The Gun and the Olive Branch

The Roots of Violence in the Middle East

Author: David Hirst

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 9781560254836

Category: History

Page: 400

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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.

The Gun and the Olive Branch

The Roots of Violence in the Middle East

Author: David Hirst

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571219452

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 613

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The classic and controversial account of the origins of the Middle East conflict returns to print 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

Beware of Small States

Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East

Author: David Hirst

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571237425

Category: History

Page: 480

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'Beware of Small States' wrote Mikhail Bukanin in 1870. He could have meant Lebanon: a sectarian state no bigger than Wales that has become battleground for one of the defining conflicts of twentieth-century history. Throughout its short existence, it has been attacked, invaded, occupied or interfered with to serve the political interests of foreign powers, resulting a series of devastating wars and crises. To understand Lebanon's history is to understand the history of the entire region - and, with the rise of Hizbullah, it has come to assume a disproportionate, dangerous power of its own. Iran and Israel now face each other in the hills of south Lebanon.David Hirst, author of The Gun and the Olive Branch, is a hugely respected commentator on the Arab-Israeli crisis. In a masterly narrative, he gives a much-needed, comprehensive history of the country and its conflicts, culminating with the recent war in Gaza and its fallout in Lebanon. Powerful and often moving, Beware of Small States is a magisterial book, essential reading for understanding Lebanon or the current political climate of the Middle East.

Reel Bad Arabs

How Hollywood Vilifies a People

Author: Jack Shaheen

Publisher: Interlink Publishing

ISBN: 1623710065

Category: Social Science

Page: 617

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A groundbreaking book that dissects a slanderous history dating from cinema's earliest days to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters that feature machine-gun wielding and bomb-blowing ""evil"" ArabsAward-winning film authority Jack G. Shaheen, noting that only Native Americans have been more relentlessly smeared on the silver screen, painstakingly makes his case that ""Arab"" has remained Hollywood's shameless shorthand for ""bad guy, "" long after the movie industry has shifted its portrayal of other minority groups. In this comprehensive study of over one thousand films, arranged a.

A History of Modern Palestine

One Land, Two Peoples

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521683157

Category: History

Page: 361

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An update of the history of Palestine since the 1800s, which includes recent dramatic events.

Intifada

The Palestinian Uprising Against Israeli Occupation

Author: Zachary Lockman,Joel Beinin

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896083639

Category: History

Page: 423

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This collection of critical essays includes eyewitness accounts from the West Bank and Gaza, discussions of Palenstinian society and politics, and analyses of the role of the United States in the Middle East and Palestine.

Born in Jerusalem, Born Palestinian

A Memoir

Author: Jacob J. Nammar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566568869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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?When Jacob Nammar was a young boy growing up in Harret al-Nammareh, his family, his friends, and the streets of his West Jerusalem neighborhood were the center of his life. It wasn't long, however, before his existence was turned upside down when his family was forced out of their home during al-nakba, the catastrophe that resulted in the ethnic cleansing of nearly 750,000 natives and the destruction of over 500 Palestinian villages and towns. In this heartwarming memoir, Jacob paints a vivid portrait of Palestinian life-from his childhood days in pre-1948 Jerusalem, the struggles of the Palestinian community under Israeli rule, to his ultimate decision to leave for America at age 23. Readers will laugh, cry, and be inspired by this charming coming of age story set amid the backdrop of one of the most tragic historical events that engulfed the region.

Israel and the Clash of Civilisations

Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East

Author: Jonathan Cook

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745327549

Category: History

Page: 192

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Journalist Jonathan Cook explores Israel's key role in persuading the Bush administration to invade Iraq, as part of a plan to remake the Middle East, and their joint determination to isolate Iran and prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons that might rival Israel's own. This concise and clearly argued book makes the case that Israel's desire to be the sole regional power in the Middle East neatly chimes with Bush's objectives in the "war on terror". Examining a host of related issues, from the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians to the role of Big Oil and the demonization of the Arab world, Cook argues that the current chaos in the Middle East is the objective of the Bush administration---a policy that is equally beneficial to Israel.

Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945

Author: Peter Hinchcliffe,Beverley Milton-Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134070039

Category: History

Page: 176

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This third edition of Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945 analyzes the nature of conflict in the Middle East, with its racial, ethnic, political, cultural, religious and economic factors. Throughout the book Peter Hinchcliffe and Beverley Milton-Edwards put the main conflicts into their wider context, with thematic debates on issues such as the emergence of radical Islam, the resolution of conflicts, diplomacy and peace-making, and the role of the superpowers. The book is brought fully up to date with events in the Middle East, covering, for instance, developments in Iraq in 2006 where a democratically elected government is in place but the insurgency show no sign of coming under control. The analysis of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is also brought up to the present day, to include the election of the Hamas government and the 2006 conflict between Israel and Lebanon’s Hizballah. Including a newly updated bibliography and maps of the area, this is the perfect introduction for all students wishing to understand the complex situation in the Middle East, in its historical context.

