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The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Third Edition (Studies in Contemporary History)

The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Third Edition (Studies in Contemporary History)
Author: T. G. Fraser
ISBN 13: 9780230004696
ISBN 10: 230004695
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2007-11-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $42.95

Fraser (provost, U. of Ulster) examines the historical background of this enduring conflict, clearly describing the events that have led to a present marked by suicide bombings and reprisals. He begins by describing the legacies of the First and Second World Wars, the Holocaust, and American Jewish support for the creation of the state of Israel, the partition of Palestine, and the first Arab-Israeli war. He then describes how Suez and Egypt figure in the conflict, and how the region passed from war to war in what seemed to be a never- ending procession. He follows efforts at diplomacy from the viewpoint of various administrations, including those of the US and Egypt, and the impact of the Yom Kippur War. He examines the role of the PLO and the summits and conferences that did or did not include it, from Camp David, to Clinton's last-ditch efforts in the closing days of his presidency, to the Bush-Baker initiatives. He closes in this second edition with a new chapter on events and trends from 1994 onwards, including how the new terrorism and proactive responses have affected Arab-Israeli relations. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Fraser (history, U. of Ulster) traces the complex path toward the Israeli-PLO accord, and sets out the basic arguments of the Israelis and Arabs. He discusses the origins of the conflict, the partition of Palestine and the creation of Israel, the five wars over the territory, and US intervention in the peace process from President Carter through President Clinton. Includes a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)