[OPE-L] Road Map to Nowhere

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Sun Sep 10 2006 - 18:38:43 EDT

Road Map to Nowhere
Israel/Palestine Since 2003
Tanya Reinhart

 The Road Map to Nowhere is a devastating and timely book, essential to
understanding the current state of the Israel/Palestine crisis and the
propaganda that infects its coverage. Based on extensive analysis of
information in the mainstream Israeli media, it argues that the current road
map has brought no real progress and that, under cover of diplomatic
successes, Israel is using the road map to strengthen its grip on the
remaining occupied territories. Exploring the Gaza pullout of 2005, the West
Bank "separation wall", the rise to power of the Kadima party and Hamas,
Reinhart examines the gap between myth - the Israeli leadership's public
affairs achievement that has led the West to believe that a road map is in
fact being implemented - and bitter reality.

Reinhart shows that throughout, Ariel Sharon's goals, and those of his
successor Ehud Olmert, have stayed the same; to maintain Gaza as a closed
prison, to transform the West Bank into a system of sealed enclaves and to
annex Palestinian land under cover of the construction of the "separation
wall". The army, which represents the true power in Israel, will forcibly
ensure the legacy of Sharon is applied - Hamas' election success represents
an ideal pretext to do so.

This powerful new book is written with the rigor and sharp anger of one of
the rare Israeli intellectuals who had long predicted and explained the
prolonged stalemate of the successive "peace processes" initiated by the
1993 Oslo accords.

Praise for Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948 -

 'Tanya Reinhart's Israel/Palestine is the most devastating critique now
available of Israel's policy toward the Palestinian people. Written with
urgency and an unflinching clarity, it deserves to be read by every
American.' Edward W. Said

 'Tanya Reinhart's informative and chilling analysis could hardly be more
timely. It should be read and considered with care, and taken very
seriously.' Noam Chomsky

 AUTHOR: Tanya Reinhart is Professor Emeritus of linguistics and media
studies at Tel Aviv University and, from January 2007, a Global
Distinguished Professor at New York University. She has had a regular column
in the biggest Israeli daily, Yediot Aharonot, is the author of
Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948, and contributes regularly to
Counterpunch and Zmag.

 Title: The Road Map to Nowhere
Author: Tanya Reinhart
Publication: September 4th 2006
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 1 84467 076 7
Price: 8.99 / $18

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