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Israel, Jordan, and Palestine

The Two-State Imperative

Since 1921, the Zionist movement, the Hashemites, and Palestinian nationalists have been vying for regional control. In this book, Asher Susser analyzes the evolution of the one- and two-state options and explores why a two-state solution has failed to materialize. He provides an in-depth analysis of Jordan’s positions and presents an updated discussion of the two-state imperative through the initiatives of Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Susser argues that Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians have cohesive collective identities that violently collide with each other. Because of these entrenched differences, a single-state solution cannot be achieved.

312 pages | 6 x 9

History: Middle Eastern History

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Table of Contents

List of Maps • Acknowledgments • Preface • Introduction • Between Binationalism and Partition • The Palestinians and the Two-State Idea: A Guide for the Perplexed • Israel and the Two-State Paradigm: From Reluctant Acquiescence to Self-Interest • The Alternative: The Promotion of the One-State Agenda • The Evolution of the Jordanian Role • The Revival of the Two-State Imperative • Conclusion • Notes • Bibliography • Index

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