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Palestinian-Israeli conflict : a very short introduction

By: Bunton, Martin (Associate Professor, University of Victoria)

Part of the Very Short Introductions series
0199603936 / 9780199603930
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18 cm 144 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)

The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history.

In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory. Adopting a fresh and original approach, each section covers a twenty-year span, to highlight the historical complexity of the conflict throughout successive decades.

Each chapter starts with an examination of the relationships among people and events that marked particular years as historical moments in the evolution of the conflict, including the 1897 Basle Congress; the 1917 Balfour Declaration and British occupation of Palestine; and the 1947 UN Partition Plan and the war for Palestine. Providing a clear and fair exploration of the main issues, Bunton explores not only the historical basis of the conflict, but also looks at how and why partition has been so difficult and how efforts to restore peace continue today.

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1FBH Israel, 1FBP Palestine, 3JJ 20th century, 3JM 21st century, HBJF1 Middle Eastern history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HBLX 21st century history: from c 2000 -, JPS International relations

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