Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Ninth Edition   ©2017

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

A History with Documents

Charles D. Smith (University of Arizona)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-02805-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-02805-3; Format: Paper Text, 624 pages

The gold standard of texts on the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict provides a comprehensive, balanced, and accessible narrative of a complex historical topic. The narrative is supported by more than 40 primary documents that highlight perspectives from all sides of the struggle. Throughout the book, the author examines how underlying issues, group motives, religious and cross-cultural clashes, diplomacy and imperialism, and the arrival of the modern era shaped this volatile region. Maps, photographs, chronologies, public opinion polls, and discussion questions help facilitate student understanding. A fully updated final chapter makes this the most current history of the topic.

“Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict is the best introduction to this thorny history currently available.” - Brock Cutler, Radford University