Origins and Development of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Current Events - 191 pages
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This highly readable and comprehensive account of the Arab-Israeli conflict from its origins to the present contains a wealth of information, analysis, and ready-reference materials. Designed for secondary school and college student use, it contains valuable essays explaining the history of the conflict and the positions of the parties, a timeline of events, biographical profiles of major players, and the text of key primary documents associated with the conflict. The authors, noted authorities on Middle East politics, have taken pains to provide a clear, factual, and objective account of the conflict and its underlying issues. A glossary of terms and an annotated bibliography of recommended further reading will aid student research.

Topical essays designed for the student and general reader provide an accessible historical overview and analysis of the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the contradictory nationalist movements of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, succinct histories of the Israelis and the Palestinians, a discussion of the role of the U.S. in the conflict, and an assessment of the current political situation and the prospects for the future. Biographical sketches provide valuable information on the historical and current personalities involved, and the text of key primary documents will aid student research. Students and interested readers can rely on this work for objective, insightful, and thorough coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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Historical Overview
Contradictory Nationalist Movements
The Israelis

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About the author (1998)

ANN M. LESCH is Professor of Political Science at Villanova University. /e She has published seminal analyses of the Arab-Israeli conflict, including Arab Politics in Palestine, 1917-1939 (1979), Political Perceptions of the Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza Strip (1980), and Transition to Palestinian Self-Government (1992), and is co-author (with Mark Tessler) of Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinians (1989). She has served as president of the Middle East Studies Association and is a member of the advisory committee for Human Rights Watch/Middle East.::Tschirgi /f Dan /b DAN TSCHIRGI is Professor of Political Science at the American University in Cairo. /e He is the author of The Politics of Indecision: Origins and Implications of American Involvement with the Palestine Problem and the American Search for Mideast Peace (Praeger, 1983), The American Search for Mideast Peace (Praeger, 1989), and is editor of The Arab World Today (1994). He has been a visiting scholar at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow.

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