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ISRAEL AND THE ARABS: ELUSIVE PEACE, Television Documentary Archive

ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1-5: Research material


ELUSIVE PEACE

1997

Background research material on 'Black September', the conflict between Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Jordan, 1970, including photocopy extracts from the memoirs of Henry Kissinger.

ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/1-17 Publications, including extracts from publications


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/1

1996

Book City of stone: the hidden history of Jerusalem by Meron Benvenisti (University of California Press, 1996).


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/2

2000

Photocopy extracts from book Israel and the Arabs: an eyewitness account of war and peace in the Middle East by Ahron Bregman and Jihan El-Tahri (TV Books, New York, 2000), including ‘Cast of characters’ listing those involved in the peace process.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/3

2000 Aug

‘The Camp David papers’ an account of events at the Camp David Summit, 11-25 Jul 2000, by Akram Hanieh, editor of the Palestinian Al-Ayyam newspaper and adviser to Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004. The account was originally serialised in the Al-Ayyam newspaper and has been translated from Arabic. Some manuscript annotations.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/4

2001

Book Divided Jerusalem: the struggle for the Holy City by Bernard Wasserstein (Profile Books, London 2001).


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/5

2002

Photocopy extract from book Bush at war by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, New York, 2002), describing the negotiations between Gen Colin Powell, United States Secretary of State, and Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel 2001-2006, 2002. Some manuscript annotations.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/6

2002

Book The high cost of peace: how Washington’s Middle East policy left America vulnerable to terrorism by Yossef Bodansky (Forum Prima, Roseville, California, USA, 2002).


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/7

2002 May

Report ‘Israel, the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian authorities. Jenin: IDF (Israeli Defence Force) military operations’ by Peter Bouckaert, Miranda Sissons and Johanna Bjorken, published in Human Rights Watch, Vol 14, No 3, 2002, report by three Human Rights Watch researchers based on interviews they conducted with residents of the Jenin refugee camp regarding Israeli Defence Force operations, Apr 2002. Some manuscript annotations.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/8

2003

Photocopy extracts from book Shattered dreams: the failure of the peace process in the Middle East, 1995-2002 by Charles Enderlin (Other Press, New York, 2003), giving an account and analysis of events at the Camp David Summit, Jul 2000, and the al-Aqsa Intifada and aftermath, 2000.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/9

2003

Photocopy extract from book Blair’s wars: a liberal imperialist in action by John Kampfner (Free, London 2003), describing the role of Michael Levy, Baron of Mill Hill as special envoy to the Middle East, 1999-2003.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/10

2003

Book Inside the world’s most infamous terrorist organisations: Hamas: Palestinian terrorists by Maine Rosaler (Rosen Publishing Group, New York, 2003).


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/11

2003 13 Dec

Photocopy article ‘Back roads: how serious is the Bush administration about creating a Palestinian state?’ by Connie Bruck, published in The New Yorker, 15 Dec 2003, describing the formulation of the ‘roadmap for peace’ plan, 2000-2003, particularly the contribution of Elliott Abrams, the US Deputy National Security Adviser for Global Democracy Strategy.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/12

2003 24 Mar

Print-out of article ‘The Prince: how the Saudi Ambassador became Washington’s indispensable operator’, by Elsa Walsh, published in The New Yorker, 24 Mar 2003, describing the role of Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States, in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Some manuscript annotations.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/13

2003

Photocopy extract from book Madam Secretary a memoir by Madeleine Albright (Miramax Books, New York, 2003), describing her role in negotiations between Israel, Syria and the Palestinians, 1998-2000.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/14

2004

Photocopy extract from book Battle ready by Tom Clancy with Gen Tony Zinni (Ret.) and Tony Koltz (Putnam, New York 2004), describing Gen Zinni’s role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, 2001-2004. Some manuscript annotations.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/15

2004

Photocopy extract from book Rise of the Vulcans: the history of Bush’s war cabinet by James Mann (Viking, New York, 2004) describing US attempts to encourage negotiation between Israel and the Palestinians, 2002.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/16

2004

Photocopy extract from book The missing peace: the inside story of the fight for Middle East peace by Dennis Ross (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2004), describing his role in the Camp David Summit, Jul 2000. Some manuscript annotations.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/1/17

