Diplomacy on the Jordan: International Conflict and Negotiated Resolution

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2012 M12 6 - 535 páginas
The Jordan River has attracted the attention of people around the world. The natives call it "the Shari'a," or the Code [of God.] The religious importance of the river is known to mankind. Travelers and explorers sailed down its course from north to south. All have noted that its waters are turbulent, its path windy, and its meandering course steep. Old civilizations flourished in the Jordan River basin. The territories surrounding it were known to have been ruled by the same political authority for centuries. Riparian States came to exist in its basin only after the First World War, when Britain and France shared the spoils of the eclipsed Ottoman Empire. Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine were created as separate political entities and became riparian parties on the Jordan. Palestine became the target of the Zionist Movement for the establishment of a national home for the Jews. They were supported by Britain, who issued the Balfour Declaration in 1917 pledging support for their objective. The Jewish State, Israel, was established in part of Palestine in 1948, and became another riparian party on the Jordan River.
 

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Acknowledgments
1
Resorting to Diplomacy
40
Attempts at Reconciliation
67
Preventive Diplomacy
127
Spinning Out of Control
165
Chapter VI Water for the Jordan Valley
209
A Mission to Damascus
231
Habibs Last Visit
233
Replacement in the Delegation
327
The Process Continues 331
330
A Meeting with the Prime Minister
333
Resumption of the Peace Process
334
Water Energy and Environment
337
Majali the Prime Minister
342
Substantive Water Talks
343
The Oslo Accords
345

The Sand Bar 237
236
Contacts to Clean the Sand Bar
238
The First Cleaning Operation
243
A Call After Midnight
244
The Pleasant Surprise
251
The Israeli Reaction
255
OffCanal Storage Found
257
The Picnic Table
258
A Daring Operation on the Yarmouk
259
A Scary Presentation
263
American Interest and FollowUp
267
Removal of the Sand Bar
271
The Maqarin Project Revived
272
The Middle East Peace Process
283
Jordan Gets Ready
285
The Bilateral Negotiations Start
286
A Water Meeting with the Americans
288
Developments in the Bilateral Track
291
The Vienna Chat
295
Substance in the Bilaterals
299
The Washington Encounter
305
A Visit by the United States Ambassador
311
The Common Agenda
315
Publication of the Draft Common Agenda
319
The Reaction in Jordan
321
Israeli Reaction
323
Israeli Proposal for Water Agenda
324
The Trilateral Economic Committee
349
The Jordan Rift Valley
353
Fast Turns in Events
356
The Bilaterals in The Rift Valley
358
Water at the Moria Plaza
360
Terms of Reference JRV
366
Involvement of the World Bank
368
Meetings in Beit Gibrael
369
The September Turn
371
The Peace Treaty
377
The Visit to Hashimyyah
379
A Review of Potential Positions
380
Serious Negotiations Commence
385
At Hashimyya West of Amman
392
The Peace Treaty Concluded
398
The Middle EastNorth Africa Economic Summit
402
At the Multilateral Working Group on Water Resources
403
Public Campaign
405
The Challenge of Implementation
411
Stalling factors
415
The Ministerial Confrontation
417
The Diversion Weir and Lake Tiberias Storage
427
The Fall of Majalis Peace Government
439
Appendices
445
Index
523
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