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Nation Validation: MODERN PALESTINIAN LITERATURE AND THE POLITICS OF APPEASEMENT

Nation Validation: MODERN PALESTINIAN LITERATURE AND THE POLITICS OF APPEASEMENT Social Text 75, Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer 2003. Copyright © 2003 by Duke University Press. The 1990 – 91 Gulf War had a devastating effect on Palestinians in the occupied territories, sapped the Intifada, and isolated the PLO. One of the major outcomes of the war was the Middle East peace process, beginning with the public meetings in Madrid in October 1991, in which the Palestinian negotiation team was composed largely of personalities who had emerged during the Intifada as leaders from inside the occupied territories. The Madrid process came to an end with the announcement that the PLO and Israel had reached an agreement in secret meetings in Oslo, followed by the signing of the Declaration of Principles in Washington. The initial — and misplaced — euphoria following the Washington handshake between Arafat and Rabin, and Arafat’s subsequent arrival in Palestine in July 1994, did not last long. The actions of the Palestinian National Authority in Gaza and Jericho soon revealed the failure of Arafat to learn from the Intifada and understand the concerns expressed by the Palestinian negotiators during the post-Madrid bilateral rounds. No longer the head of a liberation organization — now the chairman http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Text Duke University Press

Nation Validation: MODERN PALESTINIAN LITERATURE AND THE POLITICS OF APPEASEMENT

Social Text , Volume 21 (2 75) – Jun 1, 2003

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2003 by Duke University Press
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0164-2472
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1527-1951
DOI
10.1215/01642472-21-2_75-7
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Social Text 75, Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer 2003. Copyright © 2003 by Duke University Press. The 1990 – 91 Gulf War had a devastating effect on Palestinians in the occupied territories, sapped the Intifada, and isolated the PLO. One of the major outcomes of the war was the Middle East peace process, beginning with the public meetings in Madrid in October 1991, in which the Palestinian negotiation team was composed largely of personalities who had emerged during the Intifada as leaders from inside the occupied territories. The Madrid process came to an end with the announcement that the PLO and Israel had reached an agreement in secret meetings in Oslo, followed by the signing of the Declaration of Principles in Washington. The initial — and misplaced — euphoria following the Washington handshake between Arafat and Rabin, and Arafat’s subsequent arrival in Palestine in July 1994, did not last long. The actions of the Palestinian National Authority in Gaza and Jericho soon revealed the failure of Arafat to learn from the Intifada and understand the concerns expressed by the Palestinian negotiators during the post-Madrid bilateral rounds. No longer the head of a liberation organization — now the chairman

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Social TextDuke University Press

Published: Jun 1, 2003

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