2004

Photocopy extracts from book The truth about Camp David: the untold story about the collapse of the Middle East peace process by Clayton E. Swisher (Nation Books, New York, 2004). Some manuscript annotations.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/2/1-8 Official documents


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/2/1

2000 Dec 23

‘The Clinton Parameters’, document outlining ideas for a peace settlement, prepared by William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton, US President 1993-2001, to provide points of discussion during Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/2/2

2001 Jan

‘Tentative Taba Agreement’, document outlining the agreements reached during Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in Taba, Egypt, 21-27 Jan 2001. This document is an edited version of the account of the negotiations prepared by European Union envoy Miguel Moratinos.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/2/3

2001 Apr-May

‘The Mitchell Report’, report of the Sharm el-Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee chaired by George J. Mitchell, former Member and Majority Leader of the United States Senate, encouraging the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to implement the decisions made in Sharm el-Sheikh, 1999-2000, and providing recommendations.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/2/4

2001 Jun 10

‘The Tenet Cease-Fire Plan’, document prepared by US Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet in order to encourage a cease-fire and a resumption of peace talks between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/2/5

2002 Mar 26

‘The Zinni Plan’, ceasefire plan given to Israeli and Palestinian negotiators by Gen Anthony Charles Zinni, US Special Envoy to Israel and the Palestinian National Authority, 26 March 2002.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/2/6

2002 Mar 26

‘Palestinian Objections to Zinni Plan’, document outlining objections to the ceasefire plan put forward by Gen Anthony Charles Zinni, US Special Envoy to Israel and the Palestinian National Authority, prepared by the Palestinian negotiating team including Mohammed Dahlan, Jibril Rajoub and Saeb Erekat.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/2/7

2003 Apr 30

‘A Performance-Based Roadmap to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’, document released by the US State Department outlining the ‘roadmap’ solution towards settlement of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/2/8

2004 Apr

‘The Disengagement Plan’, document issued by Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel 2001-2006, announcing his intention to unilaterally withdraw Israeli forces and to evacuate four Israeli settlements from Gaza and a small section of the northern West Bank (Samaria). Includes ‘Letter from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to US President George W Bush’, letter from Prime Minister Sharon to George W Bush, US President 2001-2009, outlining the disengagement plan and asking for US endorsement, and ‘Letter from President Bush to Prime Minister Sharon’, reply from President Bush.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/3 Chronologies


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/3/1

2004-2005

Series of chronologies or timelines of events discussed in the Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace documentary, including chronology of key events in the Middle East peace process, Sept 1993-Nov 2004; chronology of the Camp David Summit, 9-25 Jul 2000; chronology of the al-Aqsa Intifada, 25 Sept–17 Oct 2000; chronology of the second siege of the compound of Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, in Ramallah, West Bank, by Israeli troops, 19-29 Sept 2002, including maps of the compound and a copy of UN Security Resolution 1435, condemning the siege; chronology of the implementation of the ‘Disengagement Plan’ proposed by Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel 2001-2006, 18 Dec 2003-26 Oct 2004.


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/4/1-2 Recorded documentaries


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/4/1

2002

One DVD of Shattered dreams of peace: the road from Oslo. Two part documentary broadcast on the PBS television network in the USA as a segment of the Frontline series. Produced and directed by Tor Ben Mayor and Dan Setton for SET Productions and C-Films production (120 minutes).


ELUSIVE PEACE: 8/4/2

2004

One VHS video cassette of Good Morning Jerusalem. Account how a young man living in Jerusalem is affected by political pressures and events. Arabic with English subtitles (52 minutes).


Elusive Peace 8/5/1-3 General background research


ELUSIVE PEACE 8/5/1

1967-2004

General background research on the Six Day War, including photocopy communications between the US and USSR governments, and extracts from published histories.

ELUSIVE PEACE 8/5/2

1996-1997

General background research on Syria, chiefly photocopy press articles from Israel, UK and USA.

ELUSIVE PEACE 8/5/3

1997

Background research material on 'Black September', the conflict between the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Jordan, 1970, including photocopy extracts from the memoirs of Henry Kissinger.
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