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How Israel Was Won: A Concise History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
This is the only book you need in order to comprehend the complexities of the modern Middle East. Unlike most writing on the Arab-Israeli conflict, which combines myth and polemic, How Israel Was Won is a balanced, well researched and insightful chronicle of Israel in the 20th century. Baylis Thomas's concise history synthesizes for the general reader the vast number of hi ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 17th 1999 by Lexington Books
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I just re-read this book after my recent trip to Israel. It does a good job explaining the modern history of the Israeli/Arab conflict, but is a very one-sided view of things. The author is consistently pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel. But it is still an informative read, and worth supplementing with other books.
Does a good job of presenting a short history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Chapters are all short and to the point, although I would like to have seen more detail regarding key documents such as the Balfour Declaration. Above all, it is useful for anyone still laboring under the mistaken notion that the Israelis are in some ways the victims rather than the instigators of much of the present trouble in the Middle East.