Israel in the Middle East: Documents and Readings on Society, Politics, and Foreign Relations, Pre-1948 to the Present

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Itamar Rabinovich, Ītāmār Rabīnōvīṣ, Ettinger Chair in Contemporary History of the Middle East Director the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies Itamar Rabinovich, Jehuda Reinharz
UPNE, 2008 - History - 626 pages
This timely anthology, completely revised and updated from the original edition in 1984, provides convenient access to the most significant documents of the Zionist movement since 1882 and of Israel’s domestic and foreign policy issues between 1948 and 2006.

Comprised largely of primary sources from Israeli, Arab, and American records, documents encompass not only political and diplomatic history but economic, cultural, legal and social aspects of the region as well. The second edition also addresses areas not covered by the 1984 volume: a new chapter on the pre-state period, additional documents that reflect the Palestinian perspective, and the voices of women. Divided into seven chronological sections, documents are introduced by an overview of the entire era. They are annotated and preceded by explanatory headnotes.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Zionism and the Mandate 18821948
9
Bilu Manifesto Summer 1882
10
Leon Pinsker AutoEmancipation October 17 1882
12
Theodor Herzl A Solution of the Jewish Question January 17 1896
16
First Zionist Congress The Basle Program August 31 1897
21
Ahad Haam The First Zionist Congress AugustSeptember 1897
22
Memoir
25
Foreign Policy Issues
331
From War in Lebanon to Hope for Peace in Madrid 19821991
411
Foreign Policy Issues
423
A Decade of Hope 19912000
441
Avirama Golan Between the Lines of the Election Results May 24 1999
477
Citizens in October 2000 September 1 2003
479
The Israel Supreme Court from the 1980s Onward 19802004 Analysis
484
Analysis
488

Lord Balfour for the British Cabinet Balfour Declaration November 2 1917
29
London Bureau of the Zionist Organization Zionist Manifesto December 21 1917
30
June 3 1922
32
Council of the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine July 24 1922
35
Vladimir Zeev Jabotinsky The Iron Wall November 4 1923
41
Peel Commission Report Conclusions July 7 1937
44
George Antonius The Arab Awakening 1938
46
Malcolm MacDonald for the British Government White Paper May 17 1939
48
Emergency Committee of Zionist Affairs The Biltmore Program May 11 1942
54
League of Arab States Charter March 22 1945
56
David BenGurion for the Jewish Agency Executive StatusQuo Agreement June 19 1947
58
July 23 1947
60
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 November 29 1947
61
Memoir
63
The New State of Israel 19481956
71
League of Arab States Declaration of a Provisional Palestinian Civil
87
48
102
Foreign Policy Issues
116
November 20 1951
122
From the Sinai Campaign to the SixDay War 19561967
157
Foreign Policy Issues
188
Years of Euphoria 19671973
219
Foreign Policy Issues
238
War Peace and War Again 19731982
277
Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization September 13 1993
490
Peace Treaty between Jordan and Israel October 26 1994
494
William Jefferson Clinton Speech to the Knesset October 27 1994
497
Hamas Opposition to Any Accommodation with Israel 1992 1994 1997 1999
500
Oslo II Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization September 28 1995
502
Palestinian Authority Amendment to the Palestine National Charter May 4 1996
506
Wye River Memorandum between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization October 23 1998
507
Mahmoud Darwish The Appeal of the Palestinian People on the Fiftieth Anniversary of alNaqba 19481998
514
Government of Israel Resolution on Withdrawal from Lebanon March 5 2000
517
William Jefferson Clinton Proposal for IsraeliPalestinian Peace December 23 2000
518
Sharm elSheikh FactFinding Committee Mitchell Report May 4 2001
524
Postscript after 2000
531
League of Arab States The Arab Peace Initiative Beirut Declaration March 28 2002
532
George W Bush Remarks on the Middle East June 24 2002
533
Government of the United States A PerformanceBased Roadmap to a Permanent TwoState Solution to the IsraeliPalestinian Conflict April 30 2003
536
Gal Luft Israel and Iraq after the Fall of Saddam Hussein March 2004
541
Government of Israel Resolution regarding the Disengagement Plan June 6 2004
543
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Speech to the World without Zionism Conference Teheran October 28 2005
544
Presidents of the State of Israel 19492007
567
Jewish Settlements Established in Palestine Israel and
573
Jewish Immigration to Israel from the Soviet Union and Former
579
Glossary
585
Index
607
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ITAMAR RABINOVICH, Ettinger Professor of Contemporary History of the Middle East at Tel Aviv University, is the former President of Tel Aviv University and former Israeli Ambassador to the United States. JEHUDA REINHARZ is Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History and President of Brandeis University.