Britain's Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine

Britain's Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine

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The Middle East and its problems have become a constant source of news and public interest, but the current issues cannot be understood without a firm grasp on the historical context of the conflicts. Britain's Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine provides this context for one of the most significant issues in current global politics-Israel's relations with its neighbors-from the perspective a waning colonial power.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 90.72g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 13 Halftones, black and white
  • 0739187007
  • 9780739187005

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The arguments presented in Britain's Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine are new-in some cases, renewed-and important. For many years, the classical Zionist narrative posited a struggle between those striving for a Jewish State and the British administration of Palestine. At the same time, in the Palestinian and other Arab versions, the British were the villains and the Mandate the tool for the creation of Israel. Nick Reynold returns to a more balanced and nuanced account, whereby the British role was not manifestly pro-Zionist, but alternated between pro-Jewish and pro-Arab policies. Reynold has researched the subject with admirable thoroughness, and his tone is balanced and fair. All in all, he gives the reader a detailed and accurate picture. -- Daniel Gavron, author of Holy Land Mosaic: Stories of Cooperation and Coexistence between Israelis and Palestiniansshow more

About Nick Reynold

Nick Reynold received his doctorate from Bar-Ilan University.show more

Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE: From Whence the Mandate Came CHAPTER TWO: Getting Off to a Bad Start in Palestine CHAPTER THREE: The New Samuel Broom Sweeps Clean! CHAPTER FOUR: The Palestinian Arabs Set Out to Torpedo the Mandate CHAPTER FIVE: Herbert Samuel - Part Two CHAPTER SIX: Seeking a Jewish-Arab Entente 1924-1929 CHAPTER SEVEN: The Second and Third British High Commissioners for Palestine CHAPTER EIGHT: Whither Britain's Commitment to Zionism? CHAPTER NINE: The Battle between the Palestine Administration and the Jewish Agency (over Immigration, Land and Jobs) CHAPTER TEN: The Tables Begin to Turn CHAPTER ELEVEN: Appeasement Rules the Waves CHAPTER TWELVE: Would There Be Life after the 1939 White Paper?show more

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