The American Search for Mideast Peace

Synopsis

Tschirgi synthesizes and interprets a large amount of information gleaned from personal accounts, partisan critiques, government documents, and the public record to portray and explain the current state of the U.S. search for Mideast peace. This analytical volume distills the events of the past two decades beginning by identifying the hope for Middle East peace that gripped Washington in 1967 and then examining the steps that cumulatively undermined that goal. Tschirgi concludes that both the normative and structural aspects of peace as envisaged by Washington in 1967 are now probably beyond attainment.