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Israel is a modern country with a short history set into the lengthy story of Jewish history. A Brief History of Israel, Third Edition explores that history with an emphasis on the period since Israel's independence in 1948. It is a complex story of a people and their modern state, established thousands of years after the destruction of the old one. The story of the independent state of Israel is narrated against the backdrop of exile, anti-Semitism, Zionism, and the Holocaust--all of which have helped shape the nature of the current state.
The chronological narration begins with the time of Abraham and the period of the Israelite kingdoms and continues to World War II and the United Nations Partition Plan. A Brief History of Israel, Third Edition explores the independent country of Israel, including the Arab-Israeli conflict, domestic politics, the economy, and international relations. Completely up-to-date, this edition features a new preface, introduction, and final chapter, and revised and updated appendixes.
-The period since Israel's independence in 1948
-The Middle East peace process
Hamas's election victory and its effect on Israel
-The 2009 election won by Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Party
-Israel's relationship with the Obama administration
-The Arab Spring and its effects.
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Bernard Reich is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and former chairman of advanced area studies (Middle East-Fertile Crescent) at the Department of State's Foreign Service Institute. He is a member of the Board of Advisory Editors of the Middle East Journal and of the International Editorial Board of Israel Affairs and has testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. Reich is the author of numerous books on the Middle East, including Quest for Peace: United States-Israel Relations and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, An Historical Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Historical Dictionary of Israel.From Booklist:
Reich's preface indicates that his purpose is to seek to encompass a complex and continuing history by focusing on the main themes of establishing the state of Israel and ensuring its continued existence. He begins by tracing its history from biblical times to the Ottoman period and continues with the prehistory of the country from 1880 to 1948. In the remaining chapters, Reich chronicles the nation's development. There are chapters describing the political, economic, and military consolidation (1948-67), the Six Days' War and the Yom Kippur War and its aftermath (1967-75), peace with Egypt and the Begin years (1975-79), the Palestinian Intifada (1979-90), the Persian Gulf War and the Middle East peace (1990-96), the Netanyahu and Barak governments (1996-2000), and the Al-Aqsa Intifada (2000 to the present). Reich concludes that today Israel's security and its future are precarious, but it is certain that Israel will continue to exist as the world's only Jewish state. This latest volume in the publisher's Brief History series contains a chronology, an appendix of suggested reading, and 48 black-and-white photographs. George Cohen
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