Publisher description for The Israel-Palestine conflict : one hundred years of war / James L. Gelvin.

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The conflict between Israelis and their forebears, on the one hand, and Palestinians and theirs, on the other, has lasted over a century and generated more than its share of commentaries and histories. James L. Gelvin's new account of that conflict offers a compelling, accessible and up-to-the-moment introduction for students and general readers. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, when the inhabitants of Ottoman Palestine and the Jews of Eastern Europe began to conceive of themselves as members of national communities, the book traces the evolution and interaction of these communities from their first encounters, through to the present, as well as exploring the external pressures and internal logic that has propelled their conflict. The book, which places events in Palestine within the framework of global history, skilfully interweaves biographical sketches, eyewitness accounts, poetry, fiction and official documentation into its narrative, and includes photographs, maps and an abundance of supplementary material.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Peace.
Jews -- Israel -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Jewish nationalism -- Israel.
Arab nationalism -- Gaza Strip.
Arab nationalism -- West Bank.
Nationalism -- Israel.
Nationalism -- Gaza Strip.
Nationalism -- West Bank.