Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories by Mike Berry, Greg Philo
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Overview: Following on from their acclaimed book Bad News from Israel, Mike Berry and Greg Philo present a concise guide to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The book covers key events in chronological order, in each case examining various historical accounts and presenting the beliefs of key thinkers across the ideological spectrum, from Edward Said to Binyamin Netanyahu. Starting with the emergence of the Zionist movement in the nineteenth century and the figures who shaped it, the authors go on to cover the founding of Israel and its subsequent history up to an including the "roadmap for peace," the construction of the Wall, the death of Arafat, and the withdrawal from Gaza. This uniquely accessible book will appeal to anyone looking for an approachable introduction to the competing histories of the region.
Genre: Non Fiction History