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Israel in the Middle East: Documents and Readings on Society, Politics, and Foreign Relations, Pre-1948 to the Present, Second Edition

640 pp.

Israel in the Middle East

Itamar Rabinovich, ed; Jehuda Reinharz, ed. 

israel in the middle eastAn anthology of the most important documents on the domestic and foreign policy of the modern state of Israel, in relation to the rest of the Middle East

This timely anthology, completely revised and updated from the original edition in 1984, provides convenient access to the most significant documents of the Zionist movement since 1882 and of Israel’s domestic policies and foreign policies between 1948 and 2006.

Comprised largely of primary sources from Israeli, Arab, and American records, documents encompass not only political and diplomatic history but economic, cultural, legal and social aspects of the region as well. The second edition also addresses areas not covered by the 1984 volume: a new chapter on the pre-state period, additional documents that reflect the Palestinian perspective, and the voices of women. Divided into seven chronological sections, documents are introduced by an overview of the entire era. They are annotated and preceded by explanatory headnotes.

"This book offers a captivating plenty for a target audience who displays interest in the chronicles of the state of Israel in the context of the Middle East." -- "Digest of Middle East Studies"

Itamar Rabinovich, Ettinger Professor of Contemporary History of the Middle East at Tel Aviv University, is the former President of Tel Aviv University and former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.

Jehuda Reinharz is Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History and President of Brandeis University.

This book can be purchased directly through the University Press of New England.