The Israel Palestine Conflict

The book, which places events in Palestine within the framework of global history, skilfully interweaves biographical sketches, eyewitness accounts, poetry, fiction and official documentation into its narrative, and includes photographs, ...

Author: James L. Gelvin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521852890

Category: History

Page: 294

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The conflict between Israelis and their forebears, on the one hand, and Palestinians and theirs, on the other, has lasted over a century and generated more than its share of commentaries and histories. James L. Gelvin's new account of that conflict offers a compelling, accessible and up-to-the-moment introduction for students and general readers. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, when the inhabitants of Ottoman Palestine and the Jews of Eastern Europe began to conceive of themselves as members of national communities, the book traces the evolution and interaction of these communities from their first encounters, through to the present, as well as exploring the external pressures and internal logic that has propelled their conflict. The book, which places events in Palestine within the framework of global history, skilfully interweaves biographical sketches, eyewitness accounts, poetry, fiction and official documentation into its narrative, and includes photographs, maps and an abundance of supplementary material.

The War for Palestine

About Israel's War of Independence from an Arab perspective.

Author: Eugene L. Rogan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521875986

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 383

The updated second edition of The War for Palestine presents the genesis of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Struggle and Survival in Palestine Israel

With contributions from a leading cast of scholars across disciplines, the stories here are drawn from a variety of sources, from stories passed down through generations to family archives, interviews, and published memoirs.

Author: Mark LeVine

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520953908

Category: History

Page: 472

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Too often, the study of Israel/Palestine has focused on elite actors and major events. Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israel takes advantage of new sources about everyday life and the texture of changes on the ground to put more than two dozen human faces on the past and present of the region. With contributions from a leading cast of scholars across disciplines, the stories here are drawn from a variety of sources, from stories passed down through generations to family archives, interviews, and published memoirs. As these personal narratives are transformed into social biographies, they explore how the protagonists were embedded in but also empowered by their social and historical contexts. This wide-ranging and accessible volume brings a human dimension to a conflict-ridden history, emphasizing human agency, introducing marginal voices alongside more well-known ones, defying "typical" definitions of Israelis and Palestinians, and, ultimately, redefining how we understand both "struggle" and "survival" in a troubled region.

The Case for Palestine

By the end of this book, the reader should be in an excellent position to go out and work for peace with justice for all peoples and states in the Middle East.”-Professor Francis A. Boyle, legal adviser to the Palestinian delegation to ...

Author: John B. Quigley

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822335399

Category: History

Page: 344

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A history of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians from the perspective of international law that examines the extent to which legitimate interests remain to be fulfilled.

A History of Modern Palestine

Examines Palestinian history and covers the Ottomans in the 1800s, the reign of Muhammad Ali, the coming of the early Zionists, the British mandate, the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, and the intifadas of 1987 and 2000.

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521556323

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 608

Examines Palestinian history and covers the Ottomans in the 1800s, the reign of Muhammad Ali, the coming of the early Zionists, the British mandate, the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, and the intifadas of 1987 and 2000.

The Israel Palestine Question

This study assimilates diverse interpretations of the origins of the Middle East conflict with emphasis on the fight for Palestine and its religious and political roots.

Author: Ed. Pappe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415169488

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 741

This study assimilates diverse interpretations of the origins of the Middle East conflict with emphasis on the fight for Palestine and its religious and political roots. It draws largely on the historical revisionism of the last two decades.

Palestine and Israel

This extensively documented work details the complex politics and agonizing struggles that have characterized the clash between Jews and Arabs, examining in depth the competing claims to Palestine and the extent to which legitimate ...

Author: John Quigley

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822310235

Category: History

Page: 337

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The dispute over Palestine between the Palestinian Arabs and the Israelis is one of the most volatile and intractable conflicts in the world today. Palestine and Israel examines the history of this battle from the perspective of international law, and it argues that a long-term solution to the conflict must protect legitimate interests to remain viable—an element the author believes has so far been seriously neglected. This extensively documented work details the complex politics and agonizing struggles that have characterized the clash between Jews and Arabs, examining in depth the competing claims to Palestine and the extent to which legitimate interests remain to be fulfilled. Beginning with the early Zionist settlement in Palestine that rose from the effort by Jews to escape long-standing discrimination in Europe, Qigley investigates the origins of the dispute, including the British occupation of Palestine, the British Mandate, and the involvement of the United Nations. He examines the 1948 War, the establishment of Israel, and explores the legal and political status of Jews there. After a detailed analysis of the 1967 War and Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, he concludes with recommendations for resolving the conflict, including discussions of the responsibility of other states for the persisting injustice, the role of other states in settling the dispute, and steps to a possible solution.

