A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Second Edition
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A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Second Edition

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Mark Tessler's highly praised, comprehensive, and balanced history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the earliest times to the present-updated through the first years of the 21st century-provides a constructive framework for understanding recent developments and assessing the prospects for future peace. Drawing upon a wide array of documents and on research by Palestinians, Israelis, and others, Tessler assesses the conflict on both the Israelis' and the Palestinians' terms. New chapters in this expanded edition elucidate the Oslo peace process, including the reasons for its failure, and the political dynamics in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza at a critical time of transition.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1040 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 48.26mm | 1,428.81g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 22 maps
  • 025322070X
  • 9780253220707
  • 221,429

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[A] very informative and well-researched book. . . It is beyond doubt that Tessler's narrative of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle makes his volume an essential textbook for any student of the conflict.46.2 2010 * Middle Eastern Studies * Of the numerous books devoted to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Univ. of Michigan political science professor Tessler's contribution certainly ranks among the most extensive and thorough. Given the highly polemical nature of the discourse over Israel/Palestine, Tessler's ability to provide a balanced account should be commended. ...Recommended. -M. Gershovich, University of Nebraska, OmahaMarch 2010 * Choice * [Tessler is] thoughtful, well-informed and resolutely fair-minded . . . rigorous and commiserative alike, and his gloss on the fallout from the creation of Israel, which included a counterflow of millions of Jewish immigrants from the Arab world, is among the best things in the book. -- David Schoenbaum * New York Times Book Review * Of the numerous books devoted to the ISraeli-Palestinian conflict, Univ. of Michigan political science professor Tessler's contribution certainly ranks among the most extensive and thorough. Given the highly polemical nature of the discourse over Israel/Palestine, Tessler's ability to provide a balanced account of the dispute should be commended. ... Recommended.March 2010 * Choice *show more

About Mark Tessler

Mark Tessler is Samuel J. Elderveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science, Director of the International Institute, and Vice Provost for International Affairs at the University of Michigan. He is author (with Ann Lesch) of Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinians: From Camp David to Intifada (IUP, 1989), co-editor of Democracy, War, and Peace in the Middle East (IUP, 1995), and editor of Area Studies and Social Science: Strategies for Understanding Middle East Politics (IUP, 1999).show more

Table of contents

Preface to the Second EditionPrefaceA Note on TransliterationPart I. Jews and Arabs Before the Conflict: The Congruent Origins of Modern Zionism and Arab Nationalism1. Jewish History and the Emergence of Modern Political Zionism2. Arab History and the Origins of Nationalism in the Arab WorldPart II. Emergence and History of the Conflict to 19483. The Conflict Takes Shape4. The Dual Society in Mandatory PalestinePart III. Routinization of the Conflict, 1948-19675. The Palestinian Disaster and Basic Issues after 19486. Israel and the Arab States through June 1967Part IV. The Palestinian Dimension Reemerges: From the June War through Camp David7. Postwar Diplomacy and the Rise of the Palestine Resistance Movement8. Israel, the Palestinians, and the Occupied Territories in the 1970sPart V. The High Price of Stalemate and Futile Diplomacy in the 1980s9. Violent Confrontations in the Early 1980s10. Futile Diplomacy in the Mid-1980sPart VI. Efforts to Break the Stalemate: From the Intifada through the Oslo Peace Process11. The Intifada and Beyond12. The Oslo Peace ProcessEpilogue: The Post-Oslo Periodshow more

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