Palestinian Islamists are regularly in the headlines, mainly for their violent attempts to undermine the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Who are these people, what motivates them and how did they become such a powerful force? Drawing on interviews with Palestinian and Jordanian Islamists, primary sources and historical records, this work provides some answers, and challenges prevailing theories of Islamic resurgence.
The book argues that the contemporary revival of Islamic politics in Palestine occurred much later than in other countries of the Middle East and explores the reason for this lag. It also traces Israel's initial encouragement of political Islam as a rival force to the PLO and its subsequent growth into a movement which now defies all Israeli attempts to crush it and presents a formidable challenge to the PLO's claim to determine the future of the Palestinian people.
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Beverly Milton-Edwards lectures in Middle Eastern politics at Queen's University, Belfast.
“...this book is a fascinating and thorough account of Islamic politics in Palestine and a very useful tool in trying to understand today's events in the area.” —Islamic Studies
“Her work is admirably researched and provides a wealth of information on political Islam in Palestine.” —International Journal of Middle East Studies
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Book Description I.B.Tauris, 1996. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86587369
Book Description Tauris Academic Studies, London, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Library of Modern Middle East Studies No. 10. ".Beverly Milton-Edwards traces the origins of Palestine's Islamic movement from its roots in the aRab struggle against British colonialism and Zionist immigration. She shows that although the 1967 war is generally accepted as a watershed in the revival of political Islam in the Middle East, the Palestinian case is unique. Until the 1980s secular nationalism was - overwhelmingly - the leading force in Palestinian politics. Milton-Edwards documents Israel's initial encouragement of political Islam as a rival force to the PLO, and its subsequent growth, in the fulcrum of the Intifada, into a movement which now defies all Israeli attempts to crush it and presents a formidable challenge to the peace process and to the PLO's claim to determine the future of the Palestinian people." xiii + 256 pages with index. Book is in VERY GOOD or better condition. Dust jacket is in VERY GOOD condition. Bookseller Inventory # 007310
Book Description I B Tauris & Co Ltd 31/12/1996, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 053936-8