Book review: The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction by Gregory Harms, Todd M. Ferry

The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction by Gregory Harms, Todd M. Ferry
The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction by Gregory Harms, Todd M. Ferry. Source: Goodreads.

This is the first book I read on the Palestine-Israel issue. At least I get the gist of the issue now amid the emotions, hatred, violence, and news media.

Its a complicated and interesting issue indeed.

Contrary to some views, the issue does not go back very far, only 100 years, not thousands of years, and its not a conflict of religions but regional politics.

I like how to author separate the contents into basic history, pre-conflict, and conflict. Basic history refers to ancient history till modern time, how the two names came about. Pre-conflict brings us to the late Ottoman empire and the two world wars. Conflict refers to after 1947 which starts with the partitioning of Palestine and Israel statehood started.

Rating: 4/5

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