The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood

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Oneworld Publications, 2009 - Arab-Israeli conflict - 320 pages
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Rashid Khalidi brings perspective to Palestinian attempts to achieve independence and statehood. Bringing together the latest scholarship, he concentrates on the period of the British Mandate (1920-1948), describing the process by which a European Jewish minority overcame the claims and rights of the native Arab majority.

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Too much left wing bias, but need to keep reading these to stay balanced. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Rashid Khalidi, author of six books about the Middle East--Sowing Crisis, The Iron Cage, Resurrecting Empire, Origins of Arab Nationalism, Under Siege, and the award-winning Palestinian Identity--is the Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies and director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University. He has written more than eighty articles on Middle Eastern history and politics, including pieces in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and many journals. Professor Khalidi has received fellowships and grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the American Research Center in Egypt, and the Rockefeller Foundation; he was also the recipient of a Fulbright research award. Professor Khalidi has been a regular guest on numerous radio and TV shows, including All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, Morning Edition, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and Nightline.

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