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The first book to tell the story of the Jews of Lebanon in the twentieth century. Contents: Foreword by Avi Shlaim; Introduction; Jewish life in the Arab Middle East; Jewish life in Lebanon; A literary survey; A Voyage through History; The historical legacy; Lebanon under Ottoman Rule; The Lebanese Jewish community; Culture, education and religion; Lebanese Jews under the French Mandate: Liberty,; Fraternity and Equality; Grand Liban and the mandate; Merchants and financiers; Inter-communal relations and community life; The Lebanese Zionist project and contacts with the Yishuv; The Palestine question; World War II and the Vichy regime; Lebanese and Israeli Independence: Questions of Identity; Lebanese independence and the National Pact; The Jewish community and the political situation, 1943--1948; Two women remember: a privileged life in Lebanon; The establishment of the State of Israel; Jewish refugees and unavoidable changes; Syrian refugees; The First Civil War: Conflict of Identities; Dual loyalties; The Jewish community and the political situation, 1949--1957; Community life, 1943--1958; The first Lebanese civil war; Political and cultural identification; The Beginning of the Exodus; The Chehabist ''miracle''; Jewish emigration; The Six-Day War and beyond; The Cairo Agreement: the road to disintegration; The second civil war; The Israeli Invasion and Beyond: Renaissance or Decline?; Operation Peace for Galilee; Renaissance in Beirut; The war continues, 1985--1989; The end of the civil war; Conjectures, Considerations, and Conclusions:; A Sentimental Journey; The community in history; The Arab-Israeli conflict; A history of Lebanon; Index.
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Book Description Sussex Academic Press, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1902210646
Book Description Sussex Academic Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111902210646