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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 (first published January 1st 2013)
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Anna C
Nov 08, 2014 Anna C rated it it was ok
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
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Maryc
Jul 24, 2013 Maryc rated it really liked it
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.

Andrew
Dec 19, 2014 Andrew rated it liked it
Shelves: academic
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.
Jean
Mar 22, 2014 Jean rated it it was amazing
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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