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Palestine and Arab-israeli Conflict : History With Documents (6TH 07 - Old Edition)


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Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict brings the multi-faceted story of the struggle in the Middle East to life for readers. Smith places the conflict in historical and political perspective, facilitating readers' understanding of how this complex situation has evolved over time. By examining its underlying causes, individual and group motives, and the roles that countries around the world have played in the region, Smith helps readers understand the history behind the headlines. He presents this in-depth account in an engaging, accessible book that includes historical and current voices on all sides of the struggle. The book's carefully selected documents, maps, photographs, and chronologies provide context for the narrative, and its up-to-the-minute coverage of developments captures readers' interest and helps them better understand the latest news in the region.

About the Author

CHARLES D. SMITH is professor of Middle East history in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona. He has held numerous grants for research in the Middle East, was a Fulbright scholar in Egypt, and served as a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published scholarly articles on many topics, including Egyptian Islam, Anglo-French imperialism in the Middle East, and nationalism and identity. Author of Islam and the Search for Social Order in Modern Egypt, he is currently writing a study of Anglo-French relations and European imperial goals in the Middle East during World War I.

Table of Contents

     Note: This Table of Contents is tentative. Each chapter begins with an introduction and ends with a chronology of events.



  List of Photos and Maps


  1. The Middle East and Palestine to 1914: An Overview

    The Arabs and the Spread of Islam

    Ottoman Rule, 1516–1914

       * DOCUMENT A Treaty of Amity and Commerce The Ottoman Empire and France, February 1535

       * DOCUMENT The Balta Liman Commercial Convention, August 1838


  2. Ottoman Society, Palestine, and the Origins of Zionism, 1800–1914

    Ottoman Society: European Inroads and Communal Tensions to Mid-Century

    Palestine in the Nineteenth Century

    Zionism: Its Origins and Development to 1914

    The Arab Response to Zionism

       * DOCUMENT The Ishlahat Fermani [Hatti Humayoun] of February 1856

       DOCUMENT Working Class Conditions, 1838 and 1873--Greater Syria

       DOCUMENT Theodor Herzl, Der Judenstat (The Jewish State), 1896

       DOCUMENT Theodor Herzl, "Who Fears a State?" from Die Welt, February 18, 1898

       DOCUMENT The Basel Program 1897

       DOCUMENT Naguib Azoury, From The Awakening of the Arab Nation, 1905


  3. World War I, Great Britain, and the Peace Settlements, 1914–1921

    World War I: The Ottoman Empire and the European Powers

    Britain, Palestine, War Aims, and the Balfour Declaration

    Wartime Goals versus Wartime Promises: The European Powers, Zionism, and the Arabs, 1917–1918

    The Peace Settlements and the Mandate System

       DOCUMENT The Husayn-McMahon Correspondence, July 1915–January 1916

       * DOCUMENT Drafts and Final Text of the Balfour Declaration

       DOCUMENT The Faysal-Weizmann Agreement, January 3, 1919

       DOCUMENT Resolutions of the General Syrian Congress, July 2, 1919

       DOCUMENT The Mandate for Palestine, July 24, 1922

       * DOCUMENT Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, January 1920


  4. Palestine Between the Wars: Zionism, the Palestinian Arabs, and the British Mandate, 1920–1939

    The First Phase: Hopes Fulfilled and Dashed, 1918–1920

    Palestinians, Zionists, and the Mandate: Political Rivalries and Communal Dislocations, 1920–1930

    European Crises and Their Repercussions in Palestine: Yishuv Expansion and Arab Rebellion

    Britain Rethinks Its Obligations: The 1939 White Paper

    Conclusion: Great Britain and Palestine on the Eve of World War II

       DOCUMENT The Churchill White Paper, July 1, 1922

       DOCUMENT Palestine Royal (Peel) Commission Report, July 1937

       DOCUMENT The 1939 White Paper


  5. World War II and the Creation of the State of Israel, 1939–1949

    Palestine, Zionism, and the War Effort, 1939–1945

    The End of the Mandate and the Creation of Israel, 1945–1949

       DOCUMENT The "Final Solution": Nazi Extermination of European Jewry

       DOCUMENT UNSCOP's Plan of Partition with Economic Union

       DOCUMENT Jamal al-Husayni, Testimony on Palestinian Arab Reaction to the UNSCOP Proposals, September 29, 1947

       DOCUMENT Rabbi Hillel Silver, Testimony on Zionist Reaction to the UNSCOP Proposals, October 2, 1947

       DOCUMENT Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, May 14, 1948


  6. The Beginning of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Search for Security, 1949–1957

    Israel, the Arab States, and the Palestinian/Israeli Arabs, 1949–1954

    The West's Cold War Search for Allies and the Regional Response: Containment, Deals, the Baghdad Pact, and the Gaza Raid

