Wellknown books, especially by israels new historians, have made a big. The inside story of the fight for middle east peace, by dennis ross. The plo recognizes the right of the state of israel to exist in peace and security. Though palestinians are sometimes mentioned as a destabilizing force, most books ignore the fact that king hussein crushed the plo revolt in jordan and sparked the palestinian exodus to lebanon. The chapter on the plo illustrates how the organization evolved away from radicalism but remained the main representative party. The israeli army papers that show what ariel sharon hid from the cabinet in the first lebanon war. This timeline of the israelipalestinian conflict lists events from 1948 to the present. What is a good nonpartisan book about the history of. This compilation of facts is proof of the long history of. This book is a readers digest version of israels history, highlighting. Also included are biographies of keyplayers and additional articles. It was founded in response to a number of factors, including the growing salience of the palestine question in interarab politics. Since its establishment in 1948, the state of israel has fought eight recognized wars, two palestinian intifadas, and a series of armed conflicts in the broader arabisraeli conflict.
Unlike the wars in 1948, 1967, or 1973, israel was unequivocally engaged in what begin called a war of choice. Securocrats came to regret the assassination of the plo military chief abu jihad in tunis. The israelipalestinian conflict emerged from intercommunal violence in mandatory palestine between palestinian jews and arabs, often described as the background to the israelipalestinian conflict. Kerry needs to urgently determine if there is any consensus between israel, the plo and the arab league on the history and geography of palestine. Israel is a small and relatively young country, but its turbulent history has placed it squarely at the centre of the world stage for most of this century. In this indepth account of its ideology, strategy, and tactics, its relationship to other arab states, and its confrontations with israel, barry ruin documents how the plo was transformed from a revolutionary organization into the administrator of its own territory. The conflict in its modern phase evolved since the declaration of the state of israel on may 14, 1948. The example of the plos terrorist campaign against israel demonstrates that terrorism is unlikely to be an effective tool to achieve political goals. This is a timeline of israeli history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in israel and its predecessor states. Palestine liberation organization oxford islamic studies. For two millennia the jews, dispersed all over the world, prayed for a return to zion. There, a significant part of the nations long history was enacted, of which the first thousand years are recorded in the bible.
Israelpalestine history modern, jewish history, books. Utilizing the stories of various israelis, journalist ari shavit weaves together a powerful portrait of israels history. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. Created in 1964 during the arab league summit in cairo, the plos originallystated goal was the liberation of palestine through armed struggle while seeking to destroy the existence of zionism in the middle east. Discover librarianselected research resources on plo palestine liberation.
Closely coordinated with maronite forces, israels invasion soon devolved from being a limited incursion to a summerlong siege against the plos stronghold in west beirut. Abbas and his international supporters claim that only israel with the united states stands in the way of this act of historical justice, which. Shimon golans book on the military and political decisions in 1982 offers no major revelations but sheds light on the wars goals and the leaders who stood behind them. Part of a series called contesting the past, this evenhanded study is by a canadian academic who has spent his whole career researching and teaching the history of the israelpalestine conflict. In firm conviction thereof, i would like to confirm the following plo commitments. The united states, the palestine liberation organization, and the making of the postcold war order paul thomas chamberlin isbn. The organizations initial goals were to unite various arab groups and create a liberated palestine in israel. No grand conspiracy, no machiavellian political connections plo tiesplease. List of books and articles about hamas online research. Revolution until victory the politics and history of the. Under the nixon doctrine, israel and iran were to be the guardians of the gulf, and after the fall of.
This book is a readers digest version of israel s history, highlighting her wars and military conflicts. Begin again turned to lebanon, where he was determined to defeat the plo. Drawing on interviews, historical documents, diaries, and his own familys history, shavit gives a frank and deeply personal take on the state of israel and its. The history of the state of palestine describes the creation and evolution of the state of. The birthplace of the jewish people is the land of israel eretz yisrael. Ross is a former lead negotiator on israelipalestinian issues for. The plo and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. In july 1981, fearing an israelisyrian clash in lebanon, the united states had brokered an ambiguous ceasefire, during which the plo continued to amass heavy arms. Books to understand the israel palestine conflict as one of the most contentious and controversial relationships in the world, the israel palestine conflict has found its way into the headlines for various reasons over the last few decades.
