The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict, 4th Edition

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Penguin, Sep 2, 2008 - History - 496 pages
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Fully updated fourth edition.

The Middle East is perhaps the most tumultuous area on earth, with ancient battles still being fought. This updated guide offers an intense look - through the lens of present-day knowledge - at current events and the everchanging political and social landscape, as well as the region's history. And it addresses:

?The re-arming of Hezbollah

?Iran's increased threat of acquiring nuclear weapons

?The odds of Palestinian unity in peace talks

?The evacuation from Gaza


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Title Page
The Chosen People
Religion and Politics Mix
The Crescent Moon
The Nationalist Wave
The Great Wars Spoils
Trouble Brews in Palestine
This Land Is My LandThis Land Is Your Land
Israels Vietnam
Inching Toward Peace
Saddam Crosses the Line
Bush Turns the Screws
Why Cant We All GetAlong?
The Shot HeardRound the World
O Jerusalem
Shifting Arabian Sands

A State of Their
The Jewish War ofIndependence
The Wanted andthe Unwanted
War and Peace
No War No Peace
Israels Day of Infamy
Peace at Last
Chapter27 Middle East Terrorism and Its Victims
Chapter28 So Close Yet So
Chapter29 Mapping the Road to Peace
Waiting for the Messiah

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Mitchell G. Bard, Ph.D., is one of the country's foremost experts on U.S.-Middle East policy and the author of 14 books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War II. Dr. Bard has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, and other television and radio outlets. His work has been published in academic journals, magazines, and newspapers.

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