Palestine

Uses a comic book format to shed light on the complex and emotionally-charged situation of Palestinian Arabs, exploring the lives of Israeli soldiers, Palestinian refugees, and children in the Occupied Territories.

Author: Joe Sacco

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781560974321

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 285

View: 268

Uses a comic book format to shed light on the complex and emotionally-charged situation of Palestinian Arabs, exploring the lives of Israeli soldiers, Palestinian refugees, and children in the Occupied Territories.

Image and Reality of the Israel Palestine Conflict

This new edition critically reexamines dominant popular and scholarly images in the light of the current failures of the peace process.

Author: Norman G. Finkelstein

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844427

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

View: 780

First published in 1995, this polemical study challenges generally accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature. This new edition critically reexamines dominant popular and scholarly images in the light of the current failures of the peace process.

Perceptions of Palestine

Kathleen Christison's controversial new book shows how the endurance of such assumptions, along with America's singular focus on Israel and general ignorance of the Palestinian point of view, has impeded a resolution to the Arab-Israeli ...

Author: Kathleen Christison

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520922365

Category: History

Page: 399

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For most of the twentieth century, considered opinion in the United States regarding Palestine has favored the inherent right of Jews to exist in the Holy Land. That Palestinians, as a native population, could claim the same right has been largely ignored. Kathleen Christison's controversial new book shows how the endurance of such assumptions, along with America's singular focus on Israel and general ignorance of the Palestinian point of view, has impeded a resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Christison begins with the derogatory images of Arabs purveyed by Western travelers to the Middle East in the nineteenth century, including Mark Twain, who wrote that Palestine's inhabitants were "abject beggars by nature, instinct, and education." She demonstrates other elements that have influenced U.S. policymakers: American religious attitudes toward the Holy Land that legitimize the Jewish presence; sympathy for Jews derived from the Holocaust; a sense of cultural identity wherein Israelis are "like us" and Arabs distant aliens. She makes a forceful case that decades of negative portrayals of Palestinians have distorted U.S. policy, making it virtually impossible to promote resolutions based on equality and reciprocity between Palestinians and Israelis. Christison also challenges prevalent media images and emphasizes the importance of terminology: Two examples are the designation of who is a "terrorist" and the imposition of place names (which can pass judgment on ownership). Christison's thoughtful book raises a final disturbing question: If a broader frame of reference on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict had been employed, allowing a less warped public discourse, might not years of warfare have been avoided and steps toward peace achieved much earlier?


Hamas vs Fatah

In this thought-provoking book, Jonathan Schanzer questions the notion of Palestinian political unity, explaining how internal rivalries and violence have ultimately stymied American efforts to promote Middle East peace, and even the ...

Author: Jonathan Schanzer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230616455

Category: History

Page: 256

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In June 2007 civil war broke out in the Gaza Strip between two rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah. Western peace efforts in the region always focused on reconciling two opposing fronts: Israel and Palestine. Now, this careful exploration of Middle East history over the last two decades reveals that the Palestinians have long been a house divided. What began as a political rivalry between Fatah's Yasir Arafat and Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin during the first intifada of 1987 evolved into a full-blown battle on the streets of Gaza between the forces of Arafat's successor, Mahmoud Abbas, and Ismael Haniyeh, one of Yassin's early protégés. Today, the battle continues between these two diametrically opposing forces over the role of Palestinian nationalism and Islamism in the West Bank and Gaza. In this thought-provoking book, Jonathan Schanzer questions the notion of Palestinian political unity, explaining how internal rivalries and violence have ultimately stymied American efforts to promote Middle East peace, and even the Palestinian quest for a homeland.

Arafat and the Dream of Palestine

In this book, Abu Sharif, often alongside Arafat, takes us behind the scenes of all the major events in the Middle East during the last 30 years, from the secret caves in the West Bank where Arafat hid on his way to Jerusalem in 1967 to the ...