Plo palestine liberation organization palestine liberation organization composed of various guerrilla groups and political factions, the plo is dominated by al fatah, the largest group, whose leader, yasir arafat, was chairman of the plo from 1969 to 2004 and established palestinian control over the organization. This is what is written about this book in amazon from time immemorial. A grand strategy for america in the middle east, by kenneth m. Most of the jews were forced by the romans into the diaspora exile after the destruction. Israeli history israeli settlements middle east history arabisraeli conflict. Hamas opposed the 1993 accord between israel and the palestine liberation organization plo, which granted palestinians gradual limited autonomy in the gaza strip and the west bank and called for complete israeli withdrawal from both areas.
Plo ambassador areikat on hamas, palestinian recognition of israel by. Ronen bergmans revealing book lays bare mossads kill operations. The palestine liberation organization continues to exert considerable influence in middle eastern politics. Prime minister, the signing of the declaration of principles marks a new era in the history of the middle east. In the face of israels domination of the region after 1967 the war and occupation of the west bank pushed nearly 400,000 more palestinians into jordan many palestinians lost faith in the machinations of arab regimes and began to. The rise and fall of the palestine liberation organization 2nd edition. The politics and history of the plo selection of the history book club barry rubin. Revolution until victory the politics and history of the plo barry.
A gaza doctors journey on the road to peace and human dignity by izzeldin abuelaish, pa. All items activism apartheid culture and society edward said gaza history international law introductions to the conflict israel israel lobby jerusalem memoirs occupation palestine palestine and israel palestinian politics peace process political economy politicspolicy refugees reporting travel guides u. Israelpalestine history, middle eastern history, books. Anziskas book, a genealogy of a nonevent, describes the international, multiparty effort that has gone into preventing a resolution to the conflict between israel and palestine. Caplan provides a brisk and balanced account of it. The palestine liberation organization, or plo, was first founded in 1964 during a summit in cairo, egypt. Books on the israel palestine conflict 291 books goodreads.
List of books and articles about plo palestine liberation. This is the best and clearest political and historical analysis. American academic association for peace in the middle east, 1977. Israels demonstration of its military prowess in 1967 confirmed its status as a strategic asset, as did its moves to prevent syrian intervention in jordan in 1970 in support of the plo. The effectiveness of terrorism as a political tool. If you are interested in a factual book written by someone non partisan then look no further than this book here. Composed of various guerrilla groups and political factions, the plo is dominated by al fatah, the largest group, whose leader, yasir arafat, was chairman of the plo from 1969 to 2004 and established palestinian control over the organization. Rewriting history in textbooks jewish virtual library. While this was not seen by israel as a significant moderation of plo policy, the. Israel and the plo the former bbc middle east correspondent, tim llewellyn, looks back at the history of israel. Timeline of the israelipalestinian conflict wikipedia. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The secret history of israels targeted assassinations.
This is a list of wars involving the state of israel. Palestine liberation organization plo, coordinating council for palestinian organizations, founded 1964 by egypt and the arab league and initially controlled by egypt. Interlink books, 1998 israel, the palestinians and the permanent status issues. Cautioned by haig not to attack unless there was an internationally recognized provocation, begin ordered the. The fundamental belief that security can only come from a state is critical to understanding two new books on israel and palestine, seth anziskas preventing palestine, and tareq baconis hamas contained. Palestine liberation organization the palestine liberation organization plo was established in 1964 in jerusalem. Israel is the only country in the world that has the same name, is located in the same land and speaks the same language as it did 3,000 years ago.
Similarly, abramowitzs world history for a global age says israel accused the plo of using lebanon as a base. This meticulous and indepth book chronicles the evolution of the palestine liberation organization ploone of the most powerful and influential terrorist organizations in modern middle eastern politics and world affairs. The united states, the palestine liberation organization, and the making of the postcold war order. Revolution until victory the politics and history of the plo. The origins of the arabjewish conflict over palestine.
Yasser arafat, first president of the palestinian authority 19962004, chairman of the palestinian liberation organization plo, and leader of fatah. The book also features a photo of khalidi helping out at a plo press briefing at the commodore hotel, beirut, at least according to the. The plo is now almost a government in gaza and the west bank. In 1993 he led the plo to a historic peace agreement with israeli prime minister yitzhak rabin and the israeli government. To begin, this paper will undertake a brief overview of the plo, its history, and its. Israel and the plo signed the oslo i accord in washington, d. To read about the background to these events, see history of israel. The palestine liberation organization plo is undoubtedly one of the most infamous terrorist organizations around the world.680 1035 1030 1162 478 644 1021 421 797 1234 192 760 464 1453 7 549 909 114 236 314 287 1437 89 502 1113 1411 886 1040 1027 326 427 347 1324 122 552 16 1364 170 931 1246 372