Giving a thorough and accessible account of the Palestine-Israeli conflict past, present and future, this text is jointly authored by an American rabbi and Professor of Judaism, and a Palestinian lecturer on Islam. The result is a real insight into the bitter truths at the heart of this situation, with each author giving full vent to the emotions behind the two sides of the debate without avoiding any issues, however confrontational and conflict-ridden. The conclusion is a direct exchange between the two authors, which raises many further issues, but which does see both sides holding out hope for resolution and a real solution in the future.
Table of Contents
A Jewish perspective, Dan Cohn-Sherbok: the Zionist movement
beyond the First World War
the Jewish state
the six-day war and its aftermath
the road to peace.
A Palestinian perspective, Dawoud, El-Alami: the origins of modern Palestine
Palestinians, Jews and the British
towards the establishment of a Jewish state
Arabs and Jews