Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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9780333914427: Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
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The Arab Israeli War of 1967 thrust the Middle East into international view. Subsequent decades saw more wars, the growth of terrorism, and several peace initiatives with varying degrees of success. These events and media reports of them have created certain images in the minds of the public, although not always a genuine understanding of the region and its problems. This book presents students with a history of the conflict including a basic outline of pre-1948 history of the region, the history of Zion and concludes with the peace negotiations of the 1990s. The book also includes a large range of primary documents dealing with each period in turn.

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'In addition to being well written and easily accessible for students, the text is also authoritative. Smith's treatment of the conflict is fair and analytically thoughtful.' - Toby Jones, Rutgers University, USA

'The text is clear and concise. The introductions and conclusions to each chapter will keep students on track.' - John Calvert, Creighton University, USA

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'I would recommend Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict because of its comprehensive treatment, logical presentation, clear language, and balanced discussion of a controversial subject.' - Sohail Hashmi, Mount Holyoke College, USA

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An established text which provides a comprehensive and objective account of this complex subject, and has now been revised and updated throughout bringing coverage right up to Spring 2009

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