Palestinians and Israelis

A Short History of Conflict
The History Press Ltd
  • erschienen am 9. November 2021
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  • 272 Seiten
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What are the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Why has it proved so intractable, and what are the implications of escalating tensions for both the Middle East and the world?

The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is one of the most bitter struggles of modern times, with consequences that are felt around the globe. In this comprehensive and stimulating overview, Michael Scott-Baumann charts its history from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Adopting a unique approach, each chapter starts with a lucid explanation of the politics and ends with the personal testimony of Israelis and Palestinians whose lives have been marked by conflict. By presenting competing interpretations from both sides, Scott-Baumann examines the key flashpoints of the twentieth century. The latter part of the book focuses on the nature of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, and resistance to it, a matter at the heart of the conflict in recent decades. The result is an indispensable account for anyone seeking to understand the context behind today's headlines, including analysis of why international efforts to restore peace have continually failed.
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Michael Scott-Baumann is a graduate of Cambridge University and has an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He lives in Cheltenham and has thirty-five years' experience as a teacher and lecturer in history.
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chronology
  • List of Figures
  • 1 The Origins of the Conflict
  • Palestine Before the First World War
  • Zionism and Jewish Communities in Palestine
  • Arabs and Jews in Palestine - Neighbours or Enemies?
  • 2 The First World War and the British Mandate
  • Palestine in the First World War
  • British Intervention During the War
  • The Balfour Declaration, 1917
  • The British Mandate for Palestine
  • The Development of the Jewish Community in Palestine
  • 3 British Rule in Palestine, 1929-39
  • The Impact of British Rule on the Arabs in Palestine
  • The Development of Palestinian Nationalism in the 1930s
  • The Arab Revolt, 1936-39
  • 4 UN Partition, Israel and War, 1945-49
  • The End of the British Mandate
  • The UN Partition Plan and Civil War, 1947-48
  • Contrasting Narratives of the Palestinian Exodus
  • The War of 1948-49
  • 5 Palestinians and Israelis in the 1950s and 1960s
  • The Palestinian Diaspora
  • The Re-Emergence of Palestinian Nationalism
  • Jewish Immigration and the Economic Development of Israel
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict in the 1950s and 1960s
  • The Aftermath of the Six-Day War
  • 6 The Israeli Occupation of the Palestinian Territories
  • Israeli Occupation of the Palestinian Territories - The West Bank and Gaza
  • Settlement Building
  • 7 Palestinian Resistance from 1967 to the First Intifada in 1987
  • Fatah and the PLO
  • Terrorism and the Palestinian Struggle
  • The PLO in Lebanon
  • The First Intifada, 1987-93
  • 8 The Rise and Demise of the Oslo Peace Process, 1993-2000
  • The Road to Oslo
  • The Oslo Accords of 1993 and 1995
  • The West Bank and Gaza After Oslo
  • Camp David, 2000
  • 9 From the Second Intifada to War in Gaza, 2000-08
  • The Second Intifada, 2000-05
  • The Israeli Evacuation of Gaza, 2005
  • The Rise of Hamas
  • 10 Palestinians and Israelis in the Age of Netanyahu, 2009 to 2021
  • Netanyahu and Obama
  • War in Gaza, 2014
  • Arab Israelis and the Nation-State Law, 2018
  • President Trump's 'Deal of the Century', 2020
  • Daily Life in the Occupied Territories, 2021
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Glossary of Key Terms
  • Glossary of Key People
  • Bibliography
This book is both necessary and accessible. So many people are mystified by this never-ending Middle East conflict. Here at last is a concise and readable account of a fundamental international issue of our time, one that has implications far beyond the region where it is set -- Jon Snow, presenter of <i>Channel 4 News</i> Michael Scott-Baumann makes the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict easy to understand in this clear, straightforward and unemotional history -- John McHugo, author of <i>A Concise History of the Arabs</i> Michael Scott-Baumann's excellent book is the ideal introduction to the history of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. A masterpiece of clarity, concision and balance, and written in a lively and accessible style, it provides a lucid overview of all key aspects of this complex and extremely important story. Scott-Baumann writes with great sensitivity and insight, enabling his readers to understand the perspectives of different historical actors, and to grasp the essence of competing interpretations of key events. His judicious interpretations are carefully grounded on factual evidence, and his inclusion of many first-person testimonies, each succinctly contextualised and excellently edited, brings the complexities and costs of the conflict to life. This book should be thrust into the hands of all those in need of a brief, clear and approachable account of the historical background to this still unresolved and geopolitically critical conflict -- Professor Adam Sutcliffe, co-editor of <i>The Cambridge History of Judaism Volume VII</i> It is a high-risk venture to attempt an impartial account of the process, enabled by the British, by which the Jews gained a state in Palestine and the indigenous Palestinian Arabs were denied one. Scott-Baumann has taken that risk and succeeded with as near as it comes to a textbook history that brings us up to date with the injustice and dispossession that inform Israel and Palestine -- Tim Llewellyn, former BBC Middle East Correspondent Michael Scott-Baumann set himself the difficult challenge of writing a primer on the now over-a-century-long history of one of the most complex conflicts of modern times. Not only does he rise to the challenge, but he even manages to offer insights that go beyond conventional historical accounts -- Professor Gilbert Achcar, author of <i>The Arabs and the Holocaust</i>

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