FOREWORDby Dennis Ross

FOR SOMEONE WHO WORKED CLOSELY WITH URI SAVIR DURing Israel’s negotiations with its neighbors in the 1990s, it comes as no surprise to me that he would write a book on why we must revolutionize the way we approach peacemaking and how we can do so. I say this because, as a negotiator, Uri Savir brought not just skills, creativity, and insight to the task; he brought empathy and compassion as well.

Uri, first and foremost, is an Israeli patriot. But he is also a humanist. He believed that peace with Israel’s neighbors was in Israel’s national interests. He believed in a peace of mutual interest, not a peace of surrender. He believed in a peace of openness, with reconciliation and cooperation, not a cold peace of isolation ...

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