Arab Awakening

Author: Antonius

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317847709

Category: Social Science

Page: 490

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Extra Virginity

The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

Author: Tom Mueller

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782395423

Category: History

Page: 300

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The best oils are made by authentic artist-craftsmen, who marry centuries-old agricultural wisdom with cutting-edge extraction technology, and now produce the finest oils in history. However, these producers are being steadily driven from the market: extra-virgin olive oil is difficult and expensive to make, yet alarmingly easy to adulterate. Skilled oil criminals are flooding the market with low-cost, faux extra-virgins, reaping rich profits and undercutting honest producers, whilst authorities in Italy, the US and elsewhere turn a blind eye. From the feisty pugliese woman of sixty struggling to keep the family business afloat to her industrialist neighbour who has allegedly grown wealthy on counterfeit oil, to Benedictine monks in Western Australia and poker-playing agriculture barons in northern California who make this ancient foodstuff in New World ways, Mueller distils the passions and life stories of oil producers, and explores the conflict, culinary vitality and cultural importance of great olive oil.

Spirit of the Phoenix

Beirut and the Story of Lebanon

Author: Tim Llewellyn

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1845117352

Category: Lebanon

Page: 268

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Llewellyn answers serious questions about Lebanon in this history of the small Mediterranean country. He looks at the Druze, the Maronites, Sunnis, Armenians and others who make up the country and celebrates the qualities which unite these disparate groups. 'Part travelogue, part political vignettes, part personal reminiscences, Llewellyn captures the essence of this unique and troubled country'. Tim Llewellyn was the BBC's Middle East Correspondent for ten years, during which time he covered the Lebanese civil war, the Iranian Revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, the First Gulf War and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since leaving the BBC staff in 1992, he has been a regular broadcast and print commentator on Middle East politics.

In Sunlight and in Shadow

Author: Mark Helprin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547819234

Category: Fiction

Page: 705

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Returning home after serving in World War II to run his family business in New York, paratrooper Harry Copeland falls in love with young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale, who risks everything to break off her engagement to another man. By the author of Winter's Tale. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.) 100,000 first printing.

Fateful Triangle

The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781551641607

Category: Political Science

Page: 578

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Complete Book of Home Preserving

400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today

Author: Judi Kingry,Lauren Devine

Publisher: Robert Rose Incorporated

ISBN: 9780778801313

Category: Cooking

Page: 448

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Encompassing four hundred delicious recipes, a comprehensive guide to home preserves features a wide array of salsas, savory sauces, chutneys, pickles, relishes, jams, jellies, fruit spreads, and more, along with complete instructions for safe canning and preserving methods, lists of essential equipment and kitchen utensils, and handy cooking tips. Simultaneous.

My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness

A Poet's Life in the Palestinian Century

Author: Adina Hoffman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300141504

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 454

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"Composed with a novelist's eye for detail and a detective's fascination with getting to the bottom of dramatic events, this is the first biography of a Palestinian writer ever to be published in English. It places Taha Muhammad Ali's life in the dynamic context of the lives of his predecessors, friends, and peers. Hoffman's linked portraits of the leading Palestinian writers of the last century provide a startling panorama of a singular literary world that has, until now, remained largely unknown to readers in the West."--BOOK JACKET.

Dispossessed

Author: David Gilmour

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited

ISBN: 9780283986871

Category: History

Page: 237

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Traces the history of the Palestinian exile, analyzes the political situation in the Middle East, and looks at changing world opinion

A Book of American Martyrs

A Novel

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062643061

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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“Oates’ American saga captivates because it exists within an actual drama playing out across the country...Martyrs is a graceful and excruciating story of two families who do not live very far apart, but exist in different realities. ” --USA Today, 4-star review “Successful because [Oates] refuses to satirize or dehumanize anyone, even murderous foes of abortion...With its wrath and violence, A Book of American Martyrs offers this teaspoon of warmth in these troubled times: that it is possible to be wrong without surrendering your humanity.” --Los Angeles Times “The most relevant book of Oates’s half-century-long career, a powerful reminder that fiction can be as timely as this morning’s tweets but infinitely more illuminating.” --Washington Post A powerfully resonant and provocative novel from American master and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God’s will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic but self-regarding doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.