This work is the first major compendium to both document and explain the Palestinian people and their demands. It is an authoritative collection delving deeply into the complexities and ramifications of the central problem in the Middle East conflict. Prepared by specialists in the field of Middle Eastern affairs, the work covers Jews and Arabs in Palestine in a historical context, followed by discussion of the sociological and political aspects of Palestinian Arab nationalism. The volume also offers a balanced appraisal of Israeli views of the Palestinian problem and materials covering the guerrilla and political programs of the Palestinians.This work is a fundamental contribution to the study of terrorism in a modern context. Completing the volume are a series of maps, charts, and listings of terrorists acts.