By Efraim Karsh
The 1947 UN answer to partition Palestine irrevocably replaced the political panorama of the center East, giving upward thrust to 6 full-fledged wars among Arabs and Jews, numerous armed clashes, blockades, and terrorism, in addition to a profound shattering of Palestinian Arab society. Its origins, and that of the broader Arab-Israeli clash, are deeply rooted in Jewish-Arab disagreement and appropriation in Palestine. however the remoted events of violence throughout the British Mandate period (1920–48) recommend that most of Palestinian Arabs yearned to reside and thrive lower than peaceable coexistence with the evolving Jewish nationwide company. So what used to be the true reason for the breakdown in kinfolk among the 2 communities?
In this courageous and groundbreaking e-book, Efraim Karsh tells the tale from either the Arab and Jewish views. He argues that from the early Twenties onward, a corrupt and extremist management labored towards disposing of the Jewish nationwide revival and keeping its personal pursuits. Karsh has mined a number of the Western, Soviet, UN, and Israeli records declassified over the last decade, in addition to unexpected Arab assets, to bare what occurred behind the curtain on either Palestinian and Jewish facets. it really is an arresting tale of gentle political and diplomatic maneuvering via best figures—Ben Gurion, Hajj Amin Husseini, Abdel Rahman Azzam, King Abdullah, Bevin, and Truman —over the years prime as much as partition, throughout the slide to struggle and its enduring consequences. Palestine Betrayed is very important interpreting for knowing the starting place of disputes that stay the most important today.