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Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict A History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312535015
ISBN-13: 9780312535018
Edition: 7th 2010
Authors: Charles D. Smith
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Description: Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflictprovides a comprehensive, balanced, and accessible introduction to the multi-faceted history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Smith's widely respected analysis examines how underlying issues, group motives,  More...

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List price: $57.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflictprovides a comprehensive, balanced, and accessible introduction to the multi-faceted history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Smith's widely respected analysis examines how underlying issues, group motives, religious and cross-cultural clashes, diplomacy and imperialism, and encroaching modernity shaped this volatile region. The book's narrative and supporting documents, maps, photographs, and chronologies consider high and low politics with perspectives from all sides of the struggle, while the final chapters include the latest developments.

Preface
List of Photos and Maps
Prologue. The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Historical Perspective: The Middle East and Palestine to 1517
Ancient Israel and Palestine to the Coming of Islam
Political Fragmentation And Rebellion To The Roman Period
Palestine Under Roman And Byzantine Rule
The Arabs and the Spread of Islam
Islam and Its Relationship To Judaism and Christianity
Palestine under Muslim Rule to 1517
Chronology
[Notes]
Ottoman Society, Palestine, and the Origins of Zionism, 1516-1914
Commercial Relations and Military Decline, 1500-1800
Regional Strife, Imperial Interventions, and Ottoman Retraction, 1800-1914
Ottoman Society in an Age of Reform
European Inroads and Communial Tensions to Mid-Century
Palestine in the Nineteenth Century
Changing Patterns: Trade, Land, Agriculture, and Population
[Palestinian Notables and Absentee Landowners]
[Palestinian Agricultural Productivity]
[Tourists and Immigrants]
[Population and Identity]
Zionism: Its Origins and Development to 1914
The Jews of Western Europe
Eastern European Jewry and the Rise of Zionism
[The Origins of Zionism]
[Bilu and Hibbat Zion]
Theodore Herzl and the Zionist Movement to 1914
[Herzl and the World Zionist Organization]
[Militant Zionism: The Second Aliya]
The Arab Response to Zionism
Ottoman Policies and Jewish Land Purchases
Growing Apprehension: Palestine and the Arab World
Conclusion
Questions for Consideration
Chronology
[Notes]
Working-Class Conditions, 1838 and 1873-Greater Syria
The Islahat Fermani [Hatti Humayoun] of February 1856
Theodor Herzl, Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State), 1896
Theodor Herzl, "Who Fears a State?" from Die Welt, February 18, 1898
The Basel Program, 1897
World War I, Great Britain, and the Peace Settlements, 1914-1921
World War I: The Ottoman Empire and the European Powers
British Imperial Objectives
[Gallipoli and Imperial Bargaining]
[The De Bunsen Committee]
Britain, The Arabs, and the Husayn-Mcmahon Correspondence, 1915-1916
The Lure of an Arab Revolt
The Husayn-McMahon Correspondence: Defining the Terms
McMahon's Deception: The Roots of Arab Bitterness
Anglo-French Interests and the Sykes-Picot Agreement
Spheres of Control and Influence
British Evaluation of Their Commitments
Britain, Palestine, and the Balfour Declaration
Chaim Weizmann and British Politics
British War Aims and Palestine
Negotiating the Text
Goals Versus Promises: The European Powers, Zionism, and the Arabs, 1917-1918
Reassuring Sharif Husayn
Syria and "Self-Determination"
Zionist-Arab Fears: The Faysal-Weizmann Agreement
The Peace Settlements and the Mandate System
Faysal and the British-French Struggle for Syria
Wilson, the League of Nations, and the Mandate System
Postwar Crises and the Creation of Transjordan
Conclusion
Questions for Consideration
Chronology
[Notes]
The Husayn-McMahon Correspondence, July 1915-January 1916
Drafts and Final Text of the Balfour Declaration
The Faysal-Weizmann Agreement, January 3, 1919
Resolutions of the General Syrian Congress, July 2, 1919
Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, January 1920
The Mandate for Palestine, July 24, 1922
Palestine Between the Wars: Zionism, the Palestinian Arabs, and the British Mandate, 1920-1939
The First Phase: Hopes Fulfilled and Dashed, 1918-1920
Political Leadership in the Palestinian-Arab and Zionist Communities
Palestinian Arabs and British Policies
[The Legislative Council Plans]
[Palestinian Arab Rivalries]
Zionist Leadership in Palestine and Abroad
[Weizmann and the Jewish Agency]
[Palestinian Jews and Labor Zionism]
[Ben-Gurion Triumphs: Mapai and the Histadrut]
[Revisionist Zionism Challenges Labor]
[Agudat Israel]
Jews and Arabs Under the Mandate: The Clash of Conflicting Aspirations
The Land Question
[Patterns of Land Ownership]
[Zionist Land Purchases]
[The Landless Arab Problem]
The Conflict over the Western Wall, 1928-1929
Investigations and Retractions: The Passfield White Paper
European Crises and their Repercussions: Yishuv Expansion and Arab Rebellion
The Arab Revolt: Its Roots and Impact on Palestine
[Zionism and the Arab Economy]
[Arab Factions Emerge]
[Al-Qassam and the Outbreak of Violence]
