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Pub. Date: 2010-11-08
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With characteristic rigor and readability, Avi Shlaim reflects on a rangeof key issues, transformations and personalities in the Israel-Palestineconflict. From the 1917 Balfour Declaration to the failure of the Oslo peaceprocess, from the 1948 War to the 2008 invasion of Gaza, Israel and Palestine places current events in their proper historical perspective. Shlaim assessesthe impact of key political and intellectual figures, including Yasir Arafatand Ariel Sharon, Edward Said and Benny Morris; he also re-examinesthe United Statesrs" influential role in the conflict, and explores the manymissed opportunities for peace and progress in the region. Unflinching andmeticulous, this is an essential tool for understanding the fractured historyand future prospects of Israel-Palestine.

Author Biography

Avi Shlaim is a Fellow of St. Anthony’s College and a professor of international relations at the University of Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2006. His books include Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace; War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History; The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World; and Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations. He lives in Oxford.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Chronologyp. xvii
Mapsp. xxii
1948 and After
The Balfour Declaration and its Consequencesp. 3
The Civil War in Palestinep. 25
The Rise and Fall of the All-Palestine Government in Gazap. 37
Did They Leave or Were They Pushed?p. 54
Husni Zaim and the Plan to Resettle Palestinian Refugees in Syriap. 62
All the Differencep. 77
Israel's Dirty Warp. 84
The Struggle for Jordanp. 93
Abu Nidal, Abu Shmidalp. 104
Sleepless Afternoonsp. 114
To Oslo and Beyond
The Face that Launched a Thousand MiGsp. 123
Arab Nationalism and its Discontentsp. 128
Israel and the Gulfp. 141
Changing Places: The Madrid Peace Conferencep. 152
Prelude to the Oslo Accord: Likud, Labour and the Palestiniansp. 168
The Rise and Fall of the Oslo Peace Processp. 187
Woman of the Yearp. 210
Overtaken by Eventsp. 224
The Likud in Power: The Historiography of Revisionist Zionismp. 235
Capital Follyp. 253
The Breakdown of the Peace Process
The Lost Stepsp. 263
George W. Bush and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflictp. 277
Ariel Sharon's War Against the Palestiniansp. 285
Palestine and Iraqp. 296
Israel's War Against Hamas: Rhetoric and Realityp. 307
His Royal Shyness: King Hussein and Israelp. 321
Edward Said and the Palestine Questionp. 343
Four Days in Sevillep. 357
Benny Morris and the Betrayal of Historyp. 361
Free Speech? Not for Critics of Israelp. 366
Notesp. 373
Acknowledgementsp. 381
Indexp. 383
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