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Israel and Palestine: Competing Historiesby Greg Philo
Synopses & Reviews
Following on from their acclaimed book Bad News from Israel, Greg Philo and Mike Berry present a concise guide to the Israel-Palestine conflict. This uniquely accessible book will appeal to anyone looking for an approachable introduction. Uniquely, the authors show how there are many different, competing histories. They offer an overview of the wide range of contending viewpoints, and indicate those which are based on the most considered historical research.
The book covers key events in chronological order, in each case examining the varied historical accounts and presenting the beliefs of key thinkers across the ideological spectrum, from Edward Said to Binyamin Netanyahu. Starting the with emergence of the Zionist movement in the nineteenth century, and the figures who shaped it, the authors go on to cover the founding of Israel and its subsequent history, up to and including the 'roadmap for peace', the construction of the wall, the death of Arafat and the withdrawal from Gaza.
A short introduction to the conflict that presents the arguments on both sides and summarises key thinkers from Said to Netanyahu
'The story of a teenager crossing Hitler's Europe with only her own courage and luck to sustain her. ... Stunning.' Elaine Feinstein
-- Ideal for anyone approaching the subject for the first time this is the most accurate, accessible and up-to-date account available --Following on from their acclaimed book Bad News from Israel, Greg Philo and Mike Berry present a concise guide to the
Subtitled, "Competing Histories". Ideal for anyone approaching the subject for the first time and a perfect resource for students, this is the most accurate, accessible and up-to-date account available.
About the Author
Greg Philo is Professor at Glasgow University, and is a member of the Glasgow Media Group. He is the author with David Miller of Market Killing (2000) and with Mike Berry of Bad News from Israel (Pluto Press, 2004).Mike Berry is also a member of the Glasgow Media Group and is currently a researcher on an ESRC project in the University of Glasgow.
Table of Contents
List of Maps vi
Zionist Roots and the First Wave of Jewish Immigration into Palestine...1
Theodor Herzl and the Emergence of Political Zionism...3
The Second Wave of Jewish Immigration into Palestine...5
The Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate...6
American Politics and the Settlement of the Holocaust Survivors...19
The End of the Mandate...23
The United Nations Debates the Future of Palestine...24
The Unoffi cial War...28
The First Arab-Israeli War...30
Post-War Negotiations: Peace
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