Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciencesand professor of English at the University of Illinois atUrbana-Champaign and an affiliated faculty member at theUniversity of Haifa. Among the 33 books he has authoredor edited are The Case Against Academic Boycotts ofIsrael and Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel.
A permanent withdrawal from the north central area of the West Bank, not following a
formal agreement but as a way to demonstrate an Israeli commitment to the creation of
a Palestinian state, could alter the status quo and provide a basis for further progress .