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Zion's DilemmasHow Israel Makes National Security Policy$
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Charles D. Freilich

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451041

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.001.0001

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Camp David II

Camp David II

The Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, 1999–2000

(p.154) Chapter Seven Camp David II
Zion's Dilemmas

Charles D. Freilich

Cornell University Press

This chapter examines the Israeli–Palestinian peace negotiations during Camp David II from 1999 to 2000. The United States played a key role throughout the negotiations, providing both Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) with both positive and negative inducements to compromise. The true negotiations often took place between the United States and each of the sides, no less than between the sides themselves, as both vied for U.S. support. This chapter first considers the strategic setting in which Israel's specific national security decision-making process (DMP) took place. It then discusses the five DMP pathologies in relation to the peace talks, suggesting that the process was highly planned and strongly influenced by politicization. It also assesses Camp David II in relation to the Israeli government's semi-organized anarchy, along with the role of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the defense establishment in the DMP aspect of the negotiations.

Keywords:   peace talks, Camp David II, United States, Israel, Palestine Liberation Organization, national security decision-making, semi-organized anarchy, Israel Defense Forces, defense establishment, decision-making process

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