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Book Launch for 'Preventing Palestine'

17 September 2018

Cover of Dr Seth Anziska's book Preventing Palestine

Join us for the launch of Preventing Palestine by Dr Seth Anziska, the Mohamed S. Farsi-Polonsky Lecturer in Jewish-Muslim Relations, on Wedensday 10 October at 6pm in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre located in the Wilkins Building.

Presented by the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the Institute of Advanced Studies. Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public. 


For seventy years Israel has existed as a state, and for forty years it has honoured a peace treaty with Egypt that is widely viewed as a triumph of diplomacy in the Middle East. Yet the Palestinians—the would-be beneficiaries of a vision for a comprehensive regional settlement that led to the Camp David Accords in 1978—remain stateless to this day. 

In a discussion of his forthcoming book, based on newly declassified international sources, Seth Anziska charts the emergence of the peace process and examines how events in the 1970s and 1980s contributed to the persistence of Palestinian statelessness and broader regional upheaval in the Middle East today.

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