The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Annotated Bibliography

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The Middle East has since time immemorial been on the global scope because of its explosive disposition. The Arab Israeli conflict has not been an exception as it has stood out to be one of the major endless conflicts not only in the region but also in the world. Its impact continues to be felt all over the world while a satisfying solution still remains intangible. A lot has also been said and written on the conflict, both factual and fallacious with some allegations being obviously evocative. All these allegations offer an array of disparate views on the conflict. This essay presents an overview of some of the major literature on the controversial conflict by offering precise and clear insights into the cause, nature, evolution and future of the Israel Arab conflict.

An Annotated Bibliography on the Arab- Israeli Conflict

On November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted for a partition resolution that led to the establishment of the nation of Israel in May, 1948. This was great news for Jews in Palestine and the diaspora as it meant the fulfillment of the quest for the rebirth of their nation in their previous homeland after many years of wandering (Pappe, 2006, p. 12). However, their Palestinian Arab counterparts opposed to the establishment from the start felt cheated by the international community and remained categorical that the final answer to the Jewish problem would only be solved in blood and fire (Karsh, 2002, p. 8).

This marked the beginning of the Palestine armed conflict, one of its kinds to be witnessed in centuries since the fall of the Ottoman Empire and World War 1. Characterized by a chronology of endless confrontations, this conflict has since affected not only the Middle East relations, but also the gl...

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... alike on the politics of the world, the Middle East and international relations.

Works Cited

Dumper, M. (Ed). (2009). Arab Israeli conflict: Major writings in the Middle Eastern studies. United Kingdom: Routledge.

Karsh, E. (2002). The Arab Israeli conflict: the Palestine war 1948. London, UK: Osprey Publishing.

Landau, J. M. (1993). The Arab minority in Israel, 1967-1991: Political aspects. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Pappe, I. (2006). A History of modern Palestine: One nation, two peoples (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Shah, A. (2011, December 6). Middle East, global issues, social, political, economic and environmental issues that affect us all. Retrieved from www.globalissues.org/issue/103/middle-east

Smith, C. D. (2004). Palestine and the Arab–Israeli conflict. (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

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