In response to the challenges of bringing the tenacious Israeli-Palestinian conflict to an end, many have offered grand historical perspectives, vague formulas, or visionary new proposals. Aharon Klieman, however, goes beyond abstract reflections to offer a clear and practical assessment of which issues will be important in the upcoming negotiation
The final status negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians could turn out to be the most important diplomatic process in over a century of conflict; Klieman´s Compromising Palestine is the indispensable guide to follow as those negotiations proceed. It is hard to imagine a layman , or even a knowledgeable observer, following these talks carefully without Klieman´s manuscript in hand. Klieman points the reader not only to the large questions with which the parties will have to deal but to the key details on the ground that will make or break the attempt to turn the tide of conflict in the Middle East.