The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History

The Arab Israeli Conflict A History Whether filtered through the news the film industry or the classroom the Arab Israeli conflict has become a pervasive and often misinterpreted subject on our contemporary cultural landscape In this

  • Title: The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History
  • Author: David W. Lesch
  • ISBN: 9780195172300
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • Whether filtered through the news, the film industry, or the classroom, the Arab Israeli conflict has become a pervasive and often misinterpreted subject on our contemporary cultural landscape In this compelling text, David W Lesch, a widely respected scholar and commentator on modern Middle Eastern politics, presents the most balanced and accessible account of the conWhether filtered through the news, the film industry, or the classroom, the Arab Israeli conflict has become a pervasive and often misinterpreted subject on our contemporary cultural landscape In this compelling text, David W Lesch, a widely respected scholar and commentator on modern Middle Eastern politics, presents the most balanced and accessible account of the conflict to date The Arab Israeli Conflict puts forth a variety of perspectives along with concise and informative analyses to enable and encourage students to form their own educated opinions about complex and controversial issues.Challenging yet not overwhelming, this appealingly slim volume focuses on key information, but also incorporates pedagogical features that help to enhance and expand students understanding of the subject An extensive collection of relevant primary documents Sidebars highlighting social and cultural history A glossary of terms A chronology for quick reference Comprehensive illustrations, including 17 maps and 17 photos

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    1. My humble and amateur opinion:It is a very well written account of the conflict. The author is generally not biased towards any of the parties involved, except, I felt, to the American peace mediators (who at times are made to look like heroic missionaries).Excellent supporting documents. Well written, long, analytical statements. Clear but with substance. A good read. A few comments, however:1) The Der Yassin "incident" is definitely a "massacre" Please, we are entitled to our opinions, but not [...]

    2. This is an excellent summary of the Arab-Israeli / Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's a good place to start if you're not at all familiar with the topic, but it should be read in conjunction with other books that elaborate on specific time periods, like Segev's "One Palestine, Complete" and Oren's "Six Days of War." Also, unlike those two books, this book is, as the title implies, "A History." It's not readable in the way that Segev and Oren are. It's a huge conflict that spans almost a century, [...]

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