Author: Bassam Abu Sharif

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230621299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Abu Sharif was one of the world's most notorious and dangerous terrorists in the 60's and 70's, acting as "minister of propaganda" for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and as a recruiter for terrorists like Carlos the Jackal. In 1972, a bomb was placed in a book and sent to him, leaving him half-blind, deaf in one ear, and almost fingerless. Finally abandoning the use of violence as a means to achieve his Palestinian nationalist aspirations, he aligned himself with Yasser Arafat, eventually becoming one of his closest advisors. In this book, Abu Sharif, often alongside Arafat, takes us behind the scenes of all the major events in the Middle East during the last 30 years, from the secret caves in the West Bank where Arafat hid on his way to Jerusalem in 1967 to the peace negotiations in Oslo in 1993. Arafat and the Dream of Palestine combines a deeply personal account, informed by Abu Sharif's close relationship with Arafat, with a gripping, profoundly human history of Palestine.

Witness in Palestine

In 2003, Anna Baltzer, a young, Jewish American, visited the West Bank to discover for herself the realities of everyday life for Palestinians living under Israeli occupation.

Author: Anna Baltzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 397

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In 2003, Anna Baltzer, a young, Jewish American, visited the West Bank to discover for herself the realities of everyday life for Palestinians living under Israeli occupation. What she found would change her outlook on the conflict forever.

Palestine in Perspective

Examines Israel's autonomy plans, the Camp David proposals, the occupation of the West Bank, and the goals of the Palestinians and attempts to find a resolution to the conflict

Author: David H. Ott

Publisher: Quartet Books Limited

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 157

View: 574

Examines Israel's autonomy plans, the Camp David proposals, the occupation of the West Bank, and the goals of the Palestinians and attempts to find a resolution to the conflict

Palestine in the Time of Jesus

But this barely scratches the surface of differences between modern u.s. culture
and first-century Palestine. 1. most of us have never encountered some of the
most common first-century Palestinian social institutions, for example, ...

Author: Kenneth C. Hanson

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451407130

Category: Religion

Page: 231

View: 949

Hanson and Oakman's award-winning and enormously illuminating volume quickly has become a widely used and cited introduction to the social context of the early Jesus movement. This new printing augments the text with multiple features on an accompanying CD-ROM.

Israel Palestine

Fully revised and updated, this second edition also includes a new chapter on the so-called 'fourth stage' of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An extensive chronology of events is included at the back of the book.

Author: Alan Dowty

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745642438

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 438

Fully revised and updated, this second edition also includes a new chapter on the so-called 'fourth stage' of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An extensive chronology of events is included at the back of the book.

Nakba

Contributors examine how the Nakba has shaped the personal and collective memory of Palestinians and how that memory impels their claims for justice.

Author: Ahmad H. Sa'di

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231135793

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 344

Contributors examine how the Nakba has shaped the personal and collective memory of Palestinians and how that memory impels their claims for justice.

Politics in Palestine

To the Palestinian Arab notability of the 1940s, politics was a profession of
continual conflict and little compromise. They were able neither to unite nor to
organize themselves, much less lead their people. Compromise and cooperation
were ...

Author: Issa Khalaf

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791407073

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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This book presents a coherent picture of the origins of the Palestinian problem. The author offers an analysis of factionalism in Arab society, with a detailed examination of the social and political history of the Palestinian Arabs between 1939 and 1948. Khalaf weaves together the socio-economic, sociological, political, and politico-military dimensions that have led to social disintegration. He focuses on the role of the urban elite in perpetuating factionalism and using nationalism as a weapon to deflect opposition during a period of rapid social change. For those who are concerned with peace in Israel, the book provides a meaningful historical appreciation of a highly-charged, emotionally-laden conflict.

Intifada

This edited volume presents a historical background of the occupation and the Palestinian reaction to it in the Intifada as it assesses the uprising and its impact.

Author: Jamal Raji Nassar

Publisher: Greenwood Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 743

This edited volume presents a historical background of the occupation and the Palestinian reaction to it in the Intifada as it assesses the uprising and its impact. The book's perspective is unique in that many of its contributors have been actual participants in the uprising.