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JWST 206: The Arab-Israeli Conflict


 Ron Kiener
Updated: January 2013


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Caplan, Neil. The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Contested Histories. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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Milton-Edwards, Beverly. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A People's War. London: Routledge, 2009.
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Ben-Ami, Shlomo. Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy. Oxford, 2006.
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Oren, Michael. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East. Oxford, 2002.
Raz, Avi. The Bride and the Dowry: Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War. New Haven: Yale, 2012.
Rogan, E. & Shalim, A. (eds.) The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948, 2nd ed. Cambridge, 2007.
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Behrendt, Sven. The Secret Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations in Oslo: Their Success and Why the Process Ultimately Failed. Routledge, 2007.
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Mearshimer, J. & Walt, S. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Miller, Aaron. The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace. Bantam, 2008.
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Azoulay, A. & Ophir, A. The One-State Condition: Occupation and Democracy in Israel/Palestine. Stanford, 2012.
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Khalid, Rashid. Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness. New York: Columbia, 2009.
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Khalidi, Walid (ed.) All that Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depoulated by Israel in 1948. Washington, DC: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1992.
Kimmerling, B & Migdal, J. Palestinians: The Making of a People. Harvard, 1994.
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Mishal, S. & Sela, A. The Palestinian Hamas: Vision, Violence, and Coexistence. New York: Columbia, 2006.
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