A Documentary History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Charles L. Geddes

By Charles L. Geddes

This number of crucial records relating the long-standing Arab-Israeli clash starts with Leo Pinsker's pamphlet of 1882 which first proposed the institution of a Jewish kingdom, ideally in Palestine, and ends with the United international locations defense Council solution of 1990. Issued through a number of the reliable and quasi-official governments and companies which have been events to the dispute, the files give you the heritage to political Zionism and illustrate nice Britain's position in either assisting the institution of a Jewish place of birth in Palestine and in easing Arab fears. additionally, the gathering demonstrates the key position performed by means of the U.S.. Charles L. Geddes' introductions to every record are based mostly on different files similar to released memoirs of the members, released and unpublished letters, reportage from foreign reporting providers, and extra. those prologues position every one record in its old context. To a number of the records Geddes has appended epilogues that include distinctive details at the effects or response to that specific paper. one of the landmark works incorporated within the assortment are Theodor Herzl's Der Judenstaat; "The Basel application" of the 1st Zionist Congress; the "Balfour Declaration;" the "Churchill White Paper;" and the PLO proclamation of an self sustaining Palestinian kingdom within the West financial institution and the Gaza Strip. many of the records were reproduced of their entirety at once from the appropriate resources. From these too long to reprint in complete, simply the conclusions or options were integrated. None were paraphrased or truncated and no suitable details has been passed over. the results of Geddes' 25-year event instructing a path at the Arab-Israeli clash, this scholarly paintings serves as a supplementary textual content for faculty classes at the topic and will additionally stand on my own as a useful reference for college students, media execs, and trained common readers.

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28 February truce implemented when Iraq agrees to comply with all Security Council resolutions. President Bush announces time propitious to settle disputes in Near East, including Arab-Israeli conflict. 5 March Secretary of State James Baker begins lengthy series of talks with leaders. R. announce on 31 July to jointly sponsor Arab-Israeli peace conference to begin 10 October. Israeli Government and PLO agree to participate 4 August. Page xviii This page intentionally left blank. Page 1 1 Auto-emancipation, 1882 Although Leo Pinsker is not regarded as the founder of modern political Zionism, he was the first to expound the idea for the establishment of a Jewish national state.

That evening, in an emergency session, the Security Council passes the first of a series of 12 resolutions calling for withdrawal of Iraq and establishing an international military force to implement decisions. PLO leader Yasir Arafat and large numbers of Palestinians declare support for Saddam Husayn, President of Iraq. 8 October, a Jewish fundamentalist group, “Faithful of the Temple Mount,” marches on al-Aqsa Mosque to symbolically place a stone for rebuilding of Jewish Temple, although forbidden by Israeli supreme court.

European Community Declaration, 1980 383 42. Fahd Peace Plan (“Fez Declaration”), 1981 389 43. Agreement on PLO Withdrawal from Lebanon, 1982 391 44. Reagan Peace Proposal, 1982 403 45. S. Congressional Action Against the PLO, 1987 411 46. Palestinian Declaration of Independence, 1988 417 47. United Nations Acknowledgment of the State of Palestine, 1989 431 48. Security Council Commission, 1990 435 49. Security Council Condemnation of Israel, 1990 441 Suggested Readings 447 Index 453 Page ix Preface During the nearly quarter of a century that I have been teaching a course on the Arab-Israeli conflict on a regular basis I have had my students read a major portion of the relevant documents so that they might gain a greater understanding of the subject.

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