Author(s): Tony McAleavy
Tony McAleavy traces the complex history of the modern conflict between Arabs and Jews from ancient times to the present day. It explores the rise of Zionism, the persecution of Jews, the creation of the state of Israel and its impact on the Palestinian people. It also assesses the nature of the conflict in the second half of the twentieth century - the rise of the PLO, the wars between the Arabs and Israelis, the role of the superpowers and recent attempts to achieve a peaceful settlement. The book meets the requirements of the new Modern World History courses and is particularly suitable for use with the MEG and SEG syllabuses.
The conflict today; Palestine and the Jews - from biblical to modern times; The rise of Zionism; Nazi Germany and the foundation of Israel; The first Arab-Israeli War; The origins of the Palestinian refugee problem; The Suez crisis and the Sinai campaign; Review: the early days of the Israeli-Palesinian conflict; 1967 - the Six Day War; Yom Kippur; The PLO; Peace with Egypt, war in Lebanon; Israel - a divided society?; Israel and the superpowers; The Intifada and the 1993 peace agreement; Review: Israel and the Palestinians since 1967.