First, Do No Harm: Rashid Khalidi on US Peace-Blocking

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America has long been viewed as the quintessential broker of Israeli-Palestinian peace. In his book Brokers of Deceit: How the US Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East, Columbia University Professor Rashid Khalidi argues that it’s no accident peace has not yet materialized. He shows how the US undermines, rather than advancing an agreement, by playing the role of “Israel’s lawyer,” or perhaps its siamese twin.


This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. 

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