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Author Hirst, David, 1936-

Title The gun and the olive branch : the roots of violence in the Middle East / David Hirst
Published New York : Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books ; [Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2003


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Description 627 pages ; 21 cm
Contents The Ravages of a Purblind Orthodoxy -- Arafat's Historic Peace Offer -- Israel and the 'Friends of Israel' in America -- No End of American Partisanship -- The Seeds of Conflict, 1882-1920 -- No Peace in Zion, 1921-1935 -- The Arab Rebellion, 1935-1939 -- Gun Zionism -- Special Uses of Violence -- The Arab-Fighters -- Greater Israel -- The Arab Zionists -- The Gun and the Olive Branch -- Peace with Egypt -- The Rape of the West Bank -- The Invasion of Lebanon
Summary More than a decade before Israel's New Historians revolutionized the study of Israeli history, English journalist David Hirst wrote The Gun and the Olive Branch, a classic, myth-breaking general history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hirst, former Middle East correspondent of the Guardian, traces the origins of the terrible conflict back to the 1880s to show how Arab violence, although often cruel and fanatical, is a response to the challenge of repeated aggression. The Gun and the Olive Branch is an absorbing, potentially controversial, history of the Middle Eastern conflict that is indispensable to anyone with an interest in world politics and by partisans of both sides. This classic and controversial account of the origins of the Middle East conflict returns to print updated with a lengthy introduction that reflects on the course of recent Middle Eastern history-especially the abortive Israeli-Palestinian peace process and 9/11
Notes Originally published: 2nd ed. London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1984. With new introd
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Arab-Israeli conflict.
LC no. 2003047310
ISBN 1560254831 paperback