An ideal guide, in question and answer format, to this most complex of conflicts.
To gain an understanding of the Israel-Palestine conflict you need to know the answers to some basic and fundamental questions. “What are the occupied territories?”, “Who are the Palestinians?”, “What does Israel want?”. With straightforward language, Phyllis Bennis answers all the questions on the history of this long-standing and complex conflict and its current pivotal position in global politics.Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Six Days War she also answers some of the most difficult questions regarding the way forward to peace.About the Author: Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington and Director of its New Internationalism Program. She is also a Fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Her areas include US unilateralism and empire, the Middle East (particularly Israel-Palestine and Iraq), and US-UN relations. She is author of Challenging Empire: People, Governments and the UN Defy US Power, _Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today’s UN, and Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism.