By Benny Morris
This historical past of the foundational struggle within the Arab-Israeli clash is groundbreaking, goal, and deeply revisionist. A riveting account of the army engagements, it additionally makes a speciality of the war's political dimensions. Benny Morris probes the explanations and goals of the protagonists at the foundation of newly opened Israeli and Western documentation. The Arab side—where the records are nonetheless closed—is illuminated with assistance from intelligence and diplomatic materials. Morris stresses the jihadi personality of the two-stage Arab attack at the Jewish neighborhood in Palestine. all through, he examines the dialectic among the war's army and political advancements and highlights the army impetus within the construction of the refugee challenge, which was once a spinoff of the disintegration of Palestinian Arab society. The ebook completely investigates the position of the nice Powers—Britain, the USA, and the Soviet Union—in shaping the clash and its tentative termination in 1949. Morris appears to be like either at excessive politics and basic employees decision-making techniques and on the nitty-gritty of strive against within the successive battles that resulted within the emergence of the kingdom of Israel and the humiliation of the Arab international, an embarrassment that underlies the ongoing Arab antagonism towards Israel.
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The Mingana Collection:
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Additional resources for 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War
The blind Muslim cleric and politician Sheikh Suleiman al-Taji al-Faruqi in November 1913 published a poem in the recently founded Arabic newspaper Falastin, declaring: The outbreak of World War I, pitting Britain and its allies, chiefly France, Russia, and later the United States, against Germany and the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, temporarily halted Arab-Zionist violence. But the war was to refashion the Middle East and significantly advance both the Zionist cause and Arab nationalist aspirations.
Bribes were routinely paid for entry permits and their extension, land deals, building rights. Slowly, the Zionists planted roots. Although the overwhelming majority of Jewish emigrants from Eastern Europe made tracks for North America and the British dominions-well over two million of them by 1914-a hard, resolute cadre reached Palestine, bought land, and settled. By 1914, there were some four dozen settlements (including the bare beginnings of Tel Aviv, in the windswept dunes north of Jaffa, and the first kibbutz, Degania, in the marshes just south of the Sea of Galilee, both founded in 1909) and sixty thousand to eighty-five thousand Jews, about two-thirds of them vigorous, idealistic Zionists, in Palestine.
Theodor Herzl was born in Budapest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 186o to an assimilated, German-speaking Jewish family. He was a doctor of law but quickly changed professions and became a successful journalist, feuilletonist, and playwright. The coffee shops, theaters, and salons of Vienna were his milieu. Herzl knew no Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, or Polish and had no contact with the poor masses of Eastern Europe. The pogroms and the anti-Semitic discrimination in the czar's empire may have niggled at his conscience.