Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising

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Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising

By Don Peretz
Westview Press, 1990
246 pp. $38.50

Peretz, who for more than four decades has been immersed in the Israeli-Palestinian problem with a devotion to objectivity and to the idea of reconciliation, gives the background and describes the course of the uprising and its effects on the two societies. Less colorful than Intifada by Schiff and Ya'ari (noted in Foreign Affairs, Spring 1990), Peretz's book is more organized and comprehensive in providing information, especially on the international dimensions of the conflict. It brings the reader to similar conclusions: the revolt will go on; no solution, by force or negotiation, is in sight; the effect is to polarize both societies and to threaten greater tension and violence in the future.

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