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Mark Tessler's highly praised, comprehensive, and balanced history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the earliest times to the present-updated through the first years of the 21st century-provides a constructive.

Mark Tessler's highly praised, comprehensive, and balanced history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the earliest times to the present-updated through the first years of the 21st century-provides a constructive framework for understanding recent developments and assessing the prospects for future peace.

How this book treat the history of Israel/Palestine question is analysed through a PhD thesis that has been conducted under professor Ilan Pappe’s supervision in the European centre for Palestine Studies (ECPS). According to the results of the thesis, this book is the first most adopted textbook in the area of Israel/Palestine history in western universities.

Of the numerous books devoted to the ISraeli-Palestinian conflict, Univ. of Michigan political science professor Tessler's contribution certainly ranks among the most extensive and thorough

Of the numerous books devoted to the ISraeli-Palestinian conflict, Univ. of Michigan political science professor Tessler's contribution certainly ranks among the most extensive and thorough. thoughtful, well-informed and resolutely fair-minded.

A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Tessler's "A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" is a must read for anyone truly wanting to dive deep into the historical background of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Contrary to most other books on this topic, Tessler provides a highly objective and in-depth analysis into the evolution of the conflict from the 1880's to the early 90's, when the book was written.

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Start by marking A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Mark Tessler's new book is an authoritative source on the evolution and the dynamics of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is one of the few books that offers a balanced, enlightened, and thorough analysis of the various aspects of the conflict and the politics of the region. This timely study is the most comprehensive history to date of the century-old struggle between Zionists (and, later, Israelis) and Palestinians for historic Palestine. Based on the best works of recent scholarship, Mark Tessler's History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is a major contribution.

One Arab country where reforms of considerable magnitude were carried out was Tunisia, Another center of change was Syria . The most massive project of the period was the construction of the Suez Canal, which restored Egypt to a central position in trade between Europe and the Far East.

One Arab country where reforms of considerable magnitude were carried out was Tunisia, Another center of change was Syria,, Often described as defensive modernization, planned programs of change i.

A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies) by Mark Tessler

A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies) by Mark Tessler. Sympathetic to both sides  . Struck by how different the standard Israeli and Palestinian textbook histories of the same events were from one another, they began to explore how to disarm the teaching of the history of the Middle East in Israeli and Palestinian classrooms. The result is a riveting dual narrative of Israeli and Palestinian history.

Mark Tessler, A History of the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict, Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1994). Pp. 924. Neil Caplan (a1). Humanities Department, Vanier College, Montreal. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 23 April 2009.

Arab–Israeli Conflict: Perspectives. New York: HarperCollins, 1990. Israel Studies Forum. Finkelstein, Norman G. Image and Reality of the Israel–Palestine Conflict. Fraser, T. G. The Arab–Israeli Conflict. A History of the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict (Indiana University Press, 2009, 2nd Ed), Wasserstein, Bernard. Israelis and Palestinians (Yale University Press, 2003), ISBN 0-300-10172-4. Collaborative histories. Rafi Nets-Zehngut (2013), Palestinians and Israelis Collaborate in Addressing the Historical Narratives of their Conflict, in "Quest.

Discusses the early history of Jews and Arabs and traces the emergence and history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the early twentieth century to the beginning of peace negotiations in the early 1990s

Comments: (7)

Moogura
The detail with which the book is written make it a major undertaking for the general reader. The same attention to detail make it an important source for acquiring an understanding of our current situation in the region.
Legend 33
What subject could be more complex, and the telling of its history more liable to political bias and encumberance, than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? One must be extremely diligent and capable of independent critical analysis to find one's way through the warring literature on this subject, whether from right, left or center. Mark Tessler's is the most objective, scrupulous, balanced--and therefore most humane--detailed history of this conflict that I have seen. I cannot imagine why it hasn't had more attention. It should, in fact, be on the required reading list of everyone concerned about this conflict. If only its findings and approach could sink into popular consciousness, it might provide an antidote for violence and blind rage, as well as for politically or intellectually-motivated self-righteousness. It should be widely translated, and available in both Arabic and Hebrew.
Uaoteowi
I recently picked up a copy of Mark Tessler's second edition of the epic narrative A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - and you know what? - just reading the preface alone is enough to have you believe that this conflict is almost beyond the scope of human endeavor to deal with, let alone resolve.

