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  • Palestine and the Great Powers, 1945-1948by Michael J. Cohen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Cohen examines the struggle leading to the creation of the state of Israel, placing British evacuation of Palestine in the context of Britain's postwar weakness. The author describes the policies and character of each of the major actors in his story--Bevin. Truman. Ben-Gurion, and the Mufti of Jerusalem. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton... more...

  • Daughter of the Olive Treesby Sumaya Farhat-Naser; Dorothee Wilhelm; Manuela Reimann; Chudi Bürgi; Hilary Kilpatrick

    Lenos Verlag 2014; US$ 2.49

    Sumaya Farhat-Naser is well known as an ambassadress of the Palestinian cause and a witness to the bitter reality of occupation in her country. "Daughter of the Olive Trees" was written in a context of escalating violence and an increasing lack of prospects. It portrays the crushing experiences of the Palestinians in the shadow of the so-called peace... more...

  • Drawing Fireby Benjamin Pogrund; Sir Harold Evans

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99

    Benjamin Pogrund, who spent 26 years as a journalist in South Africa investigating apartheid and who has been living in Israel for the past 15 years, investigates the accusation that Israel is practicing apartheid and the motives of those who make it. His study is founded on a belief in Israel, combined with frank criticism, to provide a balanced... more...

  • Making David into Goliathby Joshua Muravchik

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 25.99

    During the Six Day War of 1967, polls showed that Americans favored the Israelis over the Arabs by overwhelming margins. In Europe, support for Israel ran even higher. In the United Nations Security Council, a British resolution essentially gave Israel the terms of peace it sought and when the Arabs and their Soviet supporters tried to override the... more...

  • The House of Twenty Thousand Booksby Sasha Abramsky

    Halban 2014; US$ 14.57

    This is the story of Sasha Abramsky?s grandparents, Chimen and Miriam Abramsky, and of their unique home at 5 Hillway, around the corner from Hampstead Heath. In their semi-detached house, so deceptively ordinary from the outside, the Abramskys created a remarkable House of Books. It became the repository for Chimen?s collection of thousands upon... more...

  • One Land, Two Statesby Mark LeVine; Mathias Mossberg

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    One Land, Two States imagines a new vision for Israel and Palestine in a situation where the peace process has failed to deliver an end of conflict. "If the land cannot be shared by geographical division, and if a one-state solution remains unacceptable," the book asks, "can the land be shared in some other way?" Leading Palestinian and Israeli... more...

  • Russia after the Cold Warby Mike Bowker; Cameron Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    In Russia after the Cold War the editors provide an accessible and comprehensive survey of the state of Russia at the end of the twentieth century, as it seeks to come to terms with its new status in the world community, the pressures and tensions arising from economic and social change and with the problems of ensuring a democratic future. Written... more...

  • Britain's Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestineby Nick Reynold

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    The Middle East and its problems have become a constant source of news and public interest, but the current issues cannot be understood without a firm grasp on the historical context of the conflicts. Britain?s Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine provides this context for one of the most significant issues in current global politics?Israel?s relations... more...

  • Becoming Israeliby Anat Helman

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    A fresh and lively assessment of the pleasures and hardships of daily life in Israel during the 1950s more...

  • Peacemaking in a Divided Societyby Sasson Sofer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    This is an interdisciplinary study of Israeli society in one of the defining moments in the history of Israel. The contributors discuss the critical aspects of the political order, economics, the military, the role of the media and legal reform that are shaping a new Israel. more...