners.
Product Details ISBN: 9780520381308
ISBN-10: 0520381300
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Pages: 316
Language: English