In this concise yet comprehensive survey, Kirsten E. Schulze analyzes the causes, course and consequences of the Arab–Israeli conflict, exploring the particular dynamics of this conflict and the numerous attempts at its resolution. Covering pivotal events ranging from the creation of the State of Israel to the first and second Lebanon Wars and the Arab Spring, the book traces the development of the conflict from its intellectual roots in the nineteenth century to the present day.
This third edition has been revised throughout to bring the text up to date
with recent events, including:
• a completely new chapter on the Gaza Wars from 2006 to 2014
• new material on the Arab Spring and its implications for Israel
• an updated discussion of the ongoing negotiations for peace.
Containing a diverse collection of primary source documents, a chronology of key dates, a glossary, a guide to further reading and a Who’s Who summarizing the careers and contributions of the main figures, this book is essential to understanding the background to and worldwide significance of the continuing violence between Israel and Palestine and is valuable reading for all students of the Arab–Israeli conflict.
Table of Contents
PART ONE BACKGROUND
1 THE ORIGINS OF THE ARAB–ISRAELI CONFLICT
PART TWO WARS AND PEACE
2 THE 1948 WAR
3 THE 1956 SUEZ–SINAI CAMPAIGN
4 THE 1967 JUNE WAR
5 THE 1973 OCTOBER WAR
6 THE EGYPTIAN–ISRAELI PEACE PROCESS
7 THE 1982 LEBANON WAR
8 THE INTIFADA
PART THREE THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
9 FROM MADRID TO THE SECOND INTIFADA
10 ISRAEL, JORDAN, SYRIA AND LEBANON, 1994–2015
11 Gaza Wars 2006-2014
PART FOUR ASSESSMENT
Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Patterns, Dynamics, Evolution and Conflict Resolution
PART FIVE DOCUMENTS
Kirsten E. Schulze is Associate Professor in International History at the London School of Economics. Her recent publications include The International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond (2014, 3rd edition, co-authored with Antony Best, Jussi Hanhimäki and Joseph A. Maiolo) and The Jews of Lebanon: Between Coexistence and Conflict (2008, 2nd edition), as well as articles on Israeli–Lebanese relations in the 1950s, Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon and the al-Aqsa Intifada.
"Kirsten Schulze has produced a comprehensive and concise account that is highly recommended. The Arab-Israeli Conflict provides a sweeping overview from the origins of Zionism and Arab nationalism to Israel’s 2014 invasion of Gaza and the stalled peace process. Written in an engaging and accessible style with maps, key documents, and a glossary of terms, it is an ideal text for introductory and advanced undergraduate courses."
Osamah Khalil, Syracuse University, USA
"Complete with appropriately selected documents, maps, a chronology and a handy who’s who guide, Kirsten Schulze has delivered a comprehensive yet precise, balanced and digestible guide to the history of the Arab-Israeli Conflict from the rise of Zionism to the rise and fall of the peace process as well as more recent conflagrations. Essential reading for students of history, politics, Middle Eastern Studies and conflict resolution."
Simon Waldman, King’s College London, UK