SUPERANNO In <IT>Brokers of Deceit<RO>, Rashid Khalidi analyzes the "Reagan Plan" of 1982, the 1991-1993 period covering the Madrid Peace Conference to the signing of the Oslo Accords, and President Obama's retreat from his initially firm positions on the preconditions for a resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. These moments reveal how the United States and Israel have colluded to prevent the emergence of a viable Palestinian state and preserve a status quo favorable to Israel. - (Baker & Taylor)

Analyzes three historical moments from the past thirty-five years to reveal how the U.S. and Israel have worked together to prevent the emergence of a Palestinian state. - (Baker & Taylor)

<b><br>Winner of the 2014 Lionel Trilling Book Award<br><br>An examination of the failure of the United States as a broker in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, through three key historical moments</b><br> <br>For more than seven decades the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people has raged on with no end in sight, and for much of that time, the United States has been involved as a mediator in the conflict. In this book,<i> </i>acclaimed historian Rashid Khalidi zeroes in on the United States’s role as the purported impartial broker in this failed peace process. <br><br> Khalidi closely analyzes three historical moments that illuminate how the United States’ involvement has, in fact, thwarted progress toward peace between Israel and Palestine. The first moment he investigates is the “Reagan Plan” of 1982, when Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin refused to accept the Reagan administration’s proposal to reframe the Camp David Accords more impartially. The second moment covers the period after the Madrid Peace Conference, from 1991 to 1993, during which negotiations between Israel and Palestine were brokered by the United States until the signing of the secretly negotiated Oslo accords. Finally, Khalidi takes on President Barack Obama’s retreat from plans to insist on halting the settlements in the West Bank.<br><br> Through in-depth research into and keen analysis of these three moments, as well as his own firsthand experience as an advisor to the Palestinian delegation at the 1991 pre–Oslo negotiations in Washington, DC, Khalidi reveals how the United States and Israel have actively colluded to prevent a Palestinian state and resolve the situation in Israel’s favor. <i>Brokers of Deceit</i> bares the truth about why peace in the Middle East has been impossible to achieve: for decades, US policymakers have masqueraded as unbiased agents working to bring the two sides together, when, in fact, they have been the agents of continuing injustice, effectively preventing the difficult but essential steps needed to achieve peace in the region. - (Random House, Inc.)