The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951

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I.B.Tauris, 15-08-1994 - 336 trang
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Arabs and Jews describe the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948 in completely different ways. Among Arabs, and especially Palestinians, the events of that year are known as the "nakba" - the catastrophe, the trauma, the disaster. For Jews, and in particular for Israelis, their victory in the war of 1948 is a veritable miracle in which, against tremendous odds and through heroic military effort, the Jewish community succeeded in thwarting attempts by the Arab states to destroy it.

This book integrates new archival material with the findings of recent scholarship to present the reader with a comprehensive and general history of the origins and consequences of the 1948 war. The author shows, in sharp contrast to the recollections and myths of both sides, that the military events of 1948 were not decisive. The victory of the Zionist organization and the fate of the Palestinians was determined by politicians on both sides - in the discussions and decisions of the United Nations in 1947-8 and in the Arab League - long before a shot had been fired. The author argues that Israel's failure to take advantage of the genuine opportunity for peace with the Arabs at the UN-sponsored Lausanne Conference in 1949 resulted in the prolonged and tragic conflict between Israel and the Arab states still very much alive today.
  

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Eye-opening, thorough, explores multiple perspectives and challenges dominant narratives. A bit hard to get through; the writing is highly academic, factual and dry, but nonetheless it is a good book because it achieves its purpose of framing the conflict in a more nuanced and less biased light. Đọc toàn bộ bài đánh giá

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Introduction
1
UN Discussions
16
The Civil War in Palestine
47
The Making of the Refugee Problem
87
The Arab World Goes to War or Does
102
Seeking a Comprehensive Peace Count
135
The Complete Takeover and the Israeli
164
The Armistice Agreements
176
The Lausanne Conference
203
The Final Quest for Peace
244
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Ilan Pappe teaches politics at Haifa University in Israel. He has written extensively on the politics of the Middle East, and is well known for his revisionist interpretation of Israeli history and as a critic of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians. His books include The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947 1951 (1992/4) and The Israeli-Palestine Question (1999).

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