[The Peel Commission and Partition]
[The Second Stage of the Revolt]
[The Legacy of the Revolt]
Britain Rethinks its Obligations: The 1939 White Paper
Palestine in British Strategy
Partition Foiled: The Woodhead Commission
The St. James Conference
The 1939 White Paper
Great Britain and Palestine on the Eve of World War II
Conclusion
Questions for Consideration
Chronology
[Notes]
The Churchill White Paper, July 1, 1922
Palestine Royal (Peel) Commission Report, July 1937
The 1939 White Paper
World War II and the Creation of the State of Israel, 1939-1949
Palestine, Zionism, and the War Effort, 1939-1945
World War II and the Middle East
Palestine: Jewish Immigration and the British Response
The Jewish Division and the Question of Jewish Military Capabilities
The Biltmore Conference and Its Consequences
The White Paper, Partition, and Britain's Place in the Middle East, 1942-1945
Jewish Terrorism, the Hagana, and the British, 1940-1945
Palestinian Arab Leadership and the Question of Arab Unity, 1939-1945
[Arab Society]
[Arab Nationalism and Regional Rivalries]
The End of the Mandate and the Creation of Israel, 1945-1949
The Middle East and Postwar Tensions: Origins of the Cold War
Anglo-American Perspectives on Palestine
Great Britain, the United States, and Zionism, July 1945-February 1947
[British Aims and Zionist Resistance]
[The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry]
[The Morrison-Grady Committee]
[Zionist Terrorism, British Crackdown, and American Politics]
[Britain Abdicates: The London Conference, February 1947]
UNSCOP and United Nations' Ratification of Partition, February-November 1947
[The UNSCOP Committee Hearings and Recommendations]
[Palestine Partitioned: The U.N. Debate]
The Battle for Palestine/Israel, December 1947-May 1948
[Arab-Zionist Strife Erupts]
[American Policy in Disarray]
[Dayr Yasin and the Palestinian Refugees]
[Ben-Gurion Proclaims the State of Israel]
The Arab Israeli Wars and the Armistices, 1948-1949
Conclusion
Questions for Consideration
Chronology
[Notes]
The "Final Solution": Nazi Extermination of European Jewry
UNSCOP's Plan of Partition with Economic Union
Jamal al-Husayni, Testimony on Palestinian Arab Reaction to the UNSCOP Proposals, September 29, 1947
Rabbi Hillel Silver, Testimony on Zionist Reaction to the UNSCOP Proposals, October 2, 1947
Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, May 14, 1948
King Abdullah's Offer to the Zionists, May 1948
The Beginning of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Search for Security, 1949-1957
Israel, The Arab States, and The Palestinian/Israeli Arabs: 1949-1954
Israel: Government, Citizenship, and the Law
Israeli Arabs: Dispossession and Isolation
The Palestinian Refugees
The Western Allies, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Israeli Views of Arabs and the World
[Ben-Gurionist Activism]
[Moshe Sharett and the Activists]
The Arab States: Domestic Turmoil and Regional Rivalries
[Arab Rivalries and the Struggle for Syria]
[Nasser and the 1952 Egyptian Revolution]
The Cold War and the Middle East: Looking for Allies, 1953-1955
Containment and the Northern Tier Concept
The Baghdad Pact
Israel, the Lavon Affair, and the Gaza Raid
The Gaza Raid and the Czech Arms Deal
Israel and France Draw Closer
Border Clashes and Blockade of the Straits of Tiran
Countdown to Suez: Failed Diplomacy and Dreams of Empire, January-November 1956
Carrots and Sticks: Projects and Peace Proposals
[Project Alpha and the Anderson Mission]
[Aswan Dam Project in Trouble]
Nasser Nationalizes the Canal
Invasion Plans Take Shape
The Attacks and Their Aftermath
Conclusion
Questions for Consideration
Chronology
[Notes]
Letter on the Position of the Palestinian Refugees, November 17, 1949
Gamal Abd al-Nasser, Speech Justifying Nationalization of the Suez Canal Company, July 28, 1956
Golda Meir, Speech to the United Nations General Assembly, March 1, 1957
From Suez to the Six-Day War, 1957-1967
The Struggle for Syria and the Creation of the United Arab Republic, 1957-1958
The United States, Syria, and the Cold War
The United Arab Republic: Conflict and Significance
Lebanon: Political Strife, Civil War, and Regional Crisis, 1957-1958
Maronite Catholics and Lebanese Political Alignments
Lebanon's Civil War and the Iraqi Revolution
The Arab World in American Perspective: The Cold War Context
Inter-Arab and Arab-Israeli Tensions, 1958-1964
Nasser Strives to Dominate Arab Politics
Water Wars: Israeli-Syrian Clashes and the Arab Response
The Palestine Question in Arab Politics: The Palestine Liberation Organization and al-Fatah
[PLO Initiatives and Arab Government Reactions]
[Fatah: Background and Policies]
[The Syrian-Fatah Alliance]
[Jordan Between Arab Radicalism and Israeli Retaliation]
Israeli Politics to 1967
Great Power Rivalries in the Middle East to 1967
The United States between Israel and the Arabs
Lyndon Johnson and Israel
The Soviet Union and the Arab World
The Crisis Escalates: Military Clashes, Misleading Assurances, and Failed Diplomacy
Syrian-Israeli Tensions and Threats
The Egyptian Blockade of the Tiran Straits
Israeli Debates: Eshkol and the Generals
Israel Attacks: U.S. Assurances and the Pending Egyptian Peace Initiative
The Six-Day War: Israel's Conquests and American Expectations
Conclusion
Questions for Consideration
Chronology
[Notes]
Communiqu�© No. 1 from Headquarters of Asifa Forces (Fatah), January 6, 1965

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