The Palestine-Israeli Conflict: A Beginner's Guide

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Oneworld Publications, May 1, 2008 - History - 320 pages
With coverage of all the recent events, the new edition of this best-selling book gives a thorough and accessible account of the history behind the Palestine-Israeli conflict, its roots, and the possibilities for the future. The book is divided into two parts — the first by an American rabbi and Professor of Judaism, and the second by a Palestinian lecturer on Islam. The result is a real insight into the situation, with each author giving full vent to the emotions behind the two sides of the debate. Two new chapters outline recent developments, while an updated conclusion consists of a direct debate between the two authors, which raises many issues, yet offers real solutions to which future peace talks may aspire.

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Preface to the third edition
Preface to the first edition
The Zionist movement
Beyond the First World
The Jewish state
The SixDay War and its aftermath
The road to peace
The origins of modern Palestine
Palestinians Jews and the British
Towards the establishment of a Jewish state
Arabs and Jews
Towards liberation
The wall
The legacy of the old guard

Before and after September 11
Renewed aggression
Dawoud ElAlami

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Rabbi Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok is currently Professor of Judaism at the University of Wales, Lampeter.
Dawoud El-Alami is a lecturer on Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, Lampeter.

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