No Trumpets, No Drums: A Two-State Settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Mark Heller, Author Hill & Wang $19.95 (183p) ISBN 978-0-8090-7393-1
In calling for an independent Palestinian nation encompassing much of the West Bank and Gaza, the authors outline a detailed ``compromise solution'' that goes far beyond the proposals presented in most other books. Heller, a strategic studies researcher at Tel Aviv University, and Nusseibeh, who teaches philosophy at a West Bank university, argue that their blueprint, or something like it, is ``the only chance for a stable peace.'' Under their plan, Israel would maintain a military presence in the new Palestinian state and Israelis could continue to live and work there. The authors set forth provisions for a ``sufficiently bi-political'' Jerusalem, resettlement of Palestinian refugees with compensation, security agreements between Israel and an independent Palestine. The book also details potential areas for economic cooperation. Given the authors' sharp disagreements (spelled out in introductory ``personal statements''), it is noteworthy that they have found so much common ground. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1991
Release date: 01/01/1991
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