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From the Back Cover
The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Kirsten E. Schulze
In this fully revised new edition, Kirsten Schulze brings us to a new understanding of the causes, course and consequences of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Schulze analyses the dynamics of the violence and explores the numerous attempts at resolving the conflict. She assesses why, in the cases of Israel-Egypt in 1978 and Israel-Jordan in 1994, negotiations succeeded in bringing about a lasting peace and why, in the cases of Israel, and the Palestinians, Syria and Lebanon, they failed to do so. Written in a clear and accessible style, this fully updated second edition:
· Traces the origins of the conflict from their first intellectual roots in the 19th century.
· Examines the actions and aims of the competing nationalist movements during the period of the British Mandate which led to the creation of the state of Israel.
· Outlines and analyses each of the Arab-Israeli conflicts from the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 to the 2006 Lebanon war and the on-going, second Palestinian uprising
With a diverse collection of documents and a Chronology, Glossary, Guide to Further Reading, and a Whos Who summarizing the careers and contributions of the main figures, this book is absolutely vital to understanding the current Israeli-Palestinian violence, the intra-Palestinian rift between Hamas and Fatah, and why the Arab-Israeli conflict has become the centre of Muslim politics, both violent and non-violent, across the world.
Kirsten E. Schulze
is senior lecturer in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics. Her recent publications include Israels Covert Diplomacy in Lebanon
(1997) and The Jews of Lebanon: Between Coexistence and Conflict
(2004) as well as articles on Israeli-Lebanese relations in the 1950s, Israels 1982 invasion of Lebanon, and the al-Aqsa Intifada.