The High Cost of Peace : Since the Gulf War, three U.S. administrations have tried desperately to negotiate peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But the tenuous accords have done little except leave Israel compromised and vulnerable while drawing the ire of militant Islamists - culminating in the September 11 attacks and renewed violence in the West Bank and elsewhere in the Middle East. Terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky uncovers the bitter legacy of a peace process that has cost tens of thousands of lives, emboldened such outlaw countries as Iran and Iraq, enriched Arab militaries with billions of U.S. dollars, and mobilized an underground network of terrorist cells around the globe. He reveals in engrossing detail the political undercurrents and secret deals that have shaped and destabilized the region, the confluence of events leading up to September 11, and the inside story of a dangerous quest for peace that has led to a war unlike any the Middle East has seen before - the details of which rarely make the anti-Israeli-tinged evening news.
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