Presents the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the earliest times. This title provides a constructive framework for understanding various developments and assessing the prospects for peace. It assesses the conflict on both the Israelis' and the Palestinians' terms.
Mark Tessler's highly praised, comprehensive, and balanced history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the earliest times to the present - now fully updated for students in the 21st century - provides a constructive framework for understanding recent developments and assessing the prospects for future peace. Drawing upon a wide array of documents and on research by Palestinians, Israelis, and others, Tessler assesses the conflict on both the Israelis' and the Palestinians' terms. New chapters in this expanded edition elucidate the Oslo peace process, including the reasons for its failure, and the political dynamics in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza at a critical time of transition.
Preface to the Second Edition; Preface; A Note on TransliterationPart I. Jews and Arabs Before the Conflict: The Congruent Origins of Modern Zionism and Arab Nationalism1. Jewish History and the Emergence of Modern Political Zionism; 2. Arab History and the Origins of Nationalism in the Arab WorldPart II. Emergence and History of the Conflict to 19483. The Conflict Takes Shape; 4. The Dual Society in Mandatory PalestinePart III. Routinization of the Conflict, 1948-19675. The Palestinian Disaster and Basic Issues after 1948; 6. Israel and the Arab States through June 1967Part IV. The Palestinian Dimension Reemerges: From the June War through Camp David7. Postwar Diplomacy and the Rise of the Palestine Resistance Movement; 8. Israel, the Palestinians, and the Occupied Territories in the 1970sPart V. The High Price of Stalemate and Futile Diplomacy in the 1980s9. Violent Confrontations in the Early 1980s; 10. Futile Diplomacy in the Mid-1980sPart VI. Efforts to Break the Stalemate: From the Intifada through the Oslo Peace Process11. The Intifada and Beyond; 12. The Oslo Peace ProcessEpilogue: The Post-Oslo Period