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Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Essential Reference Guide by Priscilla Roberts

By Priscilla Roberts

The Arab-Israeli clash continues to be some of the most contentious in glossy historical past, one with repercussions that extend some distance past the center East. This quantity describes and explains an important international locations, humans, occasions, and companies that play or have performed an element within the clash. Chronological insurance starts with the Israeli warfare of Independence in 1948 and extends to the current day. A one-stop reference, the consultant deals a entire assessment essay, in addition to viewpoint essays through major students who discover such broadly debated concerns because the usa' help for Israel and historical rights to Palestine.

Important fundamental resource records, akin to the UN answer at the Partition of Palestine and the Camp David Accords, are incorporated and positioned into context. additional perception into drivers of battle and peace within the center East are supplied via biographies of significant political leaders like Menachem commence, Golda Meir, Yasser Arafat, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Anwar Sadat.

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