New PDF release: A Documentary History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

By Charles L. Geddes

ISBN-10: 0275938581

ISBN-13: 9780275938581

ISBN-10: 0313046697

ISBN-13: 9780313046698

This number of crucial files touching on the long-standing Arab-Israeli clash starts off with Leo Pinsker's pamphlet of 1882 which first proposed the institution of a Jewish country, ideally in Palestine, and ends with the United countries protection Council solution of 1990. Issued through a few of the legitimate and quasi-official governments and organisations which have been events to the dispute, the files give you the history to political Zionism and illustrate nice Britain's function in either aiding the institution of a Jewish place of origin in Palestine and in easing Arab fears. moreover, the gathering demonstrates the main position performed by way of the us. Charles L. Geddes' introductions to every record are based mostly on different records reminiscent of released memoirs of the contributors, released and unpublished letters, reportage from overseas reporting prone, and extra. those prologues position each one record in its old context. To a number of the files Geddes has appended epilogues that comprise targeted details at the effects or response to that individual paper. one of the landmark works incorporated within the assortment are Theodor Herzl's Der Judenstaat; "The Basel software" of the 1st Zionist Congress; the "Balfour Declaration;" the "Churchill White Paper;" and the PLO proclamation of an autonomous Palestinian kingdom within the West financial institution and the Gaza Strip. lots of the files were reproduced of their entirety without delay from the correct assets. From these too long to reprint in complete, basically the conclusions or concepts were incorporated. None were paraphrased or truncated and no appropriate info has been passed over. the results of Geddes' 25-year adventure instructing a direction at the Arab-Israeli clash, this scholarly paintings serves as a supplementary textual content for faculty classes at the topic and will additionally stand by myself as a useful reference for college kids, media execs, and educated basic readers.

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1916 Exchange of notes between British, French, and Russian Governments leads to “Sykes—Picot Agreement” 9–16 May in which the three states agree to divide Fertile Crescent among them- Page xiii selves. ” Previously accepted by Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau of France and President Woodrow Wilson of United States. S. Congress on 8 January. States that self-determination of peoples is one of the objectives of the war. Three days previously, 5 January, Prime Minister David Lloyd George of Great Britain makes a similar declaration.

The founding of the Jewish State, as I envisage it, presupposes modern, scientific methods. If we journey out of Egypt today, this cannot be done in the simple fashion of ancient times. We shall first obtain an idea of our numbers and our strength in a different way. The Society of Jews is the new Moses of the Jews. The undertaking of that great, old gestor of the Jews in primitive times is to ours as some beautiful old Singspiel is to modern. We shall play the same melody with many, many more violins, flutes, harps, violincellos, and strong basses; with electric lights, scenery, choruses, magnificent costumes, and star signers.

The international Jewish question must receive a national solution. Of course, our national regeneration can only proceed slowly. We must take the first step. Our descendants must follow us in measured and not over-hasty time. A way must be opened for the national regeneration of the Jews by a congress of Jewish notables. No sacrifice would be too great in order to reach the goal which will assure our people’s future, everywhere endangered. The financial accomplishment of the undertaking can in the present state of the case encounter no insuperable difficulties.

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