The Palestine-Israel Conflict - Fourth Edition

The Palestine-Israel Conflict - Fourth Edition : A Basic Introduction

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The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict in living memory. Yet the way it is reported in the media is often confusing, leading many to falsely assume the hostilities stretch continuously back to an ancient period. The Palestine-Israel Conflict provides a balanced, 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. This fourth edition brings us up to date, and includes recent events such as Israel's Operation Protective Edge, developments between Fatah and Hamas, ongoing Palestinian resistance, and the entirety of the Obama years.This book cuts though the layers of confused and contradictory information on the subject, and will help clarify the ongoing conflict for its readers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 4 Rev ed
  • 6 maps
  • 0745399266
  • 9780745399263
  • 486,096

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

Review quote

'An approachable, balanced guide for the perplexed public' -- Journal of Palestine Studies '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. 'A tour de force in the depth and breadth of its research and in its clarity' -- Gabriel Kolko, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at York University in Toronto and author of The Age of War 'This superior and remarkably thorough, if brief, study of the Holy Land enigma is strongly recommended as an introduction' -- CHOICEshow more

Table of contents

Introduction Part I: Background History 1. Canaan-Palestine: Ancient History 2. Muhammad, Islam, and the Arab Empire 3. The Crusades to the Ottoman Empire Part II: Pre-Conflict 4. Jewish Persecution and Zionism 5. Palestine 6. The Genesis of Conflict: Two World Wars Part III: Conflict 7. Partition, Israeli Statehood, and the Six-Day War: 1947-1967 8. The Continuation of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1967 - Lebanon 1982 9. The First Intifada and the Peace Process 10. The Second Intifada, Gaza, and the Obama Years Conclusionshow more