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Israel/Palestine

Author: Alan Dowty
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"In this ... [book] ... Dowty demystifies the conflict by pitting it in broad historical perspective, identifying its roots, and tracing its evolution up to the current impasse. [He] offers an analytic framework for understanding transformations over time, and in doing so, punctures the myths of an "age-old" conflict with an unbridgeable gap between the two sides. ..."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Dowty
ISBN: 9780745656120 0745656129 9780745656113 0745656110
OCLC Number: 794981073
Description: x, 311 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : two worlds collide: Dispelling myths ; Defining the conflict ; The setting : Ottoman Palestine --
The Jewish story : a fossilized relic?: The theme of persecution ; "Come, let us go" ; Herzl and the Second Aliyah ; First encounters --
The Arab story: The glory of Islam ; The rise of the West ; Palestine and Palestinism ; First encounters ; The debut of Arab nationalism --
The emergence of Israel: The British Mandate ; A mischievous pretence? ; Holocaust and partition ; The War of Independence/An-Nakba : the second stage of the conflict ; Nasser and nationalism --
The re-emergence of the Palestinians: The war that no one wanted? ; The peculiar legacy of 1967 ; The decade of Sadat : entering the third stage of the conflict ; The Lebanese tangle ; Shaking things up : the first intifada --
The first pass at peace: The Oslo breakthrough ; The rocky road to peace ; What went wrong? ; The roof falls in --
The fourth stage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The end of the Arafat era ; Israel turns to unilateralism ; A turning point : ideology prevails ; Palestinian unilateralism --
The impasse that remains: The end of the two-state solution? ; Territory and settlements ; Jerusalem ; Security issues ; Refugees ; A general prognosis --
The perfect conflict: Right against right? ; A practical solution ; Building foundations : extremists and illusions ; Reflections.
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