The Palestine-Israeli Conflict: A Beginner's Guide

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Oneworld Publications, Feb 16, 2015 - 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. New material outlines 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 fourth edition
The Zionist movement
Beyond the First World
The Jewish state
Arabs and Jews
The wall

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Dan Cohn-Sherbok is Professor Emeritus of Judaism at the University of Wales and Honorary Fellow of the Centre of Religions for Peace and Reconciliation at the University of Winchester. He lives in Winchester, U.K. Dawoud El-Alami is Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. He lives in Aberdeen, U.K.

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