Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-1998

Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-1998

by Benny Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0679744754

ISBN-13: 9780679744757

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

At a time when the Middle East has come closer to achieving peace than ever before, eminent Israeli historian Benny Morris explodes the myths cherished by both sides to present an epic history of Zionist-Arab relations over the past 120 years.

Tracing the roots of political Zionism back to the pogroms of Russia and the Dreyfus Affair, Morris describes the

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At a time when the Middle East has come closer to achieving peace than ever before, eminent Israeli historian Benny Morris explodes the myths cherished by both sides to present an epic history of Zionist-Arab relations over the past 120 years.

Tracing the roots of political Zionism back to the pogroms of Russia and the Dreyfus Affair, Morris describes the gradual influx of Jewish settlers into Palestine and the impact they had on the Arab population. Following the Holocaust, the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948 resulted in the establishment of the State of Israel, but it also shattered Palestinian Arab society and gave rise to a massive refugee problem. Morris offers distinctive accounts of each of the subsequent Israeli-Arab wars and details the sporadic peace efforts in between, culminating in the peace process initiated by the Rabin Government. In a new afterword to the Vintage edition, he examines Ehud Barak’s leadership, the death of President Assad of Syria, and Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon, and the recent renewed conflict with the Palestinians. Studded with illuminating portraits of the major protagonists, Righteous Victims provides an authoritative record of the middle east and its continuing struggle toward peace.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679744757
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
538,778
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1Palestine on the Eve3
2The Beginning of the Conflict: Jews and Arabs in Palestine, 1881-191437
3World War I, the Balfour Declaration, and the British Mandate67
4The Arabs Rebel121
5World War II and the First Arab-Israeli War, 1939-49161
61949-1956259
7The Six-Day War, 1967302
8The War of Attrition347
9The October War, 1973387
10The Israeli-Egyptian Peace, 1977-79444
11The Lebanon War, 1982-85494
12The Intifada561
13Peace at Last?611
14Ehud Barak's 19 Months652
Conclusions676
Notes695
Selected Bibliography737
Index753

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