Middle Position

Tested By Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Elliott Abrams Cambridge University Press, 352 pp., $29.99

When National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice made Elliott Abrams her senior director for Near Eastern and North African Affairs at the end of 2002, she knew very well who he was and where he stood. "By choosing me," Abrams writes in his excellent new book:

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About the Author

Itamar Rabinovich was Israel’s ambassador to the United States in the 1990s as well as chief negotiator with Syria between 1993 and 1996. He has written six books, including The View from Damascus: State, Political Community and Foreign Relations in Modern and Contemporary Syria (Vallentine Mitchell).


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