A Young Palestinian's Diary, 1941-1945: The Life of Sami by Kimberly Katz, Salim Tamari

By Kimberly Katz, Salim Tamari

Writing in his past due kids and early twenties, Sami'Amr gave his diary an apt subtitle: "The conflict of Life", encapsulating either the political weather of Palestine within the waning years of the British Mandate in addition to the contrasting joys and problems of relatives lifestyles. Now translated from the Arabic, Sami's diary represents a unprecedented artefact of turbulent swap within the heart East. Written over 4 years, those ruminations of a tender guy from Hebron brim with revelations approximately everyday life opposed to a backdrop of great transition. Describing the general public and the personal, the trendy and the conventional, Sami muses on relationships, his station in lifestyles, and different common stories whereas sharing a number of information about a pivotal second in Palestine's glossy historical past. Making those never-before-published reflections to be had in translation, Kimberly Katz additionally offers illuminating context for Sami's phrases, laying out biographical info of Sami, who saved his diary inner most for with regards to sixty years. one in all a constrained variety of Palestinian diaries to be had to English-language readers, the diary of Sami'Amr bridges major chasms in our knowing of center jap, and especially Palestinian, heritage.

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Second Edition (Studies in by T. G. Fraser

By T. G. Fraser

This transparent and concise textual content units out the elemental arguments on either side of the clash and strains their complicated, and sometimes bloody, course in the direction of the strikes resulting in the Israeli-PLO accord. the second one variation of this ebook is now completely revised and up-to-date to incorporate the advancements of the earlier few years.

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Gaza in crisis : reflections on Israel's war against the by Pappe, Ilan; Barat, Frank; Chomsky, Noam

By Pappe, Ilan; Barat, Frank; Chomsky, Noam

From the focusing on of colleges and hospitals, to the indiscriminate use of white phosphorus, Israel's behavior in 'Operation forged Lead' has rattled even a few of its such a lot strident supporters.


From the concentrating on of faculties and hospitals, to the indiscriminate use of white phosphorus, Israel's behavior in 'Operation forged Lead' has rattled even a few of its such a lot strident supporters. This title Read more...

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict The Palestine War 1948 by Efraim Karsh

By Efraim Karsh

The Palestine warfare has been through a ways crucial army come across within the historical past of the Arab-Israeli clash. This publication examines the origins of the conflict and its development via detailed levels: the guerrilla battle among the Arab and Jewish groups of essential Palestine, and the normal inter-state conflict among the country of Israel and the invading Arab armies. In doing so it assesses the individuals, their struggle goals, options and strive against functionality. eventually, it examines the explanations for Israel's good fortune within the face of doubtless most unlikely odds and for the failure of the Arab countries to show their army and numerical superiority into victory at the flooring.

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From Tragedy to Triumph: The Politics Behind the Rescue of by Mitchell G. Bard

By Mitchell G. Bard

From 1984 to 1991, Israel carried out a chain of dramatic rescues, bringing millions of Ethiopian Jews to the nation of Israel. Codenamed Operation Sheba, this attempt concerned a variety of covert potential, together with large-scale airlifts and exchanges for palms, to avoid wasting those Jews from insupportable stipulations in Ethiopia and the Sudan. yet as dramatic and uplifting as this attempt used to be, there are nonetheless troubling questions about why it took such a lot of years for Israel to behave on behalf its African compatriots. this is often the whole tale in the back of the Israeli rescue of the Jews of Ethiopia―how tragedy was once become triumph.

These rescue operations represented the end result of complicated political maneuvering in Israel and illustrated what Israeli get to the bottom of can accomplish whilst Jewish lives are endangered. It used to be an inspiring effort―as William Safire wrote on the time, hundreds of thousands of black individuals are being dropped at a rustic no longer as slaves, yet as electorate. nonetheless, there's a lot to deplore how lengthy it took for the leaders of Israel to acknowledge and take motion to save lots of this historical African department of the Jewish Diaspora, often called the Falasha. the explanations are the results of the advanced intersection of Israeli geostrategy, strain from the yankee Jewish group, and Ethiopian family politics, in addition to racism and debates concerning the Jewishness of the Falasha community.

