This book offers a thought-provoking analysis of the controversial Camp David II peace negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis in July 2000 and the ensuing political events. The author’s understanding of Middle Eastern politics is fresh and unconventional. Oded Balaban argues that the true political positions in the conflict do not coincide with traditional divisions between left and right, East and West, Israeli and Palestinian. Although his insights are surprising his reasoning is always rigorous and logical. This book is recommended to all those interested in new approaches to political analysis.