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Author Khalidi, Rashid.

Title The iron cage : the story of the Palestinian struggle for statehood / Rashid Khalidi
Edition First edition
Published Boston : Beacon Press, 2007
©2006
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Description 1 online resource (xlviii, 288 pages) : maps
Contents Introduction: Writing Middle Eastern history in a time of historical amnesia -- 1. Arab society in Mandatory Palestine -- 2. The Palestinians and the British mandate -- 3. A failure of leadership -- 4. The revolt, 1948 and afterward -- 5. Fateh, the PLO, and the PA: the Palestinian para-state -- 6. Stateless in Palestine -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Summary The story of the Palestinian search to establish a state begins in the era of British control over Palestine and stretches between the two world wars, when colonial control of the region became increasingly unpopular and power began to shift toward the United States. In this crucial period, and in the years immediately following World War II, Palestinian leaders were unable to achieve the long-cherished goal of establishing an independent state--a critical failure that throws a bright light on the efforts of the Palestinians to create a state in the many decades since 1948. By frankly discussing the reasons behind this failure, Khalidi offers a much-needed perspective for anyone concerned about peace in the Middle East.--From publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-263) and index
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Subject Fatḥ (Organization)
Munaẓẓamat al-Taḥrīr al-Filasṭīnīyah.
Arab-Israeli conflict.
National liberation movements -- Palestine.
Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Palestinian National Authority.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0807003158 (electronic bk.)
9780807003152 (electronic bk.)