Events in the Middle East have rushed forward so dizzyingly since mid-2000 that even close observers could be pardoned for losing track, not to mention hope. In this innovative book, the contributors offer individual perspectives on the deepening crisis in Israel-Palestine, thereby providing for the first time a ground-level understanding, from every angle, of the collapse of peace. Peace Fire aligns the chronology of recent history with thoughtful analyses, some of which are passionate, others disinterested, and several of which have already been proven wrong. In the process it weaves together the intemperate opinions, anger, hatred and confusion of the crisis. It spreads out from personal experiences of tragedy, conflict and hope at the epicenter to touch on the alarming global ripple effects, with contributors ranging from those on both sides directly affected to expert observers from around the world. This book is a collective diary of the Israel-Palestine conflict in its greatest crisis for 35 years. The recent maelstrom on the West Bank has dominated the world's newspapers but left people feeling powerless. This book shows what is driving the present crisis and whether there is a way out of the abyss.
Publication Date: 11/1/2002