War Without End: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised Land

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The Struggles of the Israelis and Palestinians command the obsessive attention of the world. Statesmen tinker with peace plans for the Middle East and generals worry about future wars there. Religious leaders stoke the passions of the devout, while archaeologists dig to find the origins of humanity. Between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, dreams collide with the reality of nationalist struggle.

With an experienced journalist's eye, Anton La Guardia offers a close look ...

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Overview

The Struggles of the Israelis and Palestinians command the obsessive attention of the world. Statesmen tinker with peace plans for the Middle East and generals worry about future wars there. Religious leaders stoke the passions of the devout, while archaeologists dig to find the origins of humanity. Between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, dreams collide with the reality of nationalist struggle.

With an experienced journalist's eye, Anton La Guardia offers a close look at the Israelis, as they come to terms with the "post-Zionist" demolition of national myths, and the Palestinians, as they try to build their own state.

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Publishers Weekly
British journalist Anton La Guardia, diplomatic editor for the Daily Telegraph and for eight years its Middle East correspondent, offers an informed and objective history of the Middle East battles in War Without End: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised Land. Tracing the Zionist movement back to its 19th-century roots, as well as the birth of national identity of the Palestinians among whom the Zionists settled, La Guardia offers general readers a balanced background to what many fear may well be a war without end. (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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An excellent, balanced survey of the troubled relations between Middle East neighbors over the last half-century. Scanning the news of the latest intifada, La Guardia, a correspondent and editor for London's Daily Telegraph, pointedly wonders, "How did it all go so wrong? How did the hope engendered by that handshake between Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin on the South Lawn of the White House turn to despair?" He gives a protracted, thoughtful answer that finds fault on many sides of the long struggle between Israel and Palestine-many sides, for there are not just two, as he takes pains to show. Neither Israel nor the Palestinian community is in any way monolithic, and neighboring countries have occasionally attempted to find advantage in their endless troubles and sometimes been caught up in the mess. For example, La Guardia writes, the Palestinian Black September terrorist movement, responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics, originally devoted itself to waging war on Jordan, whose army had massacred thousands of Palestinians during an uprising two years earlier. Mixing historical narrative with on-the-ground reportage, the author addresses such issues as the Israeli right's campaign of expansion into Palestinian territories, the virulent anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial of the Arab press, the conflict between Zionists and Jewish fundamentalists, power struggles within the Palestinian Authority (one Palestinian leader observes that the latest intifada is a rebellion against both Israel and Arafat), and the baffling bonds that keep Israelis and Palestinians at such close quarters despite all the hatred. None of what La Guardia turns up is hopeful, and none of itinspires much confidence in the leadership on either side of the battle. Regrettably timely reading that also makes a welcome contribution to the literature of strife.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312276690
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2002
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Anton La Guardia was Middle East correspondent for the Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 1998 and is now Diplomatic Editor. He lives in London and this is his first book.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Foreword to American Edition
Foreword to the American Paperback Edition
Maps
1 A Small Country with a Big History 1
2 One God, Many Religions 16
3 Every Man Under His Vine 62
4 The Hundred Years War 105
5 Victims of Victims 154
6 The Tribes of Israel 212
7 The Curse of Peace 261
8 Among the Nations 371
Epilogue 392
Chronology 401
Bibliography 407
Index 419
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2007

    Outline needed, content too

    Although highly recommended we found this to be a disappointing read. Poorly written, he fails to understand his audience. Does not follow a chronological format. Complete lack of organization and often fails to follow through on his train of thought. This said he does provide an interesting narrative of the conflict of the Israelis/Palestinians and the dismal future they face.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2006

    Like water in a barren land

    At last, an informed and experienced writer has produced an unbiased book on this topic. Better still, he writes in an extremely readable style. Though it's dense with information, I couldn't put it down. Though his view is bleak, this may be the most hopeful writing about the Israel/Palestine conflict I've found to date, because La Guardia, in exposing the flaws of character in heroes of every side, wipes away the fog of propaganda and thus reveals the humanity of all the claimants to the land God gave to Abraham.

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