Negotiating Outside the Law: Why Camp David Failed

Negotiating Outside the Law: Why Camp David Failed

By: Raymond G. Helmick (author)Hardback

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In the summer of 2000, President Clinton, Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat came together to negotiate peace between Israel and Palestine. It was a moment laden with hope, that ended in infamous failure. But why did it fail? The Camp David negotiations made headlines around the world for many months, but the real debates took place behind closed doors. This book is his startling account of the arguments, the relationships and the strategies that played out over the summer of 2000. Based on personal correspondence and position papers with all three leaders, and a long personal association with Yasser Arafat and a whole series of Israeli Prime Ministers dating back to 1985, this book offers a unique account of the real reasons behind the failure of Camp David.

About Author

Raymond Helmick is an American Jesuit priest, and Professor of Conflict Resolution in the Department of Theology at Boston College. For over thirty years he has worked as a mediator in various conflicts, including Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, East Timor, the countries of the former Yugoslavia and the Middle East.


Foreword by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Introduction PART ONE Building Relationships 1. The Path to the US/PLO Dialogue, 1985-1988 2. The Madrid stage and Oslo, 1990-1993, 3. Disappointments and postponements, 1993-1995 PART TWO The Failed Negotiations 1. Sad Millennium: The Disintegration of Ehud Barak May, 1999 to July, 2000 2. Camp David 3. Negotiations Continue, August 1-September 28, 2000 4. Through the blood of the intifadah to the Taba negotiations, September 29, 2000-February 8, 2001 PART THREE Aftermath 1. The Web of Civility Dissolves, Early February to September 11, 2001 2. America goes to war, September 11, 2001 to the indefinite future 3. So what really happened at Camp David and Taba? References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745322193
  • Format: Hardback, Other Formats
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780745322193
  • ISBN10: 0745322190

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