The Olive Branch from Palestine

The Palestinian Declaration of Independence and the Path Out of the Current Impasse

The Olive Branch from Palestine
Jerome M Segal, Noam Chomsky
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h229 x 152mm - 316pg
17 May 2022 US
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Israeli settlements are proliferating in Palestinian territory, and if they are annexed, the possibility of a future Palestinian state is virtually impossible. Could it have been otherwise? Can it still be? These are the questions Jerome M. Segal poses in The Olive Branch from Palestine. Carefully argued and highly Formative, this book is centered on an original strategy that Segal devised-a strategy adopted but only partially implemented by Palestinian leadership, leaving its feasibility untested. The first step of this strategy was the issuance in November 1988 of the Palestinian Declaration of Independence. That document, authored by Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish and modeled on Israel' s own Declaration, called for a Palestinian state that would live in peace with Israel. In The Olive Branch from Palestine, Segal provides in the first part an analytical and historical study of the 1988 Declaration, a remarkable act of unilateral peacemaking through which the PLO accepted the legitimacy of the 1947 Partition Resolution and thereby redefined Palestinian nationalism. In the second part, he proposes a new strategy based on solutions to the two core issues of 1948: the preservation of a Jewish state, and the rights and circumstances of Palestinian refugees. With The Olive Branch from Palestine, Jerome Segal offers a new narrative of the peace process and details a Palestinian-led strategy that could end the conflict.
Jerome M. Segal, an American philosopher whose writings in 1988 were a catalyst for the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, is author of Creating the Palestinian State and coauthor of Negotiating Jerusalem. He is internationally known as one of the most innovative conflict-resolution practitioners.

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