One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate

Front Cover
Macmillan, Oct 1, 2001 - History - 612 pages
27 Reviews
One Palestine, Complete explores the tumultuous period before the creation of the state of Israel. This was the time of the British Mandate, when Britain's promise to both Jews and Arabs that they would inherit the land, set in motion the conflict that haunts the region to this day.

Drawing on untapped archival materials, Tom Segev reconstructs an era (1917 to 1948) of limitless possibilities and tragic missteps. He introduces an array unforgettable characters, tracks the steady advance of Jews and Arabs toward confrontation, and puts forth a radical new argument: that the British, far from being pro-Arab, consistently favored the Zionist position, out of the mistaken--and anti-Semitic--belief that Jews turned the wheels of history. Rich in historical detail, sensitive to all perspectives, One Palestine, Complete brilliantly depicts the decline of an empire, the birth of one nation, and the tragedy of another.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
12
4 stars
7
3 stars
3
2 stars
3
1 star
2

Review: One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate

User Review  - Ellen Shachter - Goodreads

Incredibly informative and well researched book on the British Mandate in Palestine. Read full review

Review: One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate

User Review  - Anthony Nelson - Goodreads

There's lots of great information and stories here, but the author lets his personal opinions of certain historical figures bleed through in a way I didn't care for- if you think someone is racist ... Read full review

Contents

A Contract with Jewry
33
SelfService
57
Ego Versus Ego
85
Between Mohammed and Mr Cohen
102
Nebi Musa 1920
127
A Steady Gaze and a Firm Jaw
145
Jaffa 1921
173
Culture Wars
202
Breakfast at Chequers
328
Hamlet in Bir Zeit
342
Khalil alSakakini Builds a Home
360
Made in Palestine
376
The Story of a Donkey
397
Ireland in Palestine
415
RESOLUTION 193948
445
Hunting Season
447

Yefim Gordin Comes to Palestine
224
A New Man
249
Negotiations with Friends
270
TERROR 192838
293
The Nerves of Jerusalem
295
Hebron 1929
314
Give Me a Country Without Wars
468
The Last Salute
487
Notes
521
Acknowledgments
600
Index
603
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2001)

Tom Segev is a columnist for Ha'aretz, Israel's leading newspaper, and author of three works on the history of Israel, 1949: The First Israelis, The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust, and One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate. He lives in Jerusalem.

Bibliographic information