The mood of Tessler's second edition preface is in complete reversal of the first, and with good reason. When Conflict was first published in September 1993, it coincided with the signing of the 'Declaration of Principles' by Israel and the PLO on the basis of bilateral recognition of each other's rights, plus an active agenda to initiate concrete steps towards a mutually-agreed partition plan that would eventually lead to a sovereign Palestinian state. Prior to this, there had been secret meetings between the two parties in Oslo, the purpose of which was to kick-in the negotiation process. Both parties have been slowly but surely coming to terms that peace was still the best deal in this divisive land, and in order for peace to coagulate, it didn't take much rocket science to know that to yield was to gain, and that compromise was the only way forward. And so as the first edition of Conflict went to print, the mood was somewhat encouraging, despite decades and decades of conflict.

So, yes, the preface to the first edition had that bit of 'cautious optimism' in Tessler's voice, but sixteen years have gone by, and Tessler admits in his second preface that the "Israelis and Palestinians are today more distrustful of one another than ever and the prospect for peace is correspondingly remote". In fact, Tessler tells us that the new material of his second edition is a 'long epilogue' devoted to the 'rise and fall of the Oslo peace process'.

As an academician, historian and a concerned human being, Tessler has first to inform that his work was originally built on the premise of 'objectivity without detachment'. The operative aspect of his scholarship is therefore coloured by the concept of 'without detachment' which means that there is a need to put his studied impressions of what lies ahead for peace for the benefit of his readers, students and fraternity. As it turns out, Tessler pulls no punches in this department.

Tessler, in his second preface, meticulously prepares the reader of what scenarios lie ahead, claiming first, that the Oslo process 'did not have to fail'. He runs us through the usual barrage of peace proposals, returning always to the optimistic position that peace will eventually be found and that the only barriers to peace are people's attitudes, believes, symbols, and a whole bunch of mind-poisoning, distrust-sowing propaganda by the powers that be. And this is the very paradox of his second preface, for here, in dealing with the human psyche which drives all our fears, anger, appetite for destruction and what not, Tessler succumbs to the gravity of the situation on the ground.

In his closing paragraph, we get a dose of Tessler's pain, for while he tells us that despite the complete breakdown at making peace in all its attempts, 'the eventual resumption of negotiations, to be followed by a new peace process, is all but inevitable." That's the bright side. Then he opens the floodgates on us and declares, "But perhaps this is wishful thinking..."
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2009/11/09
Der Bat
I searched for 2 weeks for a book that would fairly present both sides of the Israeli-Palistinian debate and probably most of you are in the same boat - feeling too ignorant about something too important. Tessler presents such a balanced view that 400 pages into the book I can't tell if he believes either side is "in the right." The book makes clear why both sides have reasons to call this land their own and also makes clear that both sides have engaged in less than moral tactics to stake their claim and drive out the other side. You may not come away knowing who is right but at least you'll have a sense of why the middle east is how it is today.
Onaxan
Delivered as promised.
Gaxaisvem
Arrived early, Great Book!
adventure time
I have not finished the book yet, although at around 500 pages read so far I feel in my opinion that the book is overall unbiased to one side or the other, and at some times left me wondering if he was more in favor over one side or the other.

Here are a couple of other books I would recommend that I feel take a balanced and equal approach to both sides of the conflict as well:

Side by Side: Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1595586830/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i03?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/113729082X/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Worth reading as a start to getting historical background on which to base further study.
A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies) download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Mark Tessler
ISBN: 0253358485
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana University Press (March 1, 2009)
Pages: 906 pages