Menachem Klein is Professor of Political Science at Bar Ilan University, Israel, and a former advisor to Prime Minister Ehud Barak. This is his sixth book. Lives in Common, also published by Hurst, was chosen as a New Republic Book of the Year in 2014.
'A trenchant, insightful and timely book on the leadership styles and records of two Palestinian presidents who for better or worse have shaped the strategy of the Palestinian national movement for more than half a century.' -- Aaron David Miller, former Middle East analyst and negotiator, US Department of State 'With so much attention devoted to how Israeli policies led to the collapse of the Oslo peace process, struggles and trends among Palestinians are often neglected. Klein builds on decades of research to illuminate the accomplishments and failures of Palestinian leadership, the political transformation of Hamas, and the disastrous decline of the Palestinian Authority.' -- Ian S. Lustick, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania