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The Israel/Palestine Question

A Reader, 2nd Edition

Edited by Ilan Pappé


304 pages

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Paperback: 9780415410953
pub: 2007-06-28
Hardback: 9780415410960
pub: 2007-06-28

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In this second edition of The Israel/Palestine Question, Ilan Pappé showcases some of the most recent areas of scholarly interest in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Including only works which challenge previous conceptions and paradigms, Ilan Pappé emphasizes a number of recent developments in the conventional historiography.

All the chapters in this edition are written by Israeli or Palestinian scholars, illustrating how much the desire to revisit the history of the conflict comes from historians belonging to the conflicting parties. The book also presents work influenced by wider historiographical developments, for instance the current interdisciplinary drive, as well as a sceptical view of elite historical narratives and the rise of non-elite history.

This edition includes:

  • revisionist views on the formation of Palestine
  • revised sections on the history of the 1948 war and the experiences of Palestinians in Israel
  • a new section on women’s history.

With a fully updated introduction, Ilan Pappé's timely anthology is a stimulating guide to the complex history and politics of the Middle East.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: New Historiographical Orientation in the Research on the Palestine Question Part 1: The History of Palestine Rediscovered 2. Rediscovering Ottoman Palestine: Writing Palestinians into History3. The Rise of the Sanjak of Jerusalem in the Late Nineteenth CenturyPart 2: The Origins of Zionism in Palestine Reconsidered 4. The Colonization Perspective in Israeli Sociology5. Zionism and Colonialism: A Comparative ApproachPart 3: The New History of 1948 6. Revisiting the UNGA Partition Resolution 7. Historical Truth, Modern Historiography, and Ethical Obligations: The Challenge of the Tantura Case8. The Debate about 1948Part 4: Women's History 9. Minor Marriages and Khiyar Al-Bulugh in Ottoman Palestine: A Note on Women's Strategies in a Patriarchal Society 10. From Salons to the Popular Committees: Palestinian Women, 1919–89 Part 5: The Palestinians in Israel 11. Crime and Legal Control: The Israeli Arab Population during the Military Government Period (1948–66) 12. Palestinian in Israel Under the Israeli 'Ethnocratic' Regime 13. Present Absentees and Indigenous Resistance

About the Editor

Ilan Pappé is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science, at the University of Haifa. His publications include Britain and the Arab–Israeli Conflict (1988), The Making of the Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1947–51 (1994), History of Modern Palestine (2003) and The Modern Middle East (Routledge, 2005).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Middle East / Israel