    Countdown to Suez: The Aswan Dam Project, Nasser's Nationalization of the Suez Canal, and the Anglo-French-Israeli Attack, January-November 1956

    Conclusion: The Suez and Its Ramifications: The Eisenhower Doctrine

       DOCUMENT Letter on the Position of the Palestinian Refugees, November 17, 1949

       DOCUMENT Gamal Abd al-Nasser, Speech Justifying Nationalization of the Suez Canal Company, July 28, 1956

       DOCUMENT Golda Meir, Speech to the United Nations General Assembly, March 1, 1957


  7. From Suez to the Six-Day War, 1957–1967

    The Struggle for Syria and the Creation of the United Arab Republic, 1957–1958

    Lebanon: Political Strife, Civil War, and the Regional Crisis, 1957–1958

    Inter-Arab Rivalries, Israel, and the Creation of the PLO: The Palestinian Factor in Arab and Arab-Israeli Tensions

    Israel Politics to 1967

    Great Power Rivalries in the Middle East to 1967

    The Crisis Escalates: Military Clashes, Misleading Assurances, and Failed Diplomacy

    The Six-Day War and Its Consequences: Israel's Conquests and American Expectations

       DOCUMENT Communiqué No. 1 from Headquarters of Asifa Forces (Fatah), January 6, 1965

       DOCUMENT Gamal Abd al-Nasser, Speech to Members of the Egyptian National Assembly, May 29, 1967

       DOCUMENT Abba Eban, Speech to the U.N. Security Council on Israel's Reasons for Going to War, June 6, 1967


  8. War and the Search for Peace in the Middle East, 1967–1976

    The Search for Negotiating Leverage, 1967–1971

    Wars of Attrition and Their Regional Repercussions

    Wars of Attrition and Cold War Diplomacy: Egypt, Israel, and the Rogers Plans

    The 1973 War and Its Consequences

       DOCUMENT U.N. Security Council Resolution 242, November 22, 1967

       DOCUMENT The Palestinian National Charter: Resolutions of the Palestine National Council, July 1-17, 1968; PLO Resolution on Security Council Resolution 242, June 1974

       DOCUMENT U.N. Security Council Resolution 338, October 22, 1973

       DOCUMENT Yasir Arafat's Address to the U.N. General Assembly, November 13, 1974


  9. Lebanon, The West Bank, and the Camp David Accords: The Palestinian Equation in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1977–1984

    Backdrop to Diplomacy: The Lebanese Civil War and Its Aftermath, 1975–1978

    The Carter Administration and Camp David, January 1977–September 1978

    The Reagan Administration and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: An Overview

    Lebanon: The Struggle for Hegemony

    Conclusion: Lebanon Postscript, 1984–2005

       DOCUMENT Platform of the Likud Coalition, March 1977

       DOCUMENT Anwar al-Sadat, Speech to the Israeli Knesset, November 20, 1977

       DOCUMENT Menachem Begin, Reply to President Sadat, November 20, 1977

       DOCUMENT A Framework for Peace in the Middle East Agreed at Camp David, September 17, 1978


  10. From Pariah to Partner: The PLO and the Quest for Peace in Global and Regional Contexts, 1984–1993

    Peace Gambits, Terrorism, and Political Strife, 1984–1987

    The Intifada

    The Gulf Crisis: A Synopsis

    Diplomacy and Conflict: The Madrid Talks, October 1991–Summer 1993

    Conclusion: Israel Turns to Arafat

       DOCUMENT Communiqué No. 1 of the Intifada Issued by the Unified National Leadership, January 8, 1988

       DOCUMENT Leaflet No. 1 of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), January 1988

       DOCUMENT Statements by Yasir Arafat and George Schultz, December 14, 1988


  11. Israeli-Palestinian/Arab Negotiations and Agreements, 1993–1999

    The 1993 Oslo Accord

    The Politics and Economics of Violence

    The Interim Agreement (Oslo 2) and the Rabin Assassination

    From Rabin to Netanyahu: The Peres Government and Likud's Victory, November 1995–May 1996

    The Netanyahu Government, June 1996–July 1999

    Conclusion: Domestic and Regional Realignments, December 1997–July 1999

       DOCUMENT The Israeli-PLO Declaration of Principles, Washington, D.C., September 13, 1993

       DOCUMENT The Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo 2) on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, September 28, 1995


  12. Visions in Disarray: Camp David 2000, The Palestinian Intifada, American Triumphalism, and Israeli Disengagement, 1999–2006

    This chapter will cover events through Spring 2006, including the implications of the Sharon disengagement plan and the Palestinian and Israeli elections of January and March 2006. It will also re-examine the Camp David talks of 2000 in light of new information.


  Selected Bibliography





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Smith, Charles D.
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Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Smith, Charles, Jr.
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Palestine - History - 20th century
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