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A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

7th Edition

By Ian J. Bickerton, Carla L. Klausner


560 pages

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Concise and comprehensive, A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict presents balanced, impartial, and well-illustrated coverage of the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The authors identify and examine the issues and themes that have characterized and defined the conflict over the past century tying in a twenty-first century perspective. The seventh edition exposes readers to recent events in the Middle East. Altering relations between Israel and neighboring states, political and religious uncertainty as a result of the Arab Spring and the increased scrutiny of Iran's nuclear program are explored in this updated edition.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Palestine in the Nineteenth Century

Palestine under the Ottoman Empire

The Arabs of Palestine

Jews in Nineteenth-Century Palestine

The Birth of Modern Zionism

The Jewish and Arab Communities of Palestine on the Eve of World War I

Chapter 2. Palestine During the Mandate

The Hussein–McMahon Correspondence

The Sykes–Picot Agreement

The Balfour Declaration

Postwar Settlement

The Mandates

Land, Immigration, and White Papers

Chapter 3.World War II, Jewish Displaced Persons, and the Partition of Palestine

The Holocaust

Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust

The United States, American Jews, and Palestine to 1945

Palestine After World War II

The Displaced Persons and Palestine

Postwar British and American Policy

The Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry

Palestine Before the United Nations

UNSCOP Majority Report

The United States and the Partition Proposal

UNGA Approves the Partition of Palestine

Arab and Jewish Response to the UN Partition Resolution

Partition in Doubt

Chapter 4. The proclamation of Israel and first Arab-Israeli War

Israel Declared and the War of 1948

The Palestinian Refugees

Israel: A Jewish State

The Arabs of Palestine: 1948

Chapter 5. The Conflict Widens: Suez, 1956

The Uncertain Years, 1949–1956

Israel and the Palestinians

Israel and the Arab States

The Baghdad Pact, 1955

The Suez Crisis

Chapter 6. The Turning Point: June 1967

Israel After 1956

The Arab States After 1956

U.S.–Soviet Involvement: The Cold War and the Arms Race

Syria, the Palestinians, and the War of 1967


Chapter 7. Holy Days and Holy War: October 1973

The Palestinians and the PLO After 1967

Diplomacy, the War of Attrition, and the Rogers Plan

Détente and the Role of the Superpowers

Egypt Prepares for War

The 1973 War and its Aftermath

The Arab Embargo and the Oil Weapon

Chapter 8. The Search for Peace, 1973-1979

The Peace Process, 1973–1979

Water and the Arab–Israeli Conflict

The Camp David Accords

Chapter 9.Lebanon and the intifada


The Intifada

The Superpowers and the Peace Process

Chapter 10. The Peace of the Brace

The End of the Cold War and the Dissolution of the Soviet Union

The Gulf War

The Madrid Peace Conference

The Road to Peace

The September 1993 Israeli–PLO Accord

Chapter 11. The Peace Progress

The Gaza–Jericho Agreement Between Israel and the PLO

Peace Between Jordan and Israel

The Road to Oslo II

The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

The Israeli Elections of May 1996

Chapter 12. Collapse of the Peace Process

Peace Negotiations Stall

Internal Problems in Israel

The Wye River Memorandum

The Death of King Hussein

The Election of Ehud Barak

The Sharm al-Sheikh Memorandum

The Syrians—and Great Expectations

The Talks Continue


Camp David II

The al-Aqsa Intifada and Collapse of the Peace Process

The Election Victory of Ariel Sharon

Chapter 13. The Arab-Israeli Conflict in the post-9/11 World

Sharon Forms a New Coalition Government

September 11 and Its Aftermath

The Quartet “Road Map” to Peace

Sharon’s Unilateral Gaza Withdrawal Plan

Controversy over the Security Barrier and Targeted Killings

Death of Yasir Arafat: Mahmoud Abbas Elected President of P.A.

The Gaza Withdrawal

Chapter 14. Perilous Times: 2006-2009


Sharon Suffers Stroke

Palestinian Elections and Hamas Victory

Israeli–Hizbullah Conflict, July 2006

Gaza and the Israeli–Palestinian Situation

Hamas Gains Control of the Gaza Strip, June 2007

The Annapolis Conference, November 2007

Olmert–Abbas Discussions

The Gaza War of 2008–2009

New Directions in U.S. Policy

The Goldstone Report

Israeli Temporary Settlement Freeze

Chapter 15. Dramatic Events: 2010-2013


Diplomatic Initiatives

The Arab Spring and Its Repercussions

Political Developments among the Palestinian Factions and in Israel and Egypt

The November, 2012 Israel–Gaza Clash


The Changing Character of the Arab–Israeli Conflict

Outstanding Issues in the Conflict

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / Israel
HISTORY / Middle East / General
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century