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Reddit reviews on The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War

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Found 6 comments on The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War:

u/LaszloK · 5 pointsr/books

I have the book that you mention by Harms & Ferry, and I can confirm that it is a very good intro to the topic, and well worth buying.

Another good introduction is The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War by James Gelvin, which was a required textbook for me at Uni. It doesn't appear to be available from Amazon.com though, so you might want to look around for it. It is available on Google Books so you can have a look at it there.

Another good book for further reading (specifically about Palestinian identity) is The Iron Cage by Rashid Khalidi.

Hope that helps.

u/axelorator · 4 pointsr/AskHistorians

Not about my country, but I'd recommend reading [The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War] (http://www.amazon.com/The-Israel-Palestine-Conflict-Hundred-Years/dp/0521888352) by James L. Gelvin. I used to think I knew what I needed to know about this conflict from watching news through the years, but after having read this I realize I didn't have a clue. Unbiased, interesting and at times witty. My favourite quote, about the Americans accepting Soviet participation in the Madrid Conference: "American policymakers believed, in the words of an old arabian proverb, that it was better to have a camel inside your tent pissing out than a camel outside your tent pissing in."

u/L0rd_Baron · 3 pointsr/worldnews

You don't get to take land from an population entirely innocent of the persecution of the European Jews without doing horrible things.

I urge you to take your own advice and read say The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War

You will get a far more balanced view of the conflict and get maybe a little insight to the Palestinian POV.

u/Lard_Baron · 3 pointsr/AskHistorians

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War would do the trick. $11 on amazon. Covers everything guitarbro suggested and more.

u/EstacionEsperanza · 2 pointsr/islam

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War by James Gelvin is a good overview that tries to touch on both sides. I read it in 2008 though, so it's not 100% up to date, but it's a good account of how we got where we are.