In this fully revised third edition, Kirsten E.Schulze brings us to a new understanding of the causes, course and consequences of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Schulze analyses the dynamics of the violence and explores the numerous attempts at resolving the conflict. She traces the origins of the conflict from their first intellectual roots in the 19th century through to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 and the on-going, second Palestinian uprising and assesses why, in the cases of Israel-Egypt in 1978 and Israel-Jordan in 1994, negotiations succeeded in bringing about a lasting peace and why, in the cases of Israel, and the Palestinians, Syria and Lebanon, they failed to do so.
Written in a clear and accessible style, this fully updated second edition:
* Has a new section on the Gaza Wars since 2006
* Has a new section on the Arab Spring and the implications for Israel
* Comes up to date with the attempts at peace.
With a diverse collection of documents and a Chronology, Glossary, Guide to Further Reading, and a Who's Who summarizing the careers and contributions of the main figures, this book is absolutely vital to understanding the current Israeli-Palestinian violence and its world-wide significance.
Kirsten E. Schulze (London School of Economics UK)
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3rd Revised edition
Series: Seminar Studies
07 November 2016
Author's acknowledgements Publisher's acknowledgements Chronology Who's who Glossary Maps PART ONE BACKGROUND 1 THE ORIGINS OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT PART TWO WARS AND PEACE 2 THE 1948 WAR 3 THE 1956 SUEZ-SINAI CAMPAIGN 4 THE 1967 JUNE WAR 5 THE 1973 OCTOBER WAR 6 THE EGYPTIAN-ISRAELI PEACE PROCESS 7 THE 1982 LEBANON WAR 8 THE INTIFADA PART THREE THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS 9 FROM MADRID TO THE SECOND INTIFADA 10 ISRAEL, JORDAN, SYRIA AND LEBANON, 1994-2015 11 Gaza Wars 2006-2014 PART FOUR ASSESSMENT Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Patterns, Dynamics, Evolution and Conflict Resolution PART FIVE DOCUMENTS FURTHER READING REFERENCES INDEX
Kirsten E. Schulze is Associate Professor in International History at the London School of Economics. Her recent publications include The International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond (2014, 3rd edition, co-authored with Antony Best, Jussi Hanhimaki and Joseph A. Maiolo) and The Jews of Lebanon: Between Coexistence and Conflict (2008, 2nd edition), as well as articles on Israeli-Lebanese relations in the 1950s, Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon and the al-Aqsa Intifada.
Reviews for The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Third Edition
Kirsten Schulze has produced a comprehensive and concise account that is highly recommended. The Arab-Israeli Conflict provides a sweeping overview from the origins of Zionism and Arab nationalism to Israel's 2014 invasion of Gaza and the stalled peace process. Written in an engaging and accessible style with maps, key documents, and a glossary of terms, it is an ideal text for introductory and advanced undergraduate courses. Osamah Khalil, Syracuse University, USA Complete with appropriately selected documents, maps, a chronology and a handy who's who guide, Kirsten Schulze has delivered a comprehensive yet precise, balanced and digestible guide to the history of the Arab-Israeli Conflict from the rise of Zionism to the rise and fall of the peace process as well as more recent conflagrations. Essential reading for students of history, politics, Middle Eastern Studies and conflict resolution. Simon Waldman, King's College London, UK