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The Arab-Israeli conflict
Harper, Paul, 1944-
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Publication Information:
New York : Bookwright Press, 1990.

Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
A history of conflict in the Middle East which has raged for most of the twentieth century.
General Note:
Includes index.
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Central Library DS119.7 .H3763 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Newstead Library DS119.7 .H3763 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library DS119.7 .H3763 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A history of conflict in the Middle East which has raged for most of the twentieth century.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 7-9. These thin volumes contain demanding factual information in a nonthreatening presentation. Interesting historical photographs, pertinent political cartoons, or straightforward maps are found on every page. Harper's book covers the roots of Zionism, the formation of the Israeli state, Arab nationalism, and the problem of Palestinian refugees. Ross' book describes the League of Nations, the goals and organization of the United Nations, and seven case studies discussing UN involvement. Important dates, glossary, further reading, notes on sources, and index are appended in each of these British imports; Harper includes a section on significant figures. --Kathryn LaBarbera

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9-12-- A physically attractive book that includes short chapters, photographs of good quality both in black and white and in color, and a section on leading figures in Middle Eastern history. Unfortunately, the content is not of the same quality. A very complicated subject is oversimplified, resulting in a text that is confusing and occasionally misleading. Particularly muddled is the section on the Balfour Declaration and the reasons for British support of a Jewish homeland; readers may not clearly understand the historical reasons. The vocabulary and reading level vary from approachable to quite sophisticated, some of the chapters end abruptly, and the transitions are weak. This book may be useful to students who need a review of a subject with which they are already familiar, but better choices are available, Carroll's The Palestine Question , Worth's Israel and the Arab States (both Watts, 1983) among them. --Rosie Peasley, Sylvan Union School District, Modesto, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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