A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Mark Tessler's highly praised, comprehensive, and balanced history of the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the earliest times to the present—updated through the first years of the 21st century—provides a constructive framework for understanding recent developments and assessing the prospects for future peace. Drawing upon a wide array of documents and on research by Palestinians, Israelis, and others, Tessler assesses the conflict on both the
Israelis' and the Palestinians' terms. New chapters in this expanded edition elucidate the Oslo peace process, including the reasons for its failure, and the political dynamics in Israel, the West
Bank, and Gaza at a critical time of transition.

Indiana University Press

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
"[Tessler is] thoughtful, well-informed and resolutely fair-minded... rigorous and commiserative alike, and his gloss on the fallout from the creation of Israel, which included a counterflow of millions of Jewish immigrants from the Arab world, is among the best things in the book." —David Schoenbaum, New York Times Book Review

— David Schoenbaum

New York Times Book Review - David Schoenbaum

"[Tessler is] thoughtful, well-informed and resolutely fair-minded... rigorous and commiserative alike, and his gloss on the fallout from the creation of Israel, which included a counterflow of millions of Jewish immigrants from the Arab world, is among the best things in the book." —David Schoenbaum, New York Times Book Review

M. Gershovich

Of the numerous books devoted to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Univ. of Michigan political science professor Tessler's contribution certainly ranks among the most extensive and thorough. Given the highly polemical nature of the discourse over Israel/Palestine, Tessler's ability to provide a balanced account of the dispute should be commended. Chronologically organized and well documented through the Oslo peace process of the 1990s, his book is significantly sketchier with respect to the events of the last decade. Even so, and in spite of its somewhat intimidating length, students and scholars of the modern Middle East will find it useful. The litany of statistical information in the book, neatly arranged in tables spread within the various chapters, is particularly noteworthy, as are the 23 well-drawn maps. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. -- ChoiceM. Gershovich, University of Nebraska, Omaha, March 2010

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Of the numerous books devoted to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Univ. of
Michigan political science professor Tessler's contribution certainly ranks among the most extensive and thorough. Given the highly polemical nature of the discourse over Israel/Palestine, Tessler's ability to provide a balanced account of the dispute should be commended. Chronologically organized and well documented through the Oslo peace process of the 1990s, his book is significantly sketchier with respect to the events of the last decade. Even so, and in spite of its somewhat intimidating length, students and scholars of the modern Middle East will find it useful. The litany of statistical information in the book, neatly arranged in tables spread within the various chapters,
is particularly noteworthy, as are the 23 well-drawn maps. Summing Up: Recommended.
Upper-division undergraduates and above. — ChoiceM. Gershovich, University of Nebraska,
Omaha, March 2010

"[Tessler is] thoughtful, well-informed and resolutely fair-minded...
rigorous and commiserative alike, and his gloss on the fallout from the creation of Israel, which included a counterflow of millions of Jewish immigrants from the Arab world, is among the best things in the book." —David Schoenbaum, New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253220707
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Indiana Series in Middle East Studies Series
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1040
  • Sales rank: 362,325
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Tessler is Samuel J. Elderveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science,
Director of the International Institute, and Vice Provost for International Affairs at the
University of Michigan. He is author (with Ann Lesch) of Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinians: From
Camp David to Intifada (IUP, 1989), co-editor of Democracy, War, and Peace in the Middle East
(IUP, 1995), and editor of Area Studies and Social Science: Strategies for Understanding Middle East
Politics (IUP, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
A Note on
Transliteration
Part I. Jews and Arabs Before the Conflict: The Congruent Origins of Modern
Zionism and Arab Nationalism
1. Jewish History and the Emergence of Modern Political
Zionism
2. Arab History and the Origins of Nationalism in the Arab World
Part II.
Emergence and History of the Conflict to 1948
3. The Conflict Takes Shape
4. The
Dual Society in Mandatory Palestine
Part III. Routinization of the Conflict,
1948-1967
5. The Palestinian Disaster and Basic Issues after 1948
6. Israel and the Arab States through June 1967
Part IV. The Palestinian Dimension Reemerges: From the June War through Camp David
7. Postwar Diplomacy and the Rise of the Palestine
Resistance Movement
8. Israel, the Palestinians, and the Occupied Territories in the
1970s
Part V. The High Price of Stalemate and Futile Diplomacy in the 1980s
9.
Violent Confrontations in the Early 1980s
10. Futile Diplomacy in the
Mid-1980s
Part VI. Efforts to Break the Stalemate: From the Intifada through the Oslo
Peace Process
11. The Intifada and Beyond
12. The Oslo Peace
Process
Epilogue: The Post-Oslo Period

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