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Only Language They Understand
In a myth-busting analysis of the world's most intractable conflict, a star of Middle East reporting, "e;one of the most important writers"e; in the field (The New York Times), argues that only one weapon has yielded progress: force.Scatte...
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"Nathan Thrall's commentary on the most intractable dispute of our time is something shocking: it is fair. Into a debate consumed by ferocious passions he enters dispassionately, except that he has a passion for peace. For this reason he is uncommonly trustworthy. His familiarity with the infamous complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian tangle is remarkable, as is his mental composure. This learned and candid book is a genuine contribution to our understanding of an increasingly frightening conflict."--Leon Wieseltier; "Both the book and the title of The Only Language They Understand perfectly encapsulate the attitudes of the two sides to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The title also illustrates Thrall's main thesis: that over the entire hundred years of this conflict, only force or the threat of force, whether military, political, economic, diplomatic or in another form, has obligated the two sides to compromise. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand why this conflict is so intractable and remains unresolved."--Rashid Khalidi, author of Brokers of Deceit and Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Columbia University; "A terrific piece of analysis by a keen and empathic observer of the region."--Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower and Thirteen Days in September; "These are the toughest criticisms anywhere of decades of Israeli policy. The failings of the Palestinians are here as well--but the arrows are aimed at Jerusalem. Serious supporters of Israel should have their answers ready--or be prepared to lose debates to opponents quoting Nathan Thrall."--Elliott Abrams, Deputy National Security Advisor, George W. Bush administration; "For those who look at the Middle East and throw up their hands at a hopeless morass, Nathan Thrall's brilliant book is a compelling corrective. This most well-informed and well-connected of experts gives rigorous attention to the reality lurking behind the myths: that in this seemingly frozen conflict, carefully applied power and assiduous compulsion have often been the midwives of progress. Eloquent, fact-rich, full of vivid characters, and relentlessly contemporary in its narrative, The Only Language They Understand is a withering indictment of conventional wisdom--and a necessary, essential book."--Mark Danner, author of Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War "Nathan Thrall argues with great power and lucidity that the only language the two sides to the conflict understand is force. This strong view, strongly held by Thrall, has serious political implications. He may be right, he may be wrong, but he must be read by anyone who hasn't given up the idea and the hope of ending this bloody conflict."--Avishai Margalit, author of On Compromise and Rotten Compromises
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Nathan Thrall is a leading analyst of the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books and is a senior analyst with the International Crisis Group, for which he has covered Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza since 2010. His writing and analysis are often featured in print and broadcast media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Time, CNN, Democracy Now!, PRI, and the BBC. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and daughters.