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Israel is one of the few states in the world whose modern, indeed, contemporary history, is still contested and highly charged. This book seeks to update analysis of the political history, contemporary politics, economics and foreign policy of the region. Firstly providing a political chronology summarised in two major chapters, Israel goes on to discuss the economic history of the state and society, followed by historical analysis of the international dimension in which the state has been developed, maintained and matured. It concludes with a review of recent years and some thoughts about future trends and scenarios. Providing an infrastructure on the basis of which readers can form their own opinions, this book offers a fresh perspective on developments both on the ground and in recent scholarship, and is essential reading for students, journalists and policy-makers with an interest in Middle Eastern History, Jewish Studies and Israel more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138887188
  • 9781138887183

About Ilan Pappe

Ilan Pappe is Professor of History, University of Exeter and Director of the European Center for Palestine more

Table of contents

Introduction: Narrating a Contested Country Chapter 1 From Palestine into Israel 1800-1948 Chapter 2 The "Small Israel", 1948-1967 Chapter 3 The Greater Israel, 1967-2000 Chapter 4 The Political Economy of Israel Chapter 5 The International Dimension Chapter 6 Fortress Israel, 2000-2010 Epilogue: Towards the Future, 2011-2015show more