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Why has peace in the Middle East remained so elusive? Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict provides the answer while also explaining why you won't hear it from U.S. government officials or the mainstream media. With incisive and provocative analysis, Jeremy R. Hammond provides a meticulously documented account that explodes popular myths and dec Why has peace in the Middle East remained so elusive? Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict provides the answer while also explaining why you won't hear it from U.S. government officials or the mainstream media. With incisive and provocative analysis, Jeremy R. Hammond provides a meticulously documented account that explodes popular myths and deconstructs standard narratives about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For anyone seeking a better understanding of the conflict's root causes, the true reasons for its persistence, and the way forward, Obstacle to Peace delivers the knowledge and insights to effect the paradigm shift that is necessary for a just peace to be achieved. "carefully documented and highly informative" - Noam Chomsky In Obstacle to Peace, you'll learn: How US and Israeli policies have strengthened Hamas Why Israel implemented an illegal policy of collectively punishing the civilian population of Gaza, and how it's been able to do so with impunity What really happened during Operation Cast Lead and Operation Pillar of Defense, two of Israel's large-scale military assaults on the defenseless Gaza Strip What the so-called "peace process" is and why the US pursues it so aggressively Why Israel attacked the Mavi Marmara in international waters, and why the US defended the killing of nine peace activists on board How Israel has maintained its occupation of Palestine and what must happen to bring it to an end What must occur for Palestinian refugees to have a realistic hope of exercising their right to return to their homeland How and why the US mainstream media manipulate information so as to manufacture consent for US foreign policy How to decipher the euphemistic language used by the government and media to deceive the public How the United Nations helped create the conflict and how Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has played a duplicitous role What the Goldstone Report was, what its findings were, and why it so upset the US and Israel How, despite congenial rhetoric to the contrary, the Obama administration has continued the longstanding US policy of rejecting the rights of the Palestinian people And much more!


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Why has peace in the Middle East remained so elusive? Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict provides the answer while also explaining why you won't hear it from U.S. government officials or the mainstream media. With incisive and provocative analysis, Jeremy R. Hammond provides a meticulously documented account that explodes popular myths and dec Why has peace in the Middle East remained so elusive? Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict provides the answer while also explaining why you won't hear it from U.S. government officials or the mainstream media. With incisive and provocative analysis, Jeremy R. Hammond provides a meticulously documented account that explodes popular myths and deconstructs standard narratives about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For anyone seeking a better understanding of the conflict's root causes, the true reasons for its persistence, and the way forward, Obstacle to Peace delivers the knowledge and insights to effect the paradigm shift that is necessary for a just peace to be achieved. "carefully documented and highly informative" - Noam Chomsky In Obstacle to Peace, you'll learn: How US and Israeli policies have strengthened Hamas Why Israel implemented an illegal policy of collectively punishing the civilian population of Gaza, and how it's been able to do so with impunity What really happened during Operation Cast Lead and Operation Pillar of Defense, two of Israel's large-scale military assaults on the defenseless Gaza Strip What the so-called "peace process" is and why the US pursues it so aggressively Why Israel attacked the Mavi Marmara in international waters, and why the US defended the killing of nine peace activists on board How Israel has maintained its occupation of Palestine and what must happen to bring it to an end What must occur for Palestinian refugees to have a realistic hope of exercising their right to return to their homeland How and why the US mainstream media manipulate information so as to manufacture consent for US foreign policy How to decipher the euphemistic language used by the government and media to deceive the public How the United Nations helped create the conflict and how Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has played a duplicitous role What the Goldstone Report was, what its findings were, and why it so upset the US and Israel How, despite congenial rhetoric to the contrary, the Obama administration has continued the longstanding US policy of rejecting the rights of the Palestinian people And much more!

45 review for Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

  1. 4 out of 5

    Vamsi Krishna

    This is a book that I have had in my shelf for a very long time and I finally got to start reading it last winter. After 2-3 months and 400+ pages later, I am disappointed. When I read a political book that I disagree with, I judge it on its ability to convince me to its side. The goal is convince the reader how the US role or its “criminal policies” have been an obstacle to peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and there was hardly any mention of that; I have my own reasons why I think the This is a book that I have had in my shelf for a very long time and I finally got to start reading it last winter. After 2-3 months and 400+ pages later, I am disappointed. When I read a political book that I disagree with, I judge it on its ability to convince me to its side. The goal is convince the reader how the US role or its “criminal policies” have been an obstacle to peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and there was hardly any mention of that; I have my own reasons why I think the US should reconsider its role in that conflict, but Hammond did not address them nor did he bring anything new to the table. We give Israel and the PA lots of money, but there was hardly any mention of foreign aid in this book. I’ll touch more on this later. Now I am not Israel’s biggest fan. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 as Noam Chomsky and 10 as Ben Shapiro or Dennis Prager, I am a 4, but if you take in what I believe the US role should be in that region, how biased the media is reporting in this conflict, I am like a 6, maybe 6.5. With that said, another major flaw is the HORRIFIC bias against Israel. Throughout the book the repeatedly cites from the NYT, “Amnesty International”, “Human Rights Watch”, and I think “The Guardian” to explain various conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians. Again, I’m not Israel’s biggest fan, but I do believe that there is a great deal of media bias against Israel. And Hammond even (unsuccessfully) tries to make you believe that media in the US is biased IN FAVOR of Israel. One glaring example is his rundown of the Goldstone Report. He goes on about Israel’s horrific war crimes, but he hardly mentions how Judge Goldstone retracted most his claims a few years after the report was published. There are other examples throughout the book, stuff even I could tell was insanely biased. Based on his bias in the first 300 pages, it made me question the impartiality of the last 100. He talks about the UN and how the Palestinians are poorly treated, etc. But it gets rather difficult to trust his writing based on his history of bias. Now there is nothing wrong with being biased, as long as you say you are biased, and let the reader know that he/she is not getting an impartial view of the account. Hammond does not do that. He tries to make you think you’re getting an unbiased view of what is happening, but it is clear he is being very biased. The few good things that I would say are that it gives the Palestinians perspective of the conflict. He does talk about Israeli occupation and Israel’s blatant violation of international law in increasing settlements. He also debunks some claims on President Obama being a vitriolic anti-Israel semite. I believe we should protect Israel and give it some money, because if we do not, its neighbors will wipe it off the planet. Hammond did not convince me that my view is wrong and the US is responsible to fanning the flames of the conflict. I’m gonna give this book the lowest grade I have given- 2.5/10.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nick Pengelley

    If you'd ever wondered why the longest running conflict in the modern world hasn't come close to resolution ,this book provides the answer. For many decades the US government has sided with the Israeli government to ensure that a Palestinian state has no chance of being born. It is more than apparent that if this is to occur, it can only be with either a fundamental change in the US approach (not impossible under a future Democratic president and congress influenced by the likes of Ilhan Omar an If you'd ever wondered why the longest running conflict in the modern world hasn't come close to resolution ,this book provides the answer. For many decades the US government has sided with the Israeli government to ensure that a Palestinian state has no chance of being born. It is more than apparent that if this is to occur, it can only be with either a fundamental change in the US approach (not impossible under a future Democratic president and congress influenced by the likes of Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), or the removal of the US from the process.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ramesh Shrestha

    A good summary of Israeli atrocities and the US involvement in Israeli deciet. The summary of events and diplomatic engagements presented chronologically proves that Israeli government is not serious in finding a solution. The prolonged diplomatic negotiations simply allowed Israel to continue its expansionist policy by expelling Palestinians from their centuries old settlements.

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