The Palestinian National Revival

In the Shadow of the Leadership Crisis, 1937–1967

by Moshe Shemesh

Published by: Indiana University Press

340 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253036599
  • Published: September 2018

$50.00

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  • eBook
  • 9780253036629
  • Published: September 2018

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Former Israeli intelligence officer Moshe Shemesh offers a fresh understanding of the complex history and politics of the Middle East in this new analysis of the Palestinian national movement. Shemesh looks at the formative years of the movement that emerged following the 1948 War and traces the leaders, their objectives, and their weaknesses, fragmentation, and conflicts with their neighbors. He follows the formation of the Sons of Nakba, the establishment of Fatah, the reframing of Jordan as analogous with the Palestinian cause, and the creation of the Palestine Liberation Organization and its new expression of nationalism until the 1967 War. With unprecedented access to Arabic sources, Shemesh provides new perspectives on inter-Arab politics and the history of the intractable Arab-Israeli conflict.