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Shattered Hopes: The Failure Of Obama's Middle East Peace Process

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President Barack Obama's first trip abroad in his second term took him to Israel and the Palestinian West Bank, where he despondently admitted to those waiting for words of encouragement, “It is a hard slog to work through all of these issues.” Contrast this gloomy assessment with Obama’s optimism on the second day of his first term, when he appointed former Senate Majorit ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Verso
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Anna Cain
Dear Josh (I presume I can call you Josh),

I sometimes wonder why I bother with this book reviewing hobby. After all, why does anyone care what I have to say about "Jane Eyre?" However, "Shattered Hopes" is a perfect example of why we Goodreaders write full-length essays directed at the void of the Internet.

Josh, you can count me 100% on your side. I am a student human rights activist, and I enjoyed meeting you after a lecture a few weeks ago. I consider the treatment of Palestinians one of the
Brilliant analysis of Obama's continuation of America's FAILED policy-which has helped to finance, support, and perpetuate the brutal military occupation of Palestine by Israel.

Lots of good information and I mostly agree with his points. But it was somewhat of a boring read. Anyone who is interested in the premise if the book but doesn't know much background is going to have a rough time with it IMO. I started it in the fall and put it down after 70 pages. Waited til winter to pick it up again.
Arabvoicesspeak Jarrah
A great read and had the author on our live radio show talk about it.
A thought-provoking book that gives the reader a Palestinian view of the US posture regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This book can puzzle you, make you angry, break your heart as the author reveals the overwhelming odds against resolution.
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