Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations

Avi Shlaim


Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations

Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations

  • Title: Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations
  • Author: Avi Shlaim
  • ISBN: 9781844673667
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover



Avi Shlaim, one of the world s foremost experts on the Israel Palestine conflict, reflects with characteristic rigour and readability on a range of key issues and personalities From the 1917 Balfour Declaration to the failure of the Oslo peace process, from the 1948 War to the 2008 invasion of Gaza, Israel and Palestine places current events in their proper historical peAvi Shlaim, one of the world s foremost experts on the Israel Palestine conflict, reflects with characteristic rigour and readability on a range of key issues and personalities From the 1917 Balfour Declaration to the failure of the Oslo peace process, from the 1948 War to the 2008 invasion of Gaza, Israel and Palestine places current events in their proper historical perspective It assesses the impact of key political and intellectual figures, including Yasir Arafat and Ariel Sharon, Edward Said and Benny Morris It also re examines the United States influential role in the conflict, and explores the many missed opportunities for peace and progress in the region Clear eyed and meticulous, Israel and Palestine is an essential tool for understanding the fractured history and future prospects of Israel Palestine.


Recent Comments "Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations"

Shlaim is the author of The Iron Wall, Israel and the Arab World, and one of the major “new” historians who used Israeli source documents to challenge some simple assumptions about Israel as an innocent actor in the Middle East, the lone democracy and lone party willing to seek peace with its hostile neighbors. Among the givens challenged: that Palestine was a land without people prior to Jewish immigration, that during the first Arab-Israeli war Palestinians abandoned on their own or at the [...]

This is my first serious reading foray on the Israeli Palestinian issue. As such, I do not feel I can confidently compare or contrast it to any other work. However, the writing was accessible; the issues were well outlined in the various sections. The subject matter is bleak. If anything, that was the challenge from this book to the reader, to continue to read a story with no positive end in sight. The diversity of opinions and personalities included by the author grant a larger view of the issu [...]

Reviewed by The Independent, The Guardian

A cleverly chronologically organized set of book reviews representing a critical view of the Arab-Israeli conflict. In addition to being a rich source of literature review for any Middle Eastern studies researcher.

Very analytical. The compare and contrast of views taken by other historian adds to this book resourcefulness. Easy to say, this book is for beginners who want to understand the events that lead to the israel-palestine crisis today

Important book to understanding the role of the Palestinans and the Israelis in the current lack of peaceful resolution.


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