The Palestine-Israel Conflict

The Palestine-Israel Conflict : A Basic Introduction

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The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict of the twentieth, and now twenty-first, century. Yet the way it is reported in the media is often confusing, leading many to assume the hostilities stretch back to an ancient period. This is the first book to provide a clear, accessible, and annotated introduction that covers the full history of the region, from Biblical times until today. Perfect for the general reader, as well as students, it offers a comprehensive yet lucid rendering of the conflict, setting it in its proper historical context. Harms and Ferry show how today's violence is very much a product of recent history, with its roots in the twentieth century. This balanced account is now fully up to date and makes a valuable resource for anyone who wants a clear guide to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territories, and its place in the history of Middle Eastern affairs.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 22mm | 358.34g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 6 maps
  • 0745327354
  • 9780745327358

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This is the first book to provide a clear, accessible, and annotated introduction that covers the full history of the region. ... It offers a comprehensive yet lucid rendering of the conflict, setting it in its proper historical context. Harms and Ferry show how today's violence is very much a product of recent history, with its roots in the twentieth century. -- London Bangla This superior and remarkably thorough, if brief, study of the Holy Land enigma is strongly recommended as an introduction. -- Choice, March 2006 A tour de force in the depth and breadth of its research and in its clarity -- John K. Cooley, veteran foreign correspondent and author of Unholy Wars. An indispensable, basic introduction -- Gabriel Kolko, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at York University in Toronto and author of The Age of War. Gregory Harms has taken an enormously complex issue and made it engagingly accessible. An intelligent, thoughtful and comprehensive introduction to a terribly and consistently misunderstood conflict. -- Sara Roy, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, and author of Failing Peace. This work, written with a relaxed informality, is especially good at highlighting key issues. It will be ... helpful to students and to adult readers. -- Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at Penn State University and author of A Concise History of the Middle Eastshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Preface to the Second edition Introduction SECTION I: BACKGROUND HISTORY 1. Ancient History: Canaan-Palestine | by Todd M. Ferry From the First Foot Falls to Rome 2. Muhammad, Islam, and The Arab Empire 3. The Crusades to the Ottoman Empire SECTION II: PRE-CONFLICT 4. Jewish Persecution and Zionism 5. Palestine 6. WWI to WWII The Genesis of Conflict SECTION III: CONFLICT 7. 1947-1967 Conflict: Partition, Statehood, and the Six-Day War 8. The 1970s to Lebanon 1982 The Continuation of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 9. The Intifada and the Peace Process 10. Into the 21st Century: Camp David II and the Bush II era Conclusion Suggested Reading Bibliography Indexshow more

About Gregory Harms

Gregory Harms is an independent scholar based in Chicago. He is the author of Straight Power Concepts in the Middle East: US Foreign Policy, Israel and World History (Pluto, 2010). Todd M. Ferry began his studies in archaeology and Near East history at Indiana University. He received his MA in Syro-Palestinian archaeology from the University of Chicago in 2001, and has worked as a supervisor at the sites of Ashkelon and Tel Beth Shemesh in Israel.show more

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