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The Origins of the Arab Israeli Wars : Origins of Modern Wars - Ritchie Ovendale

The Origins of the Arab Israeli Wars

Origins of Modern Wars

Paperback Published: 15th April 2004
ISBN: 9780582823204
Number Of Pages: 400

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This highly-regarded history gives a balanced and judicious introduction to this immensely complex and controversial subject, weaving different strands of the story into a single coherent narrative, thus making it essential reading for all students studying conflict in the Middle East. Of all the troubles affecting the modern world few are as topical, deep rooted and intractable as the Arab-Israeli conflict. For this region, an understanding of the past is vital to an understanding of the present. Ritchie OvendaleAs classic study of the roots of the conflict is now updated for a fourth time and considers events until 2003.

Industry Reviews

`Ovendale does an admirable job of making sense of these diverse currents, and turns the history of the conflict into a coherent, readable narrative.'

The Economist

`Although Ritchie Ovendale's book is short, it is extremely well documented...If one wants to understand the origins of the Arab-Israeli wars, one must read this brief book.'

Hatem I. Hussaini, American-Arab Affairs

List of Mapsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Author's Note on Arab and Hebrew Namesp. xii
Mapsp. xiii
'The Jewish State' versus 'the Arab Awakening'p. 1
The rise of anti-Semitism in modern Europep. 2
The origins of Zionismp. 3
'The Arab Awakening'p. 9
Two Pledges and the Origins of a Conflictp. 17
The de Bunsen reportp. 22
The Hussein-McMahon correspondencep. 23
The Sykes-Picot agreementp. 25
The Arab revolt and Lawrence of Arabiap. 28
The Balfour Declarationp. 32
The Division of the Middle East and the Roots of Warp. 44
The King-Crane Commissionp. 50
The San Remo Conferencep. 51
The Cairo Conferencep. 54
The 1922 White Paper on Palestinep. 56
The 1922 Declaration on Egyptp. 58
British Paramountcy over Arabs and Zionistsp. 65
The 'Wailing Wall' riotsp. 71
The 'Black Letter'p. 72
The ARab rebellionp. 74
The Peel Commissionp. 75
The May 1939 White Paper on Palestinep. 77
The United States and the Jewish State Movementp. 84
The Biltmore Hotel resolutionp. 85
Roosevelt and the 'Jewish Commonwealth'p. 87
Roosevelt and Ibn Saudp. 90
British assessment of American opinionp. 91
Truman and the Earl G. Harrison reportp. 96
The Anglo-American commissionp. 97
The Arab and Zionist Cases in British and American Eyesp. 104
The Morrison-Grady planp. 107
Truman's Day of Atonement speechp. 109
British strategic interests and 'trusteeship'p. 110
United Nations Special Committee on Palestinep. 114
United Nations vote for partitionp. 117
The Recognition of Israel and Warp. 127
Influences on United States policyp. 127
The First Arab-Israeli Warp. 135
The Palestinian refugee questionp. 140
Realignment and Changep. 148
Arab nationalismp. 149
The rise of Nasserp. 150
The premiership of Sharett and the return of Ben-Gurionp. 152
American preoccupations with communismp. 154
Mossadeq, Nasser and British paramountcy in the Middle Eastp. 156
The Baghdad Pactp. 160
The Aswan Dam loanp. 161
Israel's alliance with Francep. 164
The Suez-Sinai War of 1956p. 171
France, Israel, Britain and the question of 'collusion'p. 177
The American reactionp. 183
Towards the June 1967 Warp. 193
Nasser and the 'Arab Circle'p. 193
Nasser and the alienation of Western sympathiesp. 199
Israel's industrialization and military doctrinep. 202
Military and diplomatic preparations for the June 1967 Warp. 204
Attrition, and the October Warp. 213
Resolution 242p. 214
The War of Attritionp. 216
Israel and the American connectionp. 216
The Jordanian Civil Warp. 217
Sadat and Arab preparations for warp. 219
Camp David and the War in Lebanonp. 228
Kissinger's shuttle diplomacyp. 228
Ford's plans for a comprehensive Middle East peace settlementp. 231
The Lebanese Civil Warp. 232
Carter, a 'homeland' for the Palestinians, and the rise of 'political messianism' in Israelp. 233
Sadat's visit to Jerusalemp. 236
The Israeli incursion into Lebanon in 1978p. 237
Camp Davidp. 238
Israeli settlements in the occupied territoriesp. 241
'Operation Peace for Galilee'p. 243
The Palestinian Uprisingp. 253
Shamir and the Reagan administrationp. 256
The start of the intifadap. 257
The institutionalization of the intifadap. 260
The American peace planp. 261
Jordan withdraws from the West Bankp. 261
The declaration of Palestinian statehoodp. 262
The Temple Mount killingsp. 267
The Gulf Warp. 268
The Peace Processp. 274
The American-Israeli special relationshipp. 274
Islamism, the Arab states, and the aftermath of the Gulf Warp. 277
The Madrid Conferencep. 278
The Oslo Accordsp. 282
The Hebron massacrep. 284
Arafat's return to Gazap. 285
The Jordanian-Israeli peace treatyp. 286
The second phase of the Oslo Accordsp. 286
Netanyahu as Israeli Prime Ministerp. 289
The stalling of the peace processp. 290
The Wye Memorandump. 293
The Second Palestinian Uprisingp. 301
The roots of the al-Aqsa intifadap. 302
Sharon as Prime Ministerp. 308
Palestinian suicide bombingsp. 308
The Bush planp. 312
Operation Defensive Shieldp. 315
The road mapp. 318
Conclusionsp. 328
Bibliographyp. 339
Indexp. 357
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ISBN: 9780582823204
ISBN-10: 058282320X
Series: Origins of Modern Wars
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 15th April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: New edition