Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories

Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories

By: Mike Berry (author), Greg Philo (author)Paperback

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-- Ideal for anyone approaching the subject for the first time this is the most accurate, accessible and up-to-date account available -- Following on from their acclaimed book Bad News from Israel, Greg Philo and Mike Berry present a concise guide to the Israel-Palestine conflict. This uniquely accessible book will appeal to anyone looking for an approachable introduction. Uniquely, the authors show how there are many different, competing histories. They offer an overview of the wide range of contending viewpoints, and indicate those which are based on the most considered historical research. The book covers key events in chronological order, in each case examining the varied historical accounts and presenting the beliefs of key thinkers across the ideological spectrum, from Edward Said to Binyamin Netanyahu. Starting the with emergence of the Zionist movement in the nineteenth century, and the figures who shaped it, the authors go on to cover the founding of Israel and its subsequent history, up to and including the 'roadmap for peace', the construction of the wall, the death of Arafat and the withdrawal from Gaza. Praise for Bad News from Israel: "This superb study extensive in scope, and scrupulously fair. It will be a landmark." Edward S. Herman, co-author (with Noam Chomsky) of Manufacturing Consent

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Mike Berry is Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham and, with Greg Philo, is the author of Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories (Pluto, 2006) and Bad News from Israel (Pluto, 2004). Greg Philo is a Professor at Glasgow University, and Research Director of the Glasgow Media Group. He is the author with Mike Berry of More Bad News from Israel (Pluto, 2011).


List of Maps vi Introduction vi Zionist Roots and the First Wave of Jewish Immigration into Palestine...1 Theodor Herzl and the Emergence of Political Zionism...3 The Second Wave of Jewish Immigration into Palestine...5 The Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate...6 American Politics and the Settlement of the Holocaust Survivors...19 The End of the Mandate...23 The United Nations Debates the Future of Palestine...24 The Unoffi cial War...28 The First Arab-Israeli War...30 Post-War Negotiations: Peace Treaties, Borders and Refugees...36 1956: The Suez Conflict...41 1967: The Six-Day War...43 Resolution 242 and the War of Attrition...52 Settlement-Building, Economic Integration and the Occupation...53 Military Occupation/Administration...59 Nationalism and the Rise of the Opposition Movements...61 1973: The October War/The Yom Kippur War...66 Confl ict in Lebanon...67 Diplomacy and the Camp David Accords...72 1982: The Invasion of Lebanon...74 1987: The First Intifada...82 The Beginning of the Oslo Process...89 The Declaration of Principles...91 The Cairo Agreement, Oslo II and the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty...95 The Netanyahu Administration...100 The Barak Administration...105 The Camp David Final-Status Talks...109 September 2000: The Second Intifada...114 The Sharon Administration...119 Notes...137 References...151 Index...158 MAPS 1. Peel Partition Plan, 1937...14 2. United Nations Partition Plan, 1947/9...26 3. The Near East After the 1967 June War...45 4. The Allon Plan, July 1967...51 5. Wye Memorandum, 1998 (Wye Accords map)...106 6. Projection of the West Bank Final Status Map, presented by Israel, Camp David, July 2000...110 7. Final Status Map presented by Israel, Taba, January 2001...118 8. The Wall in the West Bank, December 2003...128

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/09/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780745325651
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780745325651
  • weight: 191
  • ISBN10: 0745325653

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