Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History with Documents by Charles D. SmithPalestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict brings the multi-faceted story of the struggle in the Middle East to life for readers. Smith places the conflict in historical and political perspective, facilitating readers understanding of how this complex situation has evolved over time. By examining its underlying causes, individual and group motives, and the roles that countries around the world have played in the region, Smith helps readers understand the history behind the headlines. He presents this in-depth account in an engaging, accessible book that includes historical and current voices on all sides of the struggle. The books carefully selected documents, maps, photographs, and chronologies provide context for the narrative, and its up-to-the-minute coverage of developments captures readers interest and helps them better understand the latest news in the region.
HI 371: Arab-Israeli Conflict - Marsans-Sakly
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He also prepared this annotated list of novels and memoirs selected to further illuminate the conflict. The Sykes-Picot Agreement concluded in , was a secret agreement between the governments of the Great Britain and France, with the assent of Imperial Russia, defining their respective spheres of influence and control in the Middle East after the expected downfall of the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It was largely a trade agreement with a large area set aside for indirect control through an Arab state or a confederation of Arab states. France was allocated control of southeastern Turkey, northern Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. The controlling powers were left free to decide on state boundaries within these areas. The region of Palestine was slated for international administration pending consultations with Russia and other powers, including the Sharif of Mecca.