Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001

4.04 avg rating
( 410 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780679744757: Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001

A New York Times Notable Book

At a time when the Middle East has come closer to achieving peace than ever before, eminent Israeli historian Benny Morris explodes the myths cherished by both sides to present an epic history of Zionist-Arab relations over the past 120 years.

Tracing the roots of political Zionism back to the pogroms of Russia and the Dreyfus Affair, Morris describes the gradual influx of Jewish settlers into Palestine and the impact they had on the Arab population. Following the Holocaust, the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948 resulted in the establishment of the State of Israel, but it also shattered Palestinian Arab society and gave rise to a massive refugee problem. Morris offers distinctive accounts of each of the subsequent Israeli-Arab wars and details the sporadic peace efforts in between, culminating in the peace process initiated by the Rabin Government. In a new afterword to the Vintage edition, he examines Ehud Barak’s leadership, the death of President Assad of Syria, and Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon, and the recent renewed conflict with the Palestinians. Studded with illuminating portraits of the major protagonists, Righteous Victims provides an authoritative record of the middle east and its continuing struggle toward peace.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

At a time when the Middle East has come closer to achieving peace than ever before, eminent Israeli historian Benny Morris explodes the myths cherished by both sides to present an epic history of Zionist-Arab relations over the past 120 years.

Tracing the roots of political Zionism back to the pogroms of Russia and the Dreyfus Affair, Morris describes the gradual influx of Jewish settlers into Palestine and the impact they had on the Arab population. Following the Holocaust, the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948 resulted in the establishment of the State of Israel, but it also shattered Palestinian Arab society and gave rise to a massive refugee problem. Morris offers distinctive accounts of each of the subsequent Israeli-Arab wars and details the sporadic peace efforts in between, culminating in the peace process initiated by the Rabin Government. In a new afterword to the Vintage edition, he examines Ehud Barak’s leadership, the death of President Assad of Syria, and Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon, and the recent renewed conflict with the Palestinians. Studded with illuminating portraits of the major protagonists, Righteous Victims provides an authoritative record of the middle east and its continuing struggle toward peace.

Review:

Making sense of any particular episode in the long and convoluted conflict between Arabs and Israelis can seem a Sisyphean task--engineering peace in the Middle East has become nearly clichéd in its complexity, with each individual dispute traceable back to years of anger, mistrust, and mutual misunderstanding fueled by cycles of violence and revenge. To add to this confusion, the historical record has been colored by "emphatic partisanship by commentators and historians from both sides, as well as by foreign observers," adds Middle East historian Benny Morris. So what Morris has undertaken in this volume--an inclusive, dispassionate, and rigorous history of the conflict, from Zionism's birth in the wake of the Russian pogroms through to the uncertain prospects for peace in 1999--is no mean feat.

A calm, balanced voice (although a controversial one among some who fear revisionism), Morris has previously proven his scholarship with such definitive titles as Israel's Border Wars and The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem. Righteous Victims likewise doesn't waver in its task, methodically unearthing the political and military roots of the struggle, from early friction between Zionist "colonizers" and native Arabs slowly through to the establishment of Israel and the bloody wars and terrorism that followed. --Paul Hughes

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Benny Morris
ISBN 10: 0679744754 ISBN 13: 9780679744757
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
stressfreebooks
(Bay City, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. LIKE NEW: Little to no shelf wear, no signs of use. Ships fast secure, expedited available!. Bookseller Inventory # 3UBCFO0004DL

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Benny Morris
ISBN 10: 0679744754 ISBN 13: 9780679744757
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97806797447570000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Benny Morris
ISBN 10: 0679744754 ISBN 13: 9780679744757
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0679744754BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Benny Morris
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0679744754 ISBN 13: 9780679744757
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0679744754 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122092603

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Benny Morris
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0679744754 ISBN 13: 9780679744757
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0679744754

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Benny Morris
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0679744754 ISBN 13: 9780679744757
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0679744754 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4117330

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Benny Morris
Published by Random House USA Inc (2001)
ISBN 10: 0679744754 ISBN 13: 9780679744757
New Quantity Available: 7
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, 2001. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780679744757

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Benny Morris
Published by U.S.A.: Vintage (2001)
ISBN 10: 0679744754 ISBN 13: 9780679744757
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books Galore
(Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description U.S.A.: Vintage, 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Clean, tight copy. Excellent condition. Only the very lightest corner wear from shelving. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 0407-BGNAP-BX156-11.43

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.65
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Benny Morris
ISBN 10: 0679744754 ISBN 13: 9780679744757
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 945848

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Benny Morris
Published by Vintage (2001)
ISBN 10: 0679744754 ISBN 13: 9780679744757
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0679744754

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book