The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951


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Preface Preface to the Paperback Edition Introduction The Diplomatic Battle The Civil War in Palestine The Making of the Refugee Problem The Arab World Goes to War, or Does it? Seeking a Comprehensive Peace The Complete Takeover and the Israeli Struggle against Bernadotte's Legacy The Armistice Agreements From Mediatiion to Conciliation : The Establishment of the Palestine Conciliation Commission The Lausanne Conference The Final Quest for Peace Conclusion Notes Bibliography

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Describes the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948 in different ways. This book integrates archival material with the findings of scholarship to present the reader with a comprehensive and general history of the origins and consequences of the 1948 war.

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Ilan Pappe is one of Israel's most prominent historians. Having taught for many years at the University of Haifa, he is now Chair of History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of numerous books, including 'The Modern Middle East' and 'The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict' (IB Tauris), and is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.


[A]ny one looking for an authoritative account of 1948... should go straight to this book. Yezi Sayigh, Middle East International 'Pappe has added significantly to our understanding of a formative period in the making of the Arab-Israeli conflict' Avi Shlaim, London Review of Books 'This is an important bookand especiallyrelevant to the current process of Arab Issraeli negotiations.' Leonard Goren, International Affairs

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