This collection of essays analyses the 1993 agreement between the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat and the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. It was published originally in 2013 as an e-book to mark the 20th anniversary of the Accords. Although hailed at the time as a historic milestone in the Palestinian bid for statehood, the 22 essays in the volume offer a critical examination of the famous deal by some of the leading authorities on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Contributions from the likes of Noam Chomsky, Ilan Pappé, Richard Falk and others from the worlds of politics, academia, activism, journalism and law offer readers a wide range of analysis. The book traces the long struggle for Palestinian statehood and neatly summarises the political context preceding the signing of the Accords on the White House lawn in 1993. It includes details of the various declarations of principals within the original and subsequent (1995) Accords known as Oslo Two, and then examines the consequences of the agreement.
This book has been shortlisted for the Palestine Book awards 2017, please click here to read the full review on the Palestine book awards site.