The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict

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Penguin, 2008 - History - 462 pages
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There is, perhaps, no other place in the world fraught with as much turmoil as the Middle East. This updated guide provides readers with an intense look at current events and the ever-changing political and social landscape, as well as the history-ancient and modern-of the region. This latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict offers a completely updated view of events in the region through the corrective lens of present-day knowledge, as well as a look at what's going on there right now:

  • The rearming of Hezbollah, and what it may mean to Israel and the Lebanese government.
  • The increased threat of Iran-despite increased pressure from the United States and Europe, its acquisition of nuclear weapons may only be a matter of time.
  • With Hamas controlling Gaza and the Palestinian Authority now divided, can the Palestinians present a united position in peace talks?
  • The evacuation from Gaza-has this peace measure only led to a launching pad for a new front in a war against Israel?
 

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Contents

In the Beginning
1
Who Cares About the Middle East?
3
The Chosen People
17
Religion and Politics Mix
31
Welcome to the Empire
33
The Crescent Moon
43
The Nationalist Wave
59
The Great Wars Spoils
73
Peace at Last
211
Israels Vietnam
229
Inching Toward Peace
239
Sticks and Stones and Breaking Bones
241
Saddam Crosses the Line
251
Bush Turns the Screws
267
Why Cant We All Get Along?
277
The Oldest Citys New Rulers
279

Trouble Brews in Palestine
75
This Land Is My Land This Land Is Your Land
91
Fighting Hitler and Great Britain
101
A State of Their Own
113
The Jewish War of Independence
127
A State for the Jews
139
The Wanted and the Unwanted
141
Weve Got a StateNow What?
153
War Over Suez
161
War and Peace
173
Six Days to Victory
175
No War No Peace
189
Israels Day of Infamy
199
The Shot Heard Round the World
289
O Jerusalem
299
Arabia and Beyond
309
Shifting Arabian Sands
329
Middle East Terrorism and Its Victims
353
So Close Yet So Far
375
Mapping the Road to Peace
389
Waiting for the Messiah
403
Timeline of Middle East History
417
Bibliography
429
Index
443
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Mitchell G. Bard, Ph.D., an expert on U.S.-Middle East policy, has written 14 books. Dr. Bard has been featured on the BBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and radio. His work has been published in academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA and a MasterĀ's degree in public policy from Berkeley.

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