For years people have been asking for a resource that provides concise, factual information on the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Myths and Facts fills this desperate need. This newly revised edition contains 25 chapters covering everything from Israel's roots to each of the wars to the events following September 11. In addition to discussions of the historical issues and current events, the book has a collection of maps and key documents, such as Resolution 242 and the Hamas Covenant. The facts are footnoted and a wide variety of sources have been consulted, from Arabic, Hebrew and English newspapers to scholarly journals and books.
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"Too many people are unfamiliar with the basic history of the conflict or simply don't have concise, fact-based replies to falsehoods propagated about Middle East issues," say author Dr. Mitchell Bard, one of the country's leading experts on U.S. Middle East policy.About the Author:
Mitchell Bard is the Executive Director of the nonprofit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and a foreign policy analyst who lectures frequently on U.S.-Middle East policy. Dr. Bard is also the director of the Jewish Virtual Library, the world's most comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture. For three years, he was the editor of the Near East Report, the preeminent newsletter on U.S. Middle East policy. Dr. Bard's work has appeared in academic journals, magazines and major newspapers. He is the author of 14 books, including The Water's Edge And Beyond: Defining the Limits to Domestic Influence on U.S. Middle East Policy, Forgotten Victims: The Abandonment of Americans in Hitler's Camps, The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War II, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict, The Complete History of the Holocaust, The Nuremberg Trials, and From Tragedy to Triumph: The Politics Behind the Rescue of Ethiopian Jews. Bard holds a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA and a master's degree in public policy from Berkeley. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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