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The Shortest History Of Israel And Palestine

Release date: 9 January 2024
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A masterpiece of clarity, concision and balance’ ADAM SUTCLIFFE

‘The complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (are) easy to understand in this clear, straightforward, and unemotional history’ JOHN MCHUGO, author of A Concise History of the Arabs

‘(Scott-Baumann’s) thirty-five years’ experience as a teacher and lecturer in history is felt on each page of his book ... a roadmap to students and an entrance gate to whomever wants to go beyond it’ MENACHEM KLEIN, professor of political science, Bar-Ilan University,Israel, and author of Lives in Common

An accessible, essential history that explores the origins and development of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The ongoing struggle between Israel and Palestine is one of the most bitter conflicts in history, with profound global consequences. In this book, Middle East expert Michael Scott-Baumann succinctly describes its origins and charts its evolution from civil war to the present day. Each chapter offers a lucid explanation of the politics and ends with personal testimony from Palestinians and Israelis whose lives have been overshadowed by violence.

While presenting competing interpretations, Scott-Baumann examines key flash points including the early role of the British, the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, the Six-Day War of 1967, the Trump administration’s 2020 peace plan, and the war ignited by Hamas’s surprise attacks on Israel in 2023. He delineates both the nature of Israeli control over the Palestinian territories and Palestinian resistance―going to the heart of recent clashes.

The result is an indispensable history, including a time line, glossary, and analysis of why efforts to restore peace have continually failed―at immense human cost on both sides of the conflict―and what it will take to succeed.


Product Details

Title: The Shortest History Of Israel And Palestine
Author: Michael Scott-Baumann
Publisher: Picador
SKU: BK0485957
EAN: 9788119300501
Number Of Pages: 288
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 9 January 2024

About Author

Michael Scott-Baumann is a graduate of Cambridge University and has an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He has 35 years’ experience as a history teacher and lecturer. He has traveled widely in the Middle East and worked as a volunteer under the auspices of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, with whom he conducted field work on the West Bank. He lives in Cheltenham, England.

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