The Arab-Israeli conflict is one of the greatest threats to world peace today. Yet for all the importance and passion of this conflict very little is actually known about the story behind the headlines. Behind each confrontation and each act of terrorism is a long and deep story. This primer on the Arab-Israeli conflict, first published in 1989, examines the real stories behind the conflict and separates fact from fable. By carefully documenting, each claim and counter-claim, many widely-held beliefs are unmasked as myths.
Table of Contents
1. The Palestinians 2. Why Did the Palestinians Leave? 3. The Palestinian Refugees 4. The Palestinian State and the ‘Miracle of Israel’ 5. Terror: Israel and the PLO 6. Israel and Democracy 7. Zionism, Racism and Anti-Semitism 8. Do Palestinians in Israel Have Equal Rights? 9. The West Bank and Gaza 10. Israel and Peace 11. Did the United Nations Create Israel? 12. Have the Arabs Started All the Wars? 13. Is Jordan Palestine? 14. The Balfour Declaration 15. The Bible, Palestine and the Jews 16. The Jews’ Historic Right to Palestine 17. Arabs and Jews