Obstacle to Peace

OBSTACLES TO PEACE is a resource manual, an illustrated chronicle of struggle and an appeal to the international “civil society” to support “the joint efforts of Israelis and Palestinians seeking a just peace in the Middle East.”

The author, Jeff Halper, has presented guided tours of the Occupied Territories, particularly the ever-expanding area of “Metropolitan Jerusalem,” over the course of many years for visiting journalists, diplomats and students. The present book, after introducing the reader to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), proceeds through concise chapters on the context of the conflict, the “generous offer” of Prime Minister Ehud Barak in 2001, the U.S. “road map,” Sharon’s “unilateral solution,” the emerging Bantustan scenario, the issue of terrorism and potential ways out of the conflict.