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The iron cage : the story of the Palestinian struggle for statehood

Author: Rashid Khalidi
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2006, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of the Palestinian search to establish a state begins in the era of British control over Palestine and stretches between the two world wars, when colonial control of the region became increasingly unpopular and power began to shift toward the United States. In this crucial period, and in the years immediately following World War II, Palestinian leaders were unable to achieve the long-cherished goal of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rashid Khalidi
ISBN: 9780807003091 0807003093
OCLC Number: 164397944
Description: xlviii, 288 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Writing Middle Eastern history in a time of historical amnesia --
1. Arab society in Mandatory Palestine --
2. The Palestinians and the British mandate --
3. A failure of leadership --
4. The revolt, 1948 and afterward --
5. Fateh, the PLO, and the PA: the Palestinian para-state --
6. Stateless in Palestine --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Rashid Khalidi.
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The story of the Palestinian search to establish a state begins in the era of British control over Palestine and stretches between the two world wars, when colonial control of the region became increasingly unpopular and power began to shift toward the United States. In this crucial period, and in the years immediately following World War II, Palestinian leaders were unable to achieve the long-cherished goal of establishing an independent state--a critical failure that throws a bright light on the efforts of the Palestinians to create a state in the many decades since 1948. By frankly discussing the reasons behind this failure, Khalidi offers a much-needed perspective for anyone concerned about peace in the Middle East.--From publisher description.

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