Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Documentary and Reference Guide, 1st Edition

  • Priscilla Roberts
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  • ISBN-10: 1440843910
  • ISBN-13: 9781440843914
  • DDC: 956.0423
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 350 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Covering the Arab-Israeli conflict from its origins to the present, this valuable resource traces the evolution of this ongoing, seemingly unresolvable dispute through a wide array of primary source documents.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Documentary and Reference Guides.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Reader’s Guide to Related Documents.
1: The Origins.
2: Excerpts from Theodor Herzl, The Jewish State.
3: Declaration of the First Zionist Congress.
4: Neguib Azouri, Program of the League of the Arab Fatherland.
5: Letter from Sir Henry McMahon to Hussein ibn Ali.
6: Sykes-Picot Agreement.
7: King Hussein of Hejaz, Proclamation of War.
8: The Balfour Declaration.
9: Council of the League of Nations, British Mandate for Palestine.
10: Biltmore Declaration.
11: Pact of the League of Arab States.
12: United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181, Future Government of Palestine.
13: The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel.
14: U.S. Recognition of Israel.
15: Arab League, Statement.
16: United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 (III), Palestine: Progress Report of the United Nations Mediator.
17: Israeli Law of Return.
18: The 1950s and 1960s.
19: Egyptian Law Nationalizing the Suez Canal Company.
20: Sir Anthony Eden, Statement on the Anglo-French Communications to Egypt and Israel.
21: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Developments in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
22: David Ben-Gurion, Speech to the Knesset.
23: Nikita Khrushchev, “We Will Bury You,” Reported in London Times.
24: U.S. State Department, Statement on Withdrawal of British and French Forces from Egypt.
25: The Eisenhower Doctrine.
26: Judgment, Criminal Case No. 40/61, Trial of Adolf Eichmann, District Court of Jerusalem, Israel.
27: Palestine Liberation Organization, Draft Constitution [Excerpt].
28: Declaration of Second Arab Summit Conference.
29: Address of Gamal Abdel Nasser to the Egyptian National Assembly.
30: Abba Eban, Speech to the United Nations Security Council.
31: Lyndon B. Johnson, Statement on Principles for Peace.
32: Protection of Holy Places Law.
33: Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, Principles Guiding Israel’s Policy in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War.
34: Khartoum Resolutions.
35: United Nations Security Council Resolution 242.
36: Palestine National Covenant.
37: Abba Eban, The Nine-Point Peace Plan.
38: William P. Rogers, A Lasting Peace in the Middle East: An American View.
39: From War To Genuine Negotiations: 1973–1985.
40: Leonid I. Brezhnev, Position on the 1973 War.
41: United Nations Security Council Resolution 338.
42: Secret Resolutions of the Algiers Summit Conference.
43: Annex to the Final Declaration of the Copenhagen Summit.
44: Communiqué Issued after the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries Ministerial Meeting, Kuwait.
45: Arab League Summit Conference Communiqué, Rabat, Morocco.
46: Yasser Arafat, Speech to the UN General Assembly.
47: United Nations General Assembly Resolutions 3236 and 3237, Question of Palestine and Observer Status for the Palestine Liberation Organization.
48: Framework for Peace in the Middle East.
49: Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.
50: European Council, “Declaration Adopted at Meeting of the European Council,” Venice, Italy.
51: Israeli Government: Fundamental Policy Guidelines.
52: Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States and the Government of Israel on Strategic Cooperation.
53: Menachem Begin, Address at the National Defense College.
54: Ronald Reagan, Address to the Nation on U.S. Policy for Peace in the Middle East.
55: Kahan Commission Report.
56: Program of Hezbollah.
57: Yasser Arafat, Declaration on Terrorism.
58: The Way Forward: 1986–2000.
59: Mikhail Gorbachev, Speech on Relations with Israel.
60: Communiqué of the Intifada.
61: West Bank–Gaza Leaders, Fourteen Points.
62: Hamas Charter, Defining the Hamas Movement.
63: Palestine National Council, Political Resolution and Declaration of Independence.
64: European Council, Declaration on the Middle East (The Madrid Declaration).
65: James A. Baker, Five-Point Peace Plan.
66: Palestine National Council, Political Communiqué.
67: U.S. Letter of Assurances to the Palestinians.
68: Yitzhak Rabin, Inaugural Speech.
69: Letters between Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin.
70: Oslo Declaration of Principles.
71: The Washington Declaration, Israel-Jordan-United States.
72: Agreement on Preparatory Transfer of Powers and Responsibilities.
73: Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
74: Yitzhak Rabin’s Last Speech, Peace Rally, Kings of Israel Square, Tel Aviv.
75: Wye River Memorandum.
76: The Clinton Bridging Proposals.
77: The Second Intifada, September 11, 2001, and Beyond.
78: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1397.
79: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1402.
80: George W. Bush, Remarks on the Middle East.
81: Quartet Joint Statement.
82: George W. Bush, Draft Road Map to Israeli-Palestinian Peace.
83: Osama bin Laden, Letter to the American People.
84: Draft Palestinian Constitution.
85: Road Map to Peace.
86: The Revised Gaza Disengagement Plan.
87: Mahmoud Abbas, Inaugural Speech as President of the Palestinian Authority.
88: Talia Sasson, Conclusion of Report on Illegal Outposts.
89: Ariel Sharon, Speech at the United Nations Assembly.
90: The Iraq Study Group Report, Executive Summary.
91: Program of the Palestinian National Unity Government.
92: President Barack Obama, Address at Cairo University.
93: Palestinian National Authority, “Palestine: Ending the Occupation, Establishing the State,” Program of the 13th Government.
94: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Speech to the United States Congress.
95: Marwan Barghouti, Letter to The Guardian.
96: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Brookings Institution Saban Forum Keynote Address.
About the Author.