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The Political Economy of Israel: From Ideology to Stagnation by Yakir Plessner

By Yakir Plessner

This paintings deals a wide-ranging critique of Israel's socialist economic climate, seeing Israel's fiscal difficulties as as a result of its departure from the associations and principles which govern predominantly marketplace economies. Israel's financial system has been working on ideas too faraway from ecu Liberalism (or American neo-Conservatism) and too with reference to Socialism. whereas nationwide imperatives can have been a reason behind ignoring monetary concerns, eventually this method resulted in domination of the financial system by means of the govt. and the systematic exclusion and mistrust of non-public firm. so long as the economic climate isn't really reformed to create a hospitable weather for personal funding, Israel won't be able to extricate itself from monetary stagnation.

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Collected Essays, Volume 3: Ancient Israel's History and by Nadav Na'aman

By Nadav Na'aman

Through the earlier 3 many years, Nadav Na'aman has many times proved that he's some of the most cautious historians of historic Canaan and Israel. With wide services, he has introduced jointly archaeology, textual content, and the inscriptional fabric from the entire historical close to East to undergo at the heritage of historical Israel and the land of Canaan throughout the moment and primary millenniums B.C.E. a lot of his reports were released as magazine articles or notes and but, jointly, they represent the most very important our bodies of literature at the topic lately, relatively as a result cautious awareness to method that Na'aman continually has dropped at his paintings.

This ultimate quantity within the 3-volume set of Na'aman's amassed essays comprises 29 essays. one of the themes addressed are: the resources on hand to Israel's historians past due within the first millennium B.C.E.; the truth at the back of the narratives when it comes to the historical past of the United Monarchy; the impression of the author's personal time at the composition of the histories of Saul, David, and Solomon; and the contributions of archaeology to the research of the 10th century B.C.E. during masking those subject matters, Na'aman touches on themes corresponding to heritage and historiography, textual and literary difficulties, historic geography, society, management, cult, and religion.

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Social Work and Migration (Contemporary Social Work Studies) by Kathleen Valtonen

By Kathleen Valtonen

Social paintings more and more unearths itself on the frontline of matters concerning immigrant and refugee payment and integration. during this well timed e-book, Kathleen Valtonen offers the 1st book-length learn at the demanding situations those matters create for the profession.The publication attracts on quite a lot of present study in migration which isn't generally to be had to social employees or incorporated in social paintings literature. Readers are provided the chance to discover the skill of the occupation to play a prime function within the path and final result of cost, and to steer the mixing and multicultural techniques occurring at many degrees in our smooth societies of settlement.Across societies, social paintings is fashioning conception and perform for the present period of migration. Social swap and the recent range demand traditional notions of ethics and fairness to be revisited. The booklet fills a spot within the social paintings literature via delivering students, practitioners and scholars with a severe wisdom base that might enhance their skill to have interaction with problems with immigration and integration and to open up ideas for potent perform with turning out to be numbers of immigrant and refugee consumers.

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The Egyptian Strategy for the Yom Kippur War: An Analysis by Dani Asher, Moshe Tlamim

By Dani Asher, Moshe Tlamim

This quantity examines the army process and concerns that Egyptian battle planners confronted through the 1973 Yom Kippur warfare. Of significant curiosity is the connection among the political and armed forces leaders and the way that affected the accumulation and process the clash. Taking this as a foundation, the writer concentrates on how Soviet army doctrinal alterations awarded themselves among the realization of the Six-Day warfare and the Yom Kippur warfare.

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Jesus and the Ossuaries by Craig A. Evans

By Craig A. Evans

The new discovery and exhibition of an old Jewish ossuary (a burial field) that bears the inscription "James the son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" has surprised students and the general public alike. whereas the tale of the ossuary's authenticity unfolds, what's no longer shrouded in secret is this ossuary is just one of numerous that shed very important archeological mild at the old Jesus and the origins of Christianity. In Jesus and the Ossuaries Craig A. Evans is helping all readers, specialist and layperson alike, comprehend the significance this contemporary locate may need for the hunt for the historic Jesus and any old reconstruction of early Christianity.

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