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4.0 out of 5 stars A formidable little book.
This is an important book in the Routledge Atlas series. It is not a book you can just sit down and read. It goes into great detail. It looks into oil supplies (pp 85,86), arms supplies (p 123.), refugees and the tortuous attempts to arrive at peace down to
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3.0 out of 5 stars Atlas of The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Recommended but there are other publications which delve into the reasons behind the conflict. If you are simply looking for a chronology, this is it.
Published on 17 Dec. 2012 by Antoine Elias Raffoul


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4.0 out of 5 stars A formidable little book., 12 April 2013
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This is an important book in the Routledge Atlas series. It is not a book you can just sit down and read. It goes into great detail. It looks into oil supplies (pp 85,86), arms supplies (p 123.), refugees and the tortuous attempts to arrive at peace down to
November 2011.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Atlas of The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 17 Dec. 2012
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Recommended but there are other publications which delve into the reasons behind the conflict. If you are simply looking for a chronology, this is it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for a Kindle, 4 Jun. 2014
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The book my be brilliant but it is unsuitable for easy use on a Kindle. I purchased, returned within minutes and am about to buy a hard copy of the same. I must emphasise my comments simply related to the Kindle Editions, not the book itself. ( I must also add that the Amazon Customer Service team were brilliant in their dealing with me about this ).
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2.0 out of 5 stars Detailed, but biased towards Israel., 1 Aug. 2014
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This is not a balanced view on the tragic, ongoing conflict in between Israel-Palestine. It is heavily biased towards the Israeli point of view, which is a shame when one considers the excellent reputation of the publishers in their other works.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadfully Misrepresents the Past, 25 Nov. 2014
This review is from: The Routledge Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Routledge Historical Atlases) (Paperback)
As a postgraduate student of the Arab-Israeli conflict, if you're looking for a book that portrays impartial maps to help illustrate the story of the Arab-Israeli conflict, this is certainly not the book for you. It is written and presented in a manner so heinously biased towards the Israelis as to make a mockery of its title.

The first 50 pages, for example, fails categorically to construct a fair two-sided approach to the conflict and instead focuses solely on Palestinian atrocities (though of course the Palestinians don't exist to Gilbert who only refers to them as the Arabs) and around building a case of why Jews deserved to take the land of Palestine. This would be fine if of course the Zionists did not commit similar atrocities towards the Palestinians - which they did in the droves - and if of course he attempted to show, even remotely, why the Palestinians were angry with Jewish settlers travelling to Israel. Instead Gilbert comes across as ignorant, one-sided and quite frankly dangerous as he distorts truth into building a polemical excuse for the creation of Israel, slotting neatly into 'lets only tell half the story' school of historical thought.

This isn't surprising considering Gilbert is a committed Zionist, but the fact that Routledge continues to publish this rubbish is quite disturbing. To conclude then, if you do want a book that omits, at the minimum, half the facts, that seeks to apologise for and excuse ethnic cleansing, or are yourself a committed Zionist and want to feel rosy and warm about your history, this is the book for you.
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