A Guide to Documents on the Arab-Palestinian/Israeli Conflict: 1897-2008

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M. Cherif Bassiouni, Shlomo Ben Ami
BRILL, 2009 - Law - 247 pages
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A Guide to Documents on the Arab-Palestinian/Israeli Conflicts: 1897-2008, is a comprehensive non-partisan compilation designed to provide relevant legal and historical source material pertaining to this conflict. Each document is summarized for the reader s benefit. The compilation contains all United Nations Resolutions and Reports, Treaties and Agreements, as well as historic documents that are difficult to obtain. To put the conflict into perspective, a chronology of events is provided, followed by an objective analysis of the historical background, including discussion of the various phases of the conflict, strategic considerations, and an analysis of the prospects for peace. The 690 documents summarized with official citations are the most extensive compilation covering the period from 1897 through 2008, including some key texts on Jerusalem dating back to earlier times. The documents are organized according to the conflict s major topic areas with introductory notes for each part and section. M. Cherif Bassiouni and Shlomo Ben Ami have had a long history of involvement in the peace process. Their combined expertise and personal experiences add a unique dimension to this book that will provide anyone interested in the conflict with a distinct easy-to-use comprehensive compilation of relevant documents.
 

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Contents

Authors Preface
xi
Acknowledgements
xvii
Introduction
xix
Glossary of Terms
xxiii
Table of Documents
xxix
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
lxxv
Part I Chronology
1
Part II ArabIsraeli Conflict in Perspective
9
8 Jerusalem
61
9 Prospects for Peace
63
10 Conclusion
71
Part III The Documents
73
19221948
80
19482007
91
19672008
142
19482002
153

2 Open Conflict
24
3 Palestinian Popular Uprisings or Intifadas
34
4 PalestinianIsraeli Peace Process
37
5 Protagonists
38
6 Israels PoliticalMilitary Strategy
55
7 Israeli Territorial Settlements
59
6362008
158
19822008
174
19482008
195
19872004
229
About the Authors
247
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Shlomo Ben-Ami, D.Phil (Oxon. 1974) is a former Israeli foreign minister who now serves as the vice-president of the Toledo International Centre for Peace. An Oxford trained historian who published extensively on modern Spanish history, Prof. Ben-Ami has dedicated the last years to the study of the Arab-Israeli conflict. His last book is, "Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy" (Oxford University Press, 2005).

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