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Title:
Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinians : from Camp David to intifada
Author:
Lesch, Ann Mosely.
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Publication Information:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1989]

©1989
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xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780253333209

9780253205124
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Book

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These essays describe with unusual immediacy the unfolding obstacles to peace between Egypt and Israel, with a central focus on the Palestine issue. In one especially powerful chapter, the writings of an Arab woman from Nazareth eloquently testify to the difficulties of life for the Palestinians under Israeli rule. Other chapters treat Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza, the impact of Israeli politics on the peace issue, and the Palestinians' response to the occupation.


Summary

These essays describe with unusual immediacy the unfolding obstacles to peace between Egypt and Israel, with a central focus on the Palestine issue. In one especially powerful chapter, the writings of an Arab woman from Nazareth eloquently testify to the difficulties of life for the Palestinians under Israeli rule. Other chapters treat Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza, the impact of Israeli politics on the peace issue, and the Palestinians' response to the occupation.


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A compilation adapted from 13 previously published articles on Arab-Israel relations by two former associates of the Universities Field Staff International (UFSI). Eleven essays are from their Middle East reports to UFSI covering the period 1980-86. Two additional articles were adapted from more recent editions of other publications. Four articles deal with relations between Egypt and Israel since the Camp David agreements; they include discussion of the Taba dispute, the Camp David accords, and Egyptian and Israeli perspectives on the peace agreements. Remaining problems and prospects for the future are analyzed by both Lesch and Tessler. Part 2 contains nine articles dealing with various aspects of Israel-Palestine relations including Arabs in Israel (Tessler); Israeli politics and the Palestine problem (Tessler); secularism and nationalism in the conflict (Tessler); two pieces on Gaza, its history, politics, and life under occupation (Lesch); and discussion of Israeli political responses to occupation (Tessler and Lesch). A chapter on Palestinian writings presents translations by Lesch of three short stories by an Arab author that emphasize the impact of the Arab-Israel conflict on the individual buffeted by war and its consequences. Although several of these articles were written in the early 1980s, they all are relevant and timely for they offer unique insights that are extremely valuable in understanding current developments in the region. Notes follow each chapter; eight maps and an index. Undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers. D. Peretz SUNY at Binghamton


Choice Review

A compilation adapted from 13 previously published articles on Arab-Israel relations by two former associates of the Universities Field Staff International (UFSI). Eleven essays are from their Middle East reports to UFSI covering the period 1980-86. Two additional articles were adapted from more recent editions of other publications. Four articles deal with relations between Egypt and Israel since the Camp David agreements; they include discussion of the Taba dispute, the Camp David accords, and Egyptian and Israeli perspectives on the peace agreements. Remaining problems and prospects for the future are analyzed by both Lesch and Tessler. Part 2 contains nine articles dealing with various aspects of Israel-Palestine relations including Arabs in Israel (Tessler); Israeli politics and the Palestine problem (Tessler); secularism and nationalism in the conflict (Tessler); two pieces on Gaza, its history, politics, and life under occupation (Lesch); and discussion of Israeli political responses to occupation (Tessler and Lesch). A chapter on Palestinian writings presents translations by Lesch of three short stories by an Arab author that emphasize the impact of the Arab-Israel conflict on the individual buffeted by war and its consequences. Although several of these articles were written in the early 1980s, they all are relevant and timely for they offer unique insights that are extremely valuable in understanding current developments in the region. Notes follow each chapter; eight maps and an index. Undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers. D. Peretz SUNY at Binghamton