Khatib Book on Peace Process Published in Arabic

Birzeit University’s Vice President for Advancement Ghassan Khatib recently celebrated the Arabic release of his book, "Palestinian Politics and the Middle East Peace Process: Consensus and Contradiction among the Palestinian Negotiators". The book, originally published in English by Routledge, was translated by the Institute for Palestine Studies.

The analysis discusses the various rounds of the Middle East peace process and the influences on the Palestinian negotiating delegation during the talks.

"The book reviews the various stages of negotiations, emphasizing that the success of the Palestinian negotiator is governed by Palestinian performance and balance of power, as well as the other party’s performance," said Khatib. He said that “the historical stages mentioned in this book indicate that the relationship between the Palestinian leadership at home and abroad was sometimes complementary and other times competitive.”