The Arab-Israeli conflict: a history

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Oxford University Press, 2008 - History - 495 pages
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Whether filtered through the news, the film industry, or the classroom, the Arab-Israeli conflict has become a pervasive--and often misinterpreted--subject on our contemporary cultural landscape. In this compelling text, David W. Lesch, a widely respected scholar and commentator on modernMiddle Eastern politics, presents the most balanced and accessible account of the conflict to date. The Arab-Israeli Conflict puts forth a variety of perspectives--along with concise and informative analyses--to enable and encourage students to form their own educated opinions about complex andcontroversial issues. Challenging yet not overwhelming, this appealingly slim volume focuses on key information, but also incorporates pedagogical features that help to enhance and expand students' understanding of the subject: * An extensive collection of relevant primary documents * Sidebars highlighting social and cultural history * A glossary of terms * A chronology for quick reference * Comprehensive illustrations, including 17 maps and 17 photos

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Excellent historical survey of the conflict. Objective and insightful. Read full review

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User Review  - Bradley Farless - Goodreads

This is an excellent summary of the Arab-Israeli / Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's a good place to start if you're not at all familiar with the topic, but it should be read in conjunction with ... Read full review

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?H The Intellectual and Physical Setting i
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UvD Competing Peoples and Ideologies
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ArC The Convergence
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David W. Lesch is Professor of Middle East History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. His books include The Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment, Fourth Edition (2007); The New Lion of Damascus: Bashar al-Asad and Modern Syria (2005); the two-volume
work History in Dispute: The Middle East Since World War II, Volumes 14 and 15 (2003); 1979: The Year That Shaped the Modern Middle East (2001); Syria and the United States: Eisenhower's Cold War in the Middle East (1992); and The History of the United States in the Middle East (forthcoming).