This book, first published in 1982, collects together ten studies from the journal Middle Eastern Studies. They tackle a variety of issues stemming from the conflict between Arabism and Zionism, before and after the creation of the State of Israel. Aspects of Arab- Jewish relations during the Mandate are considered, as are political decisions and diplomatic events that led to the end of the Mandate. After 1948, the diplomatic history of Israel and of the Arab-Israeli conflict are examined.
1. The Yishuv, Sir Herbert Samuel, and the Arab Question in Palestine, 1921-25 Neil Caplan 2. Arab Rebellion and Terrorism in Palestine, 1929-39: the case of Sheikh Izz al-Din al-Qassam and his Movement Shai Lachman 3. The Military Force of Islam: the Society of the Muslim Brethren and the Palestine Question, 1945-8 Thomas Mayer 4. The Arab States and Palestine Aaron S. Klieman 5. The Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry on Palestine , 145-6: the Zionist Reaction Reconsidered Joseph Heller 6. Husni al-Barazi on Arab Nationalism in Palestine Allen H. Podet 7. ‘Withdrawal Without Recommendations’: Britain’s Decision to Relinquish the Palestine Mandate, 1947 Amitzur Ilan 8. Jewish Emigration and Soviet-Arab Relations, 1954-67 Yaacov Ro’i 9. The Development of African-Israeli Relations to the Yom Kippur War: Nigeria as a Case Study Ibrahim A. Gambari 10. Integration of Arabs in an Israeli Party: the Case of Mapam, 1948-54 Yael Yishai