The Palestine-Israeli Conflict

Pages: 336
Subject: Middle East, History
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld

The Palestine-Israeli Conflict

A Beginner's Guide

Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Dawoud El-Alami

An updated edition of this best-selling introduction to the conflict
9781780743806 (19 Feb 2015)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

An updated edition of this best-selling introduction to the conflict.

With coverage of all the recent events, the new edition of this best-selling book gives a thorough and accessible account of the history behind the Palestine-Israeli conflict, its roots, and the possibilities for the future. New material outlines recent developments, while an updated conclusion consists of a direct debate between the two authors, which raises many issues, yet offers real solutions to which future peace talks may aspire.

Additional Information

Subject Middle East, History
Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 336
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Rabbi Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok is Professor of Judaism at the University of Wales, Lampeter.  Dawoud El-Alami is a lecturer on Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, Lampeter.


"There are no dispassionate accounts of the conflict that racks the Holy Land, nor should there be.  As this intelligent and important book makes clear, it is hard to be dispassionate when you believe that you are fighting for your life; and both the authors remind us that no less than this is what is felt to be at stake.  But conflict is always intensified by ignorance.  What this book does is to test how far we can go in mapping out a common history and exactly where and how this common history comes to be read differently.  It offers no magical solution to this most persistent and harrowing conflict of our times, but it refuses to settle down with slogans, and models the possibility of a painful, honest - even angry - dialogue that does not simply freeze into mutual uncomprehending hatred.”

- Dr. Rowan Williams, Master at Magdalene College, Cambridge

'Offers a rare insight into the Palestine-Israeli dilemma while outlining political, religious, historical and emotional issues in the struggle for peace.'

- Library Journal

'A must for anybody interested in understanding the conflict in the Middle East.'

- George Joffe, Director of Studies, Royal Institute for International Affairs, London

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