Middle East: Region in Transition: Historic Palestine, Israel, and the Emerging Palestinian Autonomous Areas, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615303952
  • ISBN-13: 9781615303953
  • DDC: 956.94
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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A long, often fractious history has shaped relations between present-day Israel and the emerging Palestinian autonomous areas. This area of the MIddle East has a significant role as the cradle of two of the world's major monotheistic religions and as well as a home to ancient sacred monuments and relics. This penetrating volume traces the history of land that is beloved and claimed by two cultures that share a common past and have been inexorably linked for centuries, based primarily on their love for—and claim to—a common homeland.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Historic Palestine.
2: The Stone Age and The Copper Age.
3: The Bronze Age.
4: The Iron Age.
5: From Alexander the Great to 70 CE.
6: Roman Palestine.
7: From the Arab Conquest to 1900.
8: From 1900 to 1948.
9: Toward the Emergence of Palestinian Autonomy.
10: The Partition of Palestine and Its Aftermath (1948–67).
11: The Term “Palestinian”.
12: The Israeli Arabs.
13: West Bank (and Jordanian) Palestinians.
14: Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
15: Unrwa Camps.
16: Palestinians outside Mandated Palestine.
17: Resurgence of Palestinian Identity.
18: The Arab-Israeli War of 1967 and Its Consequences.
19: Negotiations, Violence, and Incipient Self-Rule.
20: Israel: The Land and Its People.
21: Relief.
22: Drainage.
23: Soils.
24: Climate.
25: Plant and Animal Life.
26: Religious and Ethnic Groups.
27: Settlement Patterns.
28: Demographic Trends.
29: The Israeli Economy.
30: Agriculture and Fishing.
31: Resources and Power.
32: Manufacturing.
33: Finance.
34: Trade.
35: Services.
36: Labour and Taxation.
37: Transportation.
38: Israeli Government and Society.
39: Local and Regional Government.
40: Justice.
41: Political Process.
42: Israeli-Occupied Arab Territories.
43: Security.
44: Health and Welfare.
45: Education.
46: Israeli Cultural Life.
47: The Arts.
48: Cultural Institutions.
49: Sports and Recreation.
50: Media and Publishing.
51: Israel: Past and Present.
52: Origins of a Modern Jewish State.
53: The War of 1948 and The Establishment of Israel.
54: The Ben-Gurion Era.
55: Labour Rule After Ben-Gurion.
56: The Yom Kippur War and The Decline of Labour Dominance.
57: Israel Under Likud.
58: The National Unity Government.
59: The Rabin Government.
60: A New Political Landscape.
61: Conclusion.