The Arab-Israeli Conflict


In this book, significant events that helped shape the Arab-Israeli conflict are explored, including: the Balfour Declaration; the Suez-Sinai War; the Palestinian intifada; and the Israel-Lebanon War. The information is supplemented by quotations, statistics and fact boxes. The book also includes biographies of key figures in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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In this book, significant events that helped shape the Arab-Israeli conflict are explored, including: the Balfour Declaration; the Suez-Sinai War; the Palestinian intifada; and the Israel-Lebanon War. The information is supplemented by quotations, statistics and fact boxes. The book also includes biographies of key figures in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 10 up.

One need only open a newspaper or listen to the daily news to realize that the Middle East remains a powder keg ready to explode at any minute. Age-old hatreds continue to fester in a region of the world blessed with significant human and natural resources. At the center of this animosity rests the clash between Israelis and their Arab neighbors. It is this contorted strand of human history that Cath Senker addresses in this title of the illustrated "Timelines" series. Starting in the 19th century with the rise of Zionism and finishing with the most recent Israeli incursion into Lebanon, Senker's book touches upon some of the central themes and events in this ongoing confrontation. Events that are of particular interest in this fine work revolve around the nature and definition of terrorism in a region of the world where all parties seem to resort to nearly random violence. At this point in history perhaps no conflict appears more intractable than that being waged in the Middle East. Yet, as the author of this excellent introductory work indicates, the resolution of this discord remains one of the pillars of world peace. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

The books in this series attempt to provide simple facts from balanced historical points of view, to ensure that readers perceive and develop their own conclusions, without the interpretive bias of many history books from one particular author or political philosophy. The overall series design offers an awesome at-a-glance time line and easy-to-use glossary. Short, factual sections in each chapter provide information on major events in history, including conflicts, treaties, maps, photos, and "question" boxes. The question boxes throughout the text feature "Events in Question," "People in Question," or "What If?" scenarios that propose alternate outcomes in history. They will give readers thought-provoking views on history. The best chapters in The Arab-Israeli Conflict are those dealing with the historical origins of the conflict from the early part of the twentieth century as well as the focus chapters from the Israeli and Palestinian points of view on the conflict and peace process. This volume should be an excellent source for student perspective on the current events in the Middle East. This volume should be an excellent resource for younger students in grades four through seven who need simple and clear information for reports or for those students interested in easy, fast, historical reading for leisure. School and public libraries that support curriculum should have this book in their collection. Additional series titles include The American West, The African-American Slave Trade and The Holocaust. (Questioning History). VOYA CODES: 4Q 3P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2005, Creative Education, 48p.; Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos. Maps. Source Notes. Further Reading. Chronology., PLB . Ages 11 to 15.
—Karen Sykeny
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-A complex situation is clearly explained. Current conditions in Israel and the occupied territories lead off. A chronological history of the major events and political developments leading to the present follows in well-illustrated short chapters. Photographs of major historical figures are included with those of Palestinians, Jews, and other peoples involved in the Middle East. Numerous shaded sidebars titled "Event in Question," "People in Question" or "What if-" present specific issues meant to stimulate discussion. Throughout, the tone is nonjudgmental. Neither Palestinians nor Israelis are represented as wholly in the right or without blame for violent attacks. The scope of this volume is similar to many earlier surveys of this conflict. However, the text and an appended time line bring events up to the 2003 second Gulf War and the United States' proposal of a "road map" for peace. The nearly 40-entry glossary and detailed index add to this treatment's value. Four of the seven titles listed for further information are biographies of key figures. A simple guide to the differences between primary and secondary sources includes considerations to be taken into account when judging their reliability. This is ironic since no Web sites or print sources are cited. It is likely that even more current publications on this topic will appear as the situation fluctuates, but this volume serves to update older materials in the collection.-Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841937250
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Timelines Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

First Zionist Congress-August 29, 1897     4
Balfour Declaration-November 2, 1917     6
Arab Rebellion Begins-August 23, 1929     8
UN Partition Plan-November 29, 1947     10
Declaration of the State of Israel-May 14, 1948     12
Suez-Sinai War Begins-October 29, 1956     14
Six-Day War Begins-June 5, 1967     16
Battle of Karameh-March 21, 1968     18
Black September-17 September 1970     20
Killings at the Munich Olympics-September 5, 1972     22
Yom Kippur War Begins-October 6, 1973     24
Camp David Accords with Egypt-March 26, 1979     26
Israeli Invasion of Lebanon-June 6, 1982     28
Palestinian Intifada Begins-December 9, 1987     30
Oslo Accords-September 13, 1993     32
Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin-November 4, 1995     34
Al-Aqsa Intifada Breaks Out-September 29, 2000     36
"Operation Defensive Shield" Begins-March 29, 2002     38
Roadmap for Peace-April 30, 2003     40
Disengagement from Gaza Begins-August 15, 2005     42
Israel-Lebanon War Begins-July 12, 2006     44
Key Figures in the Arab-Israeli Conflict     46
Glossary     47
FurtherInformation     47
Index     48
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