Category: Israel Palestine

The Divided Economy of Mandatory Palestine by Jacob Metzer

By Jacob Metzer

Adopting a scientific, but nontechnical procedure, Jacob Metzer's booklet is the 1st to research the divided financial system of obligatory Palestine. whereas the prevailing literature has ordinarily enthusiastic about the Jewish economic system, this publication explores the socio-economic attributes of either the Arab and Jewish groups in the advanced political economic climate of the interval. The booklet delivers to make an important contribution to the commercial background of the trendy center East. it's going to attract monetary historians, improvement economists and to students within the similar fields of social and political background.

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The Late Great State of Israel: How Enemies Within and by Aaron Klein

By Aaron Klein

Israel is loss of life. and people dependable should not simply the terrorists plotting its destruction, but additionally the political elites inside its borders.Drawing on in-the-field reporting and examine that has introduced him to front traces of the center East information cycle, acclaimed journalist Aaron Klein spells out the surprising fact. during this groundbreaking paintings, Klein will exhibit how Israel is frequently its personal worst enemy. and the way Hamas, Iran and Palestinian terrorists are poised to finish the democracy as soon as and for all.Unless those perils are countered quickly, warns Klein, the one remnant of the Jewish kingdom may perhaps quickly be an epitaph: 'The overdue, nice kingdom of Israel.'

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History of Israel's Traditions: The Heritage of Martin Noth by Steven L. McKenzie, M. Patrick Graham

By Steven L. McKenzie, M. Patrick Graham

In 1943, the well-known outdated testomony pupil, Martin Noth, released his monograph, _berlieferungsgeschichtliche Studien, within which he tested the speculation of a Deuteronomistic heritage and gave his therapy of the Chronicler's background. It fast grew to become one of many classics within the box and is maybe Noth's such a lot enduring legacy. This booklet brings jointly essays from a world symposium of students celebrating the 50th anniversary of Noth's very important quantity and reviewing his different contributions to outdated testomony research. half I discusses Noth's existence and paintings (Christopher Begg), his view of the Deuteronomistic heritage (Antony Campbell) and the Chronicler's background (Roddy Braun), his contributions to the background of Israel (Thomas Thompson), culture feedback (Rolf Rendtorff), and outdated testomony theology (Timo Veijola), in addition to reflections on Noth's effect on present and destiny research (David Noel Freedman, Walter Dietrich). half II analyses the scholarship over the last fifty years on each one e-book within the Deuteronomistic background: Deuteronomy (Thomas Romer), Joshua (Brian Peckham), Judges (Mark O'Brien), 1-2 Samuel (P. Kyle McCarter), and 1-2 Kings (Steven McKenzie).

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Ancient Israel: Highlights from the Collections of the by Gabrielle V. Novacek

By Gabrielle V. Novacek

On January 29, 2005, the Oriental Institute celebrated the respectable public establishing of the Haas and Schwartz Megiddo Gallery. This party marked the go back of a few of the main striking artifacts ever excavated within the southern Levant to everlasting public demonstrate. The Oriental Institute's prolific background of exploration within the area is testomony to a long-standing scholarly ardour for discovery and the pursuit of information. This quantity attracts from the momentum generated through the outlet of the Megiddo Gallery and provides a range of highlights from the Institute's higher Israel assortment.

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Checkpoint Watch: Testimonies from Occupied Palestine by Judith Keshet

By Judith Keshet

It is a severe exploration of Israel's curfew-closure coverage within the Occupied Palestinian Territories throughout the eyes of CheckpointWatch, a firm of Israeli girls tracking human rights abuses. It combines observers' stories from checkpoints and alongside the Separation Wall, with info and research of the paperwork assisting the continuing profession. It significantly stories CheckpointWatch's transformation from a feminist, radical protest flow and analyzes Israeli media illustration of the association and of human rights activism commonly.

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The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian by Susan Slyomovics

By Susan Slyomovics

There has been a village in Palestine known as Ein Houd, whose humans traced their ancestry again to 1 of Saladin's generals who used to be granted the territory as a gift for his prowess in conflict. by way of the top of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, the entire population of Ein Houd have been dispersed or exiled or had long past into hiding, even supposing their previous stone houses weren't destroyed.In 1953 the Israeli govt demonstrated an artists' cooperative neighborhood within the homes of the village, now renamed Ein Hod. meanwhile, the Arab population of Ein Houd moved kilometers up a neighboring mountain and illegally equipped a brand new village. they can now not have enough money to construct in stone, and the mountainous terrain avoided them from utilizing the format of conventional Palestinian villages. That appeared unimportant on the time, as the Palestinians thought of it to be in basic terms transitority, a spot to dwell till they can pass home.The Palestinians haven't long gone domestic. the 2 villages—Jewish Ein Hod and the recent Arab Ein Houd—continue to exist in complicated and dynamic competition. the thing of reminiscence explores the ways that the folks of Ein Houd and Ein Hod have in mind and reconstruct their earlier in mild in their present—and their found in gentle in their past.Honorable point out, 1999 Perkins publication Prize, Society for the examine of Narrative

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Religion - The Holy Land - An Oxford Archaeological Guide by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

By Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

The geographic middle and soul of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, the Holy Land has great value for the hundreds of thousands of holiday makers it has attracted on account that as early because the 5th century BC. Now in a thrilling new version, this renowned instruction manual once more deals travelers an fundamental, illustrated consultant to over 2 hundred of crucial archeological and spiritual websites within the urban of Jerusalem and the encircling region.
totally up-to-date with the entire most modern details, The Holy Land presupposes little wisdom of historical past or archaeology, giving transparent instructions on how to define websites and monuments of interest--both famous destinations and people much less customary. With entries together with the Damascus Gate, the through Dolorosa, Mount Sion, the useless Sea, Hebron, and Jericho, this imperative e-book comprises targeted maps, plans, and illustrations that extra remove darkness from those excellent locales. every one access explains the historical past and topography of a domain in addition to its functionality and importance. In his creation, Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor offers a short historic define of the Holy Land, from the Stone Age to the trendy interval, and lists websites therefore. The 5th variation comprises new info at the the most important contemporary advancements on the Holy Sepulchre and on six thoroughly new websites, together with a center Bronze Age water procedure in Jerusalem and what could be the unique Pool of Siloam.
a fabulous Baedeker to either town of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, brimming with useful suggestion and that includes greater than one hundred fifty prime quality web site plans, maps, diagrams, and pictures, this booklet presents the final word visitor's consultant to 1 of the richest archaeological areas within the world.

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The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: Origins and Consequences by Wm Roger Louis, Avi Shlaim

By Wm Roger Louis, Avi Shlaim

The June 1967 struggle used to be a watershed within the heritage of the fashionable center East. In six days, the Israelis defeated the Arab armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan and seized huge parts of territory together with the West financial institution, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights. With the hindsight of 4 a long time and entry to lately declassified files, veteran students of the center East assemble the most a professional specialists of their fields to re-examine the origins of the warfare and its neighborhood reverberations. every one bankruptcy takes a distinct point of view from the vantage element of a unique player, those who really took half within the struggle, and likewise the realm powers - the USA, Soviet Union, Britain, and France - that performed vital roles behind the curtain. Their conclusions make for sober analyzing. on the center of the tale was once the incompetence of the Egyptian excessive command less than the management of Nasser and the competition among a variety of Arab avid gamers who have been deeply suspicious of every other’s reasons. Israel, at the different aspect, received a convincing victory for which, regardless of prior exams on the contrary, there has been no grasp plan.

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