From the early days of the secret Oslo talks through the recent crises and new developments in Israel and Palestine, Yossi Beilin has been at the center of it all. This book highlights his intensive and historic meetings with President Clinton, Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres, Hosni Mubarek, King Hussein of Jordan and Madeleine Albright, as well as Beilin's crucial connections with such seminal Arab leaders as Yassir Arafat, Saeb Erikot, Faisal Husseini and the first prime minister of "Palestine," Abu Mazen. The Beilin-Mazen agreements are the basis of the current "road map" to Middle East peace.
The reader is carried with Beilin to Bill Clinton's Oval Office, Mubarek's Cairo, Hussein's Amman, and many other centers of global power--becoming privy to historic encounters and the surprising details of those negotiations, both public and secret.
In "Path," we learn how Beilin came to be this world leader in search of peace, how he overcame all the inherent difficulties, how he interfaced with world leaders and how he sees a solution to this ancient problem that creates a fair resolution for all sides.
This book is an extremely important and inspiring document, giving hope via pragmatism and the personal will of a dedicated, brilliant diplomat and visionary participant in this most challenging of arenas.
Dr. Yossi Beilin served as Israel's Minister of Justice from 1999 to 2001. A member of the Knesset for 11 years, Beilin has held ministerial positions in the governments of Rabin, Peres and Barak. He is a leading proponent of the peace process and initiated the secret talks resulting in the '93 Oslo Accords. He is the author of several books, including "Israel: A Concise Political History," "Touching Peace," and "The Manual For Leaving Lebanon."
"What I have always admired about Mr. Beilin is that he is a fanatical moderate--as committed to his moderation as the extremists are to their extremism. In a Middle East where extremists tend to go all the way and moderates tend just to go away, the example that he and his Palestinian partners are setting is critical. It shows that civil society in Israel and the West Bank is still alive and refuses to give in to pessimism. But they need, and deserve, courage and help from America now too. We owe them that. We owe ourselves that."
--Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times, November 2003
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.0
Weight (kg): 0.61