ENEMIES AND NEIGHBOURS

ARABS AND JEWS IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL, 1917-2017
By (author)IAN BLACK

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In Enemies and Neighbors, Ian Black, who has spent over three decades covering events in the Middle East and is currently a fellow at the London School of Economics, offers a major new history of the Arab-Zionist conflict from 1917 to today, published on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. Laying the historical groundwork in the final decades of the Ottoman era, when the first Zionist settlers arrived in the Holy Land, Black draws on a wide range of sources–from declassified documents to oral histories to his own vivid on-the-ground reporting to recreate the major milestones in the most polarizing conflict of the modern age, and from both sides. In the third year of World War I, the seed was planted for an inevitable clash: Jerusalem governor Izzat Pasha surrendered to British troops and foreign secretary Lord Balfour issued a fateful document promising the establishment of “a national home for the Jewish people.” The chronicle takes us through the Arab rebellion of the 1930s; the long shadow of the Nazi Holocaust; the war of 1948 culminating in Israel’s independence and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe); the “cursed victory” of the Six-Day War of 1967 and the Palestinian re-awakening; the first and second Intifadas; the Oslo Accords; and other failed peace negotiations and continued violence up to 2017.
ISBN: 9780241004425 AUTHOR: IAN BLACK

ISBN: 9780241004425
Publisher: ALLEN LANE
Subtitle: ARABS AND JEWS IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL, 1917-2017

Author: IAN BLACK

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9780241004425

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2017

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605

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Ian Black was a British journalist and author focusing on international political issues

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