Teach Yourself The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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An unbiased look at a volatile subject

Perhaps the world's most explosive and far-reaching struggle, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is also a complex issue many find hard to grasp. This comprehensive guide puts it all in terms you can understand. From Biblical history to the Six-Day War to the present day, Teach Yourself the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict will enlighten you on the subject.

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Overview

An unbiased look at a volatile subject

Perhaps the world's most explosive and far-reaching struggle, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is also a complex issue many find hard to grasp. This comprehensive guide puts it all in terms you can understand. From Biblical history to the Six-Day War to the present day, Teach Yourself the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict will enlighten you on the subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071496919
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/12/2007
  • Series: Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart Ross taught in a variety of institutions worldwide before becoming a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. He has written over 175 books, including widely acclaimed historical works.

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Table of Contents


Note from the author     viii
Biblical beginnings     1
Philistines and Jews     2
Conquest, Christianity and Islam     6
The Palestinian battlefield     8
The land of faith     10
Toleration and conflict     12
Whose land?     15
Nineteenth-century Palestine     16
Zionism     18
Conflicting nationalisms     23
The impact of war     25
The mandate     28
Peace-making     29
Breakdown     33
Mission impossible     35
World War II     39
Israel     44
The dying mandate     45
Enter the UN     47
War     50
Palestine destroyed     55
Battle lines     59
The winners...     60
...and the losers     62
Impact of war     68
The second round and its aftermath     75
Israel and its neighbours     76
Suez     79
Israel after Suez     83
The 11-year peace     84
The Six-Day War     90
Palestinian dead end     91
The path to war     93
The Six-Day War     98
After the war     101
Arafat and the PLO     107
Where now?     108
Between the wars     115
Yom Kippur War     117
Peace and war     122
Possibilities for peace     123
Israel turns right     127
The quest for peace     130
Camp David     132
Lebanon     137
The compromise state     138
Israel, Likud and the Occupied Territories     141
Invasion of Lebanon     145
Searching for peace     150
Despair and hope, 1986-93     154
The forgotten people     155
Intifada     158
Cold war and hot war     164
The peace process     166
Dashed hopes     175
Oslo     176
Accord and discord     179
Netanyahu, Arafat and Clinton     185
Impasse, 1999-2003     192
The insoluble conflict     193
12 months for peace     197
Slaughter     200
Arafat sidelined     203
The Roadmap      206
Hope and despair     210
Who can tell?     211
End of an era?     211
More jaw, more war     215
Glossary     220
Taking it further     224
Index     226
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