Israel and the Arab World, 1st Edition

  • Gil Zohar
  • Published By: Mitchell Lane
  • ISBN-10: 1680200011
  • ISBN-13: 9781680200010
  • DDC: 327.569401
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 9th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This title examines Israel's geopolitical position in the Middle East and the Arab world. The status of many Palestinians as stateless people and refugees is often in the news. This book explains how this tragedy was created and is being perpetuated. The narrative examines Zionist chauvinism, Arab rejectionism, the long and convoluted search for peace, and the history of asymmetric warfare and terror. We'll look at Israel's relations with Egypt and Jordan. We'll meet some Palestinians, including Palestinian Americans, and we'll encounter a symbol that evokes co-existence and peace. Parallel to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a war for public opinion. The author encourages each reader to have an open mind and to avoid stereotypes as they seek to unravel the tangled truth.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Copyright Page.
1: The Roots of Conflict.
2: The Balfour Declaration.
3: War Refugees—The Plight of the Palestinian People.
4: The Debate over the Root Causes of the Refugee Problem.
5: Uncle and Nephew—The Bloody Legacy of Two Palestinian Leaders.
6: Israel's Neighbor Egypt—35 Years of a “Cold Peace”.
7: Israel and Jordan—The Odd Couple of the Middle East.
8: Palestinians in Jerusalem—Property and the Destruction of Homes.
9: Settlements in the Disputed Territories of the West Bank.
10: The Story of a Family Living on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives.
11: A Boston Clan Brings Its Own Beer to Palestine.
12: Israeli and Palestinian Cartoon Characters Symbolize the Dream of Peace.
13: Chapter Notes.
14: Works Consulted.
15: Further Reading.
16: On the Internet.
17: Photo Credits.
About the Author.