Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Essential Reference Guide

Editor: Roberts, Priscilla
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $89.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $133.50
ISBN: 978-1-61-069067-6
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 68
Book Status: Available
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The Arab-Israeli conflict remains one of the most contentious in modern history, one with repercussions that reach far beyond the Middle East. This volume describes and explains the most important countries, people, events, and organizations that play or have played a part in the conflict. Chronological coverage begins with the Israeli War of Independence in 1948 and extends to the present day. A one-stop reference, the guide offers a comprehensive overview essay, as well as perspective essays by leading scholars who explore such widely debated issues as the United States' support for Israel and historic rights to Palestine.Important primary source documents, such as the UN Resolution on the Partition of Palestine and the Camp David Accords, are included and put into context. Further insight into drivers of war and peace in the Middle East are provided through biographies of major political leaders like Menachem Begin, Golda Meir, Yasser Arafat, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Anwar Sadat.

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Table of Contents

  • Overview of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Causes of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Consequences of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • REFERENCE ENTRIES
  • A
  • Abbas, Mahmoud
  • Al Jazeera
  • Al Qaeda
  • Algeria
  • Arab League
  • Arab Spring
  • Arab-Jewish Communal War
  • Arafat, Yasser
  • B
  • Begin, Menachem
  • Ben-Gurion, David
  • C
  • Camp David Accords
  • E
  • Egypt
  • European Union and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • F
  • Fayyad, Salam
  • G
  • Gaza Strip
  • H
  • Hamas
  • Hezbollah
  • I
  • Intifada, First
  • Intifada, Second
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Israeli War of Independence, Overview
  • J
  • Jordan
  • K
  • Kuwait
  • L
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • M
  • Meir, Golda
  • Morocco
  • N
  • Nasser, Gamal Abdel
  • O
  • Oslo Accords
  • P
  • Palestine Liberation Organization
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Persian Gulf War
  • R
  • Rabin, Yitzhak
  • S
  • Sadat, Anwar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sharon, Ariel
  • Six-Day War
  • Soviet Union and Russia, Middle East Policy
  • Suez Crisis
  • Syria
  • T
  • Tunisia
  • U
  • United Kingdom, Middle East Policy
  • United Nations, Role of
  • United States, Middle East Policy
  • Y
  • Yemen
  • Yom Kippur War
  • Z
  • Zionism
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Balfour Declaration, 1917
  • United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181, Future Government of Palestine [Excerpt], November 29, 1947
  • The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, May 14, 1948
  • U.S. Recognition of Israel, May 14, 1948
  • Arab League Statement, May 15, 1948
  • Palestine Liberation Organization, Draft Constitution [Excerpt], 1963
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, November 22, 1967
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 338, October 22, 1973
  • Framework for Peace in the Middle East, September 17, 1978
  • Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty, March 26, 1979
  • Yasser Arafat, Declaration on Terrorism [Excerpt], November 7, 1985
  • Program of Hezbollah [Excerpt], February 16, 1986
  • Communiqué of the Intifada, January 8, 1988
  • Hamas Charter, Defining the Hamas Movement [Excerpt], August 18, 1988
  • James A. Baker, Five-Point Peace Plan, October 10, 1989
  • Oslo Declaration of Principles [Excerpt], September 13, 1993
  • Yitzhak Rabin's Last Speech, Peace Rally, Kings of Israel Square, Tel Aviv, November 4, 1995
  • Wye River Memorandum [Excerpt], October 23, 1998
  • Quartet Joint Statement, July 16, 2002
  • Road Map to Peace, April 30, 2003
  • Mahmoud Abbas, Inaugural Speech as President of the Palestinian Authority [Excerpt], January 15, 2005
  • Ariel Sharon, Speech at the United Nations Assembly [Excerpt], September 15, 2005
  • President Barack Obama, Address at Cairo University, June 4, 2009
  • Palestinian National Authority, “Palestine: Ending the Occupation, Establishing the State,” Program of the Thirteenth Government, August 23, 2009
  • APPENDIX: HISTORICAL DILEMMAS IN THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
  • A Right to Palestine
  • U.S. Support of Israel
  • Military Maneuvers
  • Chronology
  • Selected Bibliography
  • List of Contributors
  • About the Editor