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Book: 'The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction (4th Ed)' by Gregory Harms & Todd M. Ferry

The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict in living memory. Yet the way it is reported in the media is confusing and often misleading. In The Palestine-Israel Conflict, Gregory Harms and Todd M. Ferry provide an authoritative introduction to the topic. Balanced, accessible, and annotated, it covers the full history of the region from Biblical times up to the present.

Perfect for both general readers and students, it offers a comprehensive yet lucid rendering of the conflict, setting it in historical context. This fourth edition brings us up to date with a new introduction, conclusion, and material covering recent events: Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, the Palestinian unity deal between Fatah and Hamas, and ongoing Palestinian resistance, America’s Middle East policy, and the election of Trump.

​Cutting through layers of confused and inconsistent information, this new edition of The Palestine-Israel Conflict will clarify the ongoing struggle for all readers.

‘This superior and remarkably thorough, if brief, study of the Holy Land enigma is strongly recommended as an introduction.’ –Choice

‘a tour de force in the depth and breadth of its research and in its clarity.’ John K. Cooley, veteran foreign correspondent and author on the Middle East ‘an indispensable, basic introduction’ –Gabriel Kolko, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at York University in Toronto

‘Gregory Harms has taken an enormously complex issue and made it engagingly accessible. An intelligent, thoughtful and comprehensive introduction to a terribly and consistently misunderstood conflict.’ –Sara Roy, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

‘This work, written with a relaxed informality, is especially good at highlighting key issues. It will be helpful to students and to adult readers…’ -Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at Penn State University

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