An Historical Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

An Historical Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

An Historical Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

An Historical Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Synopsis

This first encyclopedia about the Arab-Israeli conflict by a team of experts gives detailed and comprehensive coverage of the important political, military, and diplomatic events, places, people, groups, agreements, treaties, and issues that have marked this controversial and complex regional and international conflict. A team of authorities with varying backgrounds, interests, disciplines, and perspectives gives special attention to the period since the adoption of the Palestine partition plan in November 1947, the first Arab-Israeli War up to the Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles and subsequent agreements, as well as the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty and implementation process. Hundreds of entries arranged alphabetically provide hard-to-find information and point to sources for further reading and research. Extensive cross-references, a chronology of important events, a bibliographical essay, and a general index further enhance this basic research tool.

Excerpt

The Arab-Israeli conflict continues to preoccupy much of the world, as it has for most of the period since World War II. It has been vigorously and hotly debated and has been the subject of a substantial, if generally highly partisan, literature. It has been the focus of the policies of the parties and their partisans, the theme of journalists and authors, and the core of policies of small and large powers, and it has been at the center of the activities and objectives of the superpowers. Despite this attention, the conflict has not generated much dispassionate analysis. Now, in a single reference book we provide detailed information about every aspect of this complex and controversial regional and international conflict. This volume, the work of a number of scholars and students of varying backgrounds, interests, disciplines, and perspectives, covers the whole range of the conflict with a focus on the period since the adoption of the Palestine partition plan in November 1947 and the consequent first Arab-Israeli War up to the Israel-Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Declaration of Principles and subsequent agreements, as well as the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty and implementation process.

No other book, in any language, contains the comprehensive coverage provided by this, the first encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It offers a new and focused perspective on the events and individuals in the history and evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict prepared by a group of scholars under the general editorship of Bernard Reich of The George Washington University.

This is a tool designed to fill a gap in the reference literature by providing detailed and comprehensive information about the important political, military, and diplomatic events, organizations, personalities, institutions, places, agreements, treaties, documents, concepts, military operations, conflicts, and groups that are part of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The encyclopedia is designed to include . . .

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