In Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo, the American Anziska traces how diplomatic relations following the 1967 Arab-Israeli War set the stage for the current sidelining of Palestinian demands for statehood ... Preventing Palestine offers (a) vivid portraits of Palestine that transcend the fragmentary glimpses of poverty and violence that the region is often reduced to in Western media.
Seth Anziska is fired by personal transformation and intellectual rigour – but never lapses into propaganda ... This splendid book by a young American Jewish scholar is the product of an early emotional and intellectual transformation ... Anziska has made a major contribution to the history of this conflict. As the Trump administration repeats the errors of so many predecessors, with moves to delegitimize and defund the PLO, Anziska reminds us that America has always shared responsibility for the lopsided competition between Israel and the Palestinians.
Devoting most of the book to the Camp David Accords of 1978, Anziska closely examines the motivations of and dealings among Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin, and Jimmy Carter ... Anziska displays an admirable understanding of the Palestinian plight, and his fair and equitable treatment is laudable and encouraging.