From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1891-1949

From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1891-1949

By: Victor Kattan (author)Paperback

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This book shows how the Arab-Israeli conflict developed by looking beyond the legality argument to the men behind the policies. It argues that Zionism was adopted by the British Government in its 1917 Balfour Declaration, primarily as a way to control immigration. The book places the violent reaction of the Palestinians to mass Jewish immigration in the context of Zionism, and revisits the controversies over the question of self-determination, and the partition of Palestine. Arguing that Israel was created through an act of conquest and subjugation, the book concludes with a sobering analysis of the conflict arguing that neither Jews nor Arabs were to blame for starting it.

About Author

Victor Kattan is a Teaching Fellow at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is Assistant Editor of the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law and is the author of From Coexistence to Conquest (Pluto, 2009).

Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Preface Chronology Maps Introduction 1. Anti-Semitism, Colonialism and Zionism 2. Palestine and the Scramble for the Middle East 3. Arab Opposition to Political Zionism 4. The Hussein-McMahon Correspondence 5. The Question of Self-Determination 6. The Partition of Palestine 7. The Arab-Israeli Conflict 8. The Palestinian Refugees 9. The Creation of Israel Epilogue List of Individuals Glossary Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745325781
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9780745325781
  • ISBN10: 0745325785

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