A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples

A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples

by Ilan Pappe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521556325

ISBN-13: 9780521556323

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ilan Pappe's book is the story of Palestine, a land inhabited by two peoples, with two national identities. It begins with the Ottomans in the early 1800s, the reign of Muhammad Ali, and traces a path through the arrival of the early Zionists at the end of that century, through the British mandate at the beginning of the twentieth century, the establishment of the

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Ilan Pappe's book is the story of Palestine, a land inhabited by two peoples, with two national identities. It begins with the Ottomans in the early 1800s, the reign of Muhammad Ali, and traces a path through the arrival of the early Zionists at the end of that century, through the British mandate at the beginning of the twentieth century, the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, and the subsequent wars and conflicts which culminated in the intifadas of 1987 and 2000. While these events provide the background to the narrative and explain the construction of Zionist and Palestinian nationalism, at center stage are those who lived through these times, men and women, children, peasants, workers, town-dwellers, Jews and Arabs. It is a story of coexistence and cooperation, as well as oppression, occupation, and exile. Ilan Pappe is well known as a revisionist historian of Palestine and a political commentator on the Israel-Palestine conflict. His book is lucid and typically forthright. It is a unique contribution to the history of this troubled land which all those concerned with developments in the Middle East will have to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521556323
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of figuresx
List of mapsxi
Chronologyxii
Forewordxix
Acknowledgementsxxi
Introduction: A New Look at Modern Palestine and Israel1
The Emergence of Modern Palestine-the Common Version3
Deconstructing the Emergence of Modern Palestine5
Writing the History of One Land, Two Peoples7
1Fin de Siecle (1856-1900): Social Tranquillity and Political Drama14
The Rural Landscape and its People14
Urban Palestine and its Society18
A Society without Politics20
Globalization of the Local Economy21
The Political Economy of 'Modern Palestine' in the 1880s24
Invading Civil Society: The Making of the Modern Ottoman State (1876-1900)25
End of an Era: Rural Chieftains and the A'ayan29
New Beginnings and New Influences31
The Zionist Impetus35
A New Crusade: Templars, Colonists and Profiteers40
2Between Tyranny and War (1900-1918)43
Palestine in the last years of Abdul Hamid (1900-1908)46
The Arrival of Zionism49
Palestine in the Aftermath of the Young Turk Revolution (1908-1916)56
Palestine in the First World War62
3The Mandatory State: Colonialism, Nationalization and Cohabitation72
Allenby's Palestine72
The Nationalization of the Cities (1918-1920)79
The End of 'Southern Syria'81
Early Years of the Mandate (1920-1929)85
Where Politics and Society Met: The 1929 Watershed90
The Making of the Zionist Enclave (1929-1936)93
The Pauperization of Rural Palestine (1929-1936)98
Questions of Leadership and Nationalism (1930-1936)103
The 1936 Revolt105
The 1939 White Paper107
Encountering Nationalism: the Urge for Cohabitation109
Palestine in the Second World War116
4Between Nakbah and Independence: The 1948 War123
The UNSCOP Days123
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (March-May 1948)129
The Palestine War (May 1948-January 1949)131
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (May 1948-January 1949)136
5The Age of Partition (1948-1967)142
Dislocation and Dispossession142
Patterns of Response: Guerrilla Fighters, Isolation and Co-optation147
The Suez Campaign161
Revolutionizing Politics: The Resistance Movement Institutionalized164
The Bogus PLO (1964-1968)167
Subduing Israeli Politics: Institutionalizing a State169
The Marginalization of 'Arabism' in Israeli Society175
In Limbo: The Bedouin and the Druzes182
6Greater Israel and Occupied Palestine: The Rise and Fall of High Politics (1967-1987)185
The War of June 1967186
Struggle for Survival: Palestinian Refugees after the 1967 War188
Popular Uprising, Guerrilla Warfare and Terrorism (1968-1972)193
The Occupation (1967-1982)196
The Settlements and Internal Debate in Israel (1967-1973)200
Survival under Occupation204
Pax Americana, War and Peace (1973-1977)207
The Question of Borders: The Jordanian Option and Greater Israel209
The Mizrahi Revolution212
The Begin Revolution214
Navigating between Agendas: The Politics of Palestine (1967-1987)217
The War in Lebanon and its Aftermath (1982-1987)221
Breaches in the Wall: The Polarization of Israeli Society224
Palestinians in Israel (1967-1987)227
The Road to Intifada230
7The Uprising and its Political Consequences (1987-1996)232
Gender and Class237
The Oslo Process and After242
In the Shadow of Politics: Religion, Nationalism and Multiculturalism247
Conclusion: Post-Oslo Palestine and Israel254
The Death of Oslo254
The Road to Suicide: Israel and Palestine in 2001259
Epilogue264
Notes269
Bibliography278
Glossary of Names290
Glossary of Terms309
Index319

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