The Palestine conflict constitutes one of the most prolonged and complex disputes of the twentieth century. It has consistently dominated Arab-Jewish relations and has in turn been affected by social, political and ideological tensions and struggles within the Arab states as well as within Israel. This book describes the influence and the functions of the Palestine conflict in the history of a modernizing Arab state.
Introduction: The Emergence of National Consciousness in Iraq 1. Faysal I and the Palestine Question 2. The Palestine Question in Iraq's Domestic Politics, 1928-35 3. Iraq's Intervention in Palestine, 1936 4. The Sulayman-Sidqi Government, 1936-37, and the Palestine Question 5. Palestine as Symbol and Political Weapon under al-Midfa'i's Government 1937-38 6. Excursus: Iraq and the Second World War 7. Nurial-Said, the Palestine Issue and Anglo-Iraqi Relations, 1939-41 8. The Rashid 'Ali Movement and the Palestine Question in Iraqi-German Relations 9. Iraq and Palestine from 1941 to the End of the War 10. Palestine and Iraqi Political and Social Tensions after the War 11. Palestine as an Iraqi Weapon in the Arab League 12. The UN Partition Resolution in Iraqi Domestic and Foreign Affairs 13. 1948: From Riots to War 14. Epilogue: Iraq and the 1948-49 War