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Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951

Ilan Pappe


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PUBLISHED: 18th December 2014
ISBN: 9781780764924
ANNOTATION:
The first comprehensive account of the formation of the state of Israel and the 1948 war, based on newly opened archival material.
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  • Paperback
    $60.01
PUBLISHED: 18th December 2014
ISBN: 9781780764924
ANNOTATION:
The first comprehensive account of the formation of the state of Israel and the 1948 war, based on newly opened archival material.

Annotation

The first comprehensive account of the formation of the state of Israel and the 1948 war, based on newly opened archival material.

Publisher Description

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.

In this book Ilan Pappe 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. He 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. Pappe 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.

Author Biography

Ilan Pappe is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. His many books include "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" and, most recently, "Gaza in Crisis" (with Noam Chomsky). He writes for, among others, the "Guardian" and the "London Review of Books".

Table of Contents

Preface Preface to the Paperback Edition Introduction

The Diplomatic Battle

The Civil War in Palestine

The Making of the Refugee Problem

The Arab World Goes to War, or Does it?

Seeking a Comprehensive Peace

The Complete Takeover and the Israeli Struggle against Bernadotte's Legacy

The Armistice Agreements

From Mediatiion to Conciliation : The Establishment of the Palestine Conciliation Commission

The Lausanne Conference

The Final Quest for Peace

Conclusion Notes Bibliography

Review

[A]ny one looking for an authoritative account of 1948... should go straight to this book. Yezi Sayigh, Middle East International 'Pappe has added significantly to our understanding of a formative period in the making of the Arab-Israeli conflict' Avi Shlaim, London Review of Books 'This is an important bookand especiallyrelevant to the current process of Arab Issraeli negotiations.' Leonard Goren, International Affairs

Product Details

Author
Ilan Pappe
ISBN-10
1780764928
ISBN-13
9781780764924
Media
Book
Publisher
I B TAURIS
Language
English
Short Title
MAKING OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CON
Pages
352
Residence
IS
Year
2014
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publication Date
2014-12-18
Format
Paperback