The Endless Quest for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

A Reflection from No Man's Land

  • Robert Serry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Robert Serry
    Pages 1-4
  3. Robert Serry
    Pages 25-41
  4. Robert Serry
    Pages 43-52
  5. Robert Serry
    Pages 65-74
  6. Robert Serry
    Pages 75-83
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    Pages 85-93
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    Pages 109-117
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    Pages 175-184
  10. Robert Serry
    Pages 185-194
  11. Robert Serry
    Pages 195-202
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 203-221

About this book


In this book a former United Nations Envoy offers an insider perspective on conflict management and peace efforts during the three most recent failed peace initiatives and three wars in Gaza. Robert Serry shares his reflections on walking the tight rope of diplomacy between Israel and Palestine and his analysis of what has gone wrong and why a “one-state reality” may be around the corner. Offering fresh thinking on how to preserve prospects for a two-state solution, this book examines the UN’s uneasy history in the Arab-Israeli conflict since partition was proposed in resolution 181 (1948) and provides a rare insight into the life of a United Nations Envoy in today’s Middle East. 


Peace process Two state solution Oslo Accords Gaza Palestinian Divide Middle East Quartet Jerusalem UN envoy Benjamin Netanyahu Hamas Mahmoud Zahar Intifada Madrid Peace Conference

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Serry
    • 1
  1. 1.School of DiplomacySeton Hall University School of DiplomacyWassenaarThe Netherlands

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