Preface; Introduction; SECTION I: BACKGROUND HISTORY; 1. Ancient History: Canaan-Palestine| by Todd M. Ferry; From the First Foot Falls to Rome; 2. Muhammad, Islam, and The Arab Empire; 3. The Crusades to the Ottoman Empire; SECTION II: PRE - CONFLICT; 4. Jewish Persecution and Zionism; 5. Palestine; 6. WWI to WWII; The Genesis of Conflict; SECTION III: CONFLICT; 7. 1947 - 1967; Conflict: Partition, Statehood, and the Six-Day War; 8. The 1970s to Lebanon 1982; The Continuation of the Arab-Israeli Conflict; 9. The Intifada and the Peace Process; 10. Current History; Camp David II to the Road Map; Suggested Reading; Bibliography; Index.