A must read,
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This review is from: The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Paperback)
This title states it is about the Balfour Declaration. Most books on the topic focus on the drafting history and maybe a little more on the drafters. This book looks at the entire historical context and the story culminating into what has become known as the Balf.Dec. It covers even the reactions of British Muslims and details the relations between Hussain and McMahon. Schneer writes well and made the read interesting by developing the story of two parallel histories (Jewish Zionists in the UK vs Arabs in Mekka) that suddenly collided in Jerusalem - partly due to BD. For some however it might be a "turn off" that Schneer got a Jewish Book Prize for this book. I am not qualified enough to see a bias. The book has a wealth of useful information. I would strongly recommend this book - particularly to young Jewish, Muslim and Palestine activists who are usually interested in the topic. It is a must read.