Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745332130 Published June 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780745332161 Published June 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Palestine-Israel Conflict

A Basic Introduction

Gregory Harms and Todd M. Ferry

The Palestine-Israel Conflict

Gregory Harms and Todd M. Ferry

Distributed for Pluto Press

288 pages | 5.07874 x 7.79528
Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745332130 Published June 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780745332161 Published June 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict of the twentieth, and now twenty-first, century. Yet the way it is reported in the media is often confusing, leading many to assume the hostilities stretch back to an ancient period.

The Palestine-Israel Conflict is the first book to provide a clear, accessible, and annotated introduction that covers the full history of the region, from Biblical times until today. Perfect for the general reader, as well as students, it offers a comprehensive yet lucid rendering of the conflict, setting it in its proper historical context. Harms and Ferry show how today's violence is very much a product of recent history, with its roots in the twentieth century.

This balanced account is now fully up to date, including the ongoing situation in Gaza, making it a valuable resource for anyone who wants a clear guide to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territories, and its place in the history of Middle Eastern affairs.

Contents

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
PART I: BACKGROUND HISTORY
1. Canaan–Palestine: Ancient History
by Todd M. Ferry
2. Muhammad, Islam, and the Arab Empire
3. The Crusades to the Ottoman Empire
PART II: PRE–CONFLICT
4. Jewish Persecution and Zionism
5. Palestine
6. The Genesis of Conflict: World War I to World War II
PART III: CONFLICT
7. Partition, Israeli Statehood, and the Six-Day War: 1947–1967
8. The Continuation of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1967 - Lebanon 1982
9. The First Intifada and the Peace Process
10. Into the 21st Century
Conclusion
Appendices
1. Chronology
2. Israel’s Prime Ministers
3. General Data – Israel, Palestine
Notes
Suggested Reading
Select Bibliography
Index

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