Bitter Harvest: A Modern History of Palestine

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Olive Branch Press, 1991 - History - 365 pages
This book tracks the long years of Palestinian history from the fateful Balfour Declaration of 1917 through the times of loss, dispossession and occupation, and on to the triumphs and tragedies of the historic uprising that began in 1987, right up to the 1990 Gulf crisis.

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This is an updated and slightly revised version of a classic historical account of Palestine written by a strongly partisan Palestinian Arab. Those familiar with editions one (New World, 1967) or two ... Read full review


Chapter IIHistorical Background
Chapter IIIPalestine and the Jews
Chapter IVThe Zionist Movement

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About the author (1991)

Sami Hadawi is a Palestinian scholar who was born in Jerusalem in 1904. He was in charge of land taxation under the British mandate over Palestine. After the termination of the mandate he served in the Jordan government, then as 'Land Specialist' to the UN Palestine Conciliation Commission in New York and was entrusted with the task of identifying and evaluating Arab property in the Israeli-occupied part of Palestine. In 1959 he joined the Arab Information Center of the League of Arab States; and in 1965 became the Director of the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut. He retired from public life in 1968. His many books and pamphlets include "Palestine: Loss of a Heritage" (1963), "Bitter Harvest" (1967 and 1979), co-author of "The Palestine Diary 1914-1948" (1970), and the "Village Statistics 1945 Indicating a Classification and Ownership of Land in 1945" (1970). He now lives in Toronto, Canada.

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