published 2017 by Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, Tennessee – 275 pages
I have known the author at intervals since about 1987. Some of his claims may be exaggerated over Corporal Shalit. I, nevertheless, respect his perseverance in search of a rational peace since he arrived in Israel in 1979.
His memories as a Zionist youth in United States, of living for two years in a Palestinian village in Galilee, also of the Israel Palestine Centre for Research and Information office, which was successively in East Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Tantur are interesting and enjoyable. In chapter 19 he gives his ideas about Co-Facilitation from the opposite sides, followed by 12 lessons he has learnt from the defective, and now non-existent, peace process.
He concludes that the conflict is over territory and identity. Separation and barriers are not the answer.
The US is not a satisfactory mediator but it could be helpful in implementing an eventual agreement. The resolution will have to come from within the two peoples themselves.