1948; Re-birth of Israel - pivotal issues/conflicts to date.

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict:  The Palestine War 1948
1.  The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Palestine War 1948 by Efraim Karsh
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  "Priceless, concise study of the Arab-Israeli conflict surrounding the re-birth of the Jewish State."
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Exodus 1947: The Ship That Launched a Nation
2.  Exodus 1947: The Ship That Launched a Nation by Ruth Gruber
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  "Excellent account of the 4,500 Holocaust survivors and their attempts to enter "British-Occupied Palestine" prior to the re-birth of Israel."
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O Jerusalem!
3.  O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins
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  "Excellent account which even documents the major players in the historic events of the day. Highly recommended."
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Arafat's War: The Man and His Battle for Israeli Conquest
4.  Arafat's War: The Man and His Battle for Israeli Conquest by Efraim Karsh
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  "Arafat exposed. Excellent in-depth study of how Arafat has manipulated the ongoing 'peace process' and betrayed his own people and Israel. Highly recommended."
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Israel: Life in the Shadow of Terror
5.  Israel: Life in the Shadow of Terror by Nechemia Coopersmith
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  "Powerful Study Of Life Under A 'Siege Of Terrorism'."
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The Case for Israel
6.  The Case for Israel by Alan M. Dershowitz
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  "Sanity amidst the current propaganda. How the conflict has been distorted and how the ever present hatred of the Jews has increased beyond measure."
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From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict over Palestine
7.  From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict over Palestine by Joan Peters
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  "Brilliant study of the roots of the current problem, which did not start in 1948, 1967 or with the "intifadas". Highly recommended."
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The Battle for Jerusalem
8.  The Battle for Jerusalem by Mordekhai Gur
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  "Brilliant first hand account of the battle which resulted in the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War of 1967."
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Forgotten Millions: The Modern Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands
9.  Forgotten Millions: The Modern Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands by Malka H. Shulewitz
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  "The ethnic cleansing of the Jews from the surrounding Arab world and their assimilation into the reborn Jewish State of Israel."
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Exile and Return: The Struggle for a Jewish Homeland
10.  Exile and Return: The Struggle for a Jewish Homeland by Martin Gilbert
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  "The Jews, their history & their return to their Land. Sir Martin Gilbert does it again. Excellent book."
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Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century
11.  Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century by Martin Gilbert
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  "Sir Martin Gilbert provides an excellent study on Jerusalem in the twentieth century. Probably the best of it's kind available."
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The Routledge Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Routledge Historical Atlases)
12.  The Routledge Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Routledge Historical Atlases) by Martin Gilbert
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  "Priceless reference that provides an essential historical context to the conflict."
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Dangers of a Palestinian State
13.  Dangers of a Palestinian State by Raphael Israeli
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  "In depth study of the strategic dangers to the existence of the Jewish state of Israel.  A gripping read! Review written."
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Battleground: Fact & Fantasy in Palestine
14.  Battleground: Fact & Fantasy in Palestine by Samuel Katz
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  "Blows the proponents of propaganda completely out of the water. Highly recommended."
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The Arab-Israeli Wars: War and Peace in the Middle East from the War of Independence through Lebanon
15.  The Arab-Israeli Wars: War and Peace in the Middle East from the War of Independence through Lebanon by Chaim Herzog
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  "Excellent one volume study of the Israeli-Arab conflicts. Very well written and commendably detailed."
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Operation Peace for Galilee: Israeli/Palestine Liberation Organization War in Lebanon
16.  Operation Peace for Galilee: Israeli/Palestine Liberation Organization War in Lebanon by Richard A. Gabriel
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  "Brilliant objective study of Israeli-PLO conflict in Lebanon."
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The War of Atonement: The Inside Story of the Yom Kippur War
17.  The War of Atonement: The Inside Story of the Yom Kippur War by Chaim Herzog
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  "Excellent, but sobering read of a pivotal conflict."
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Fabricating Israeli History: The 'New Historians' (Israeli History, Politics and Society)
18.  Fabricating Israeli History: The 'New Historians' (Israeli History, Politics and Society) by Efraim Karsh
The list author says:
  "Shows how the "new historians" have tried to re-write history and de-legitimise the Jewish people & their nation. An essential study."
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The Claim of Dispossession: Jewish Land-Settlement and the Arabs, 1878-1948
19.  The Claim of Dispossession: Jewish Land-Settlement and the Arabs, 1878-1948 by Aryeh L. Avneri
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  "Well-documented book lays bare the false claim that Jewish "settlers" dispossessed Arab people from their land in Palestine."
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Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
20.  Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren
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  "Excellent, well documented study without which any history of the region would be incomplete."
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Israel: A History
21.  Israel: A History by Martin Gilbert
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  "Superbly presented historical study of the Jewish state with effect from 1948."
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The Everlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad
22.  The Everlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad by Hal Lindsey
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  "The underlying hatred which forms the basis for the ongoing conflict."
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Israel at the Crossroads: Fifty Years and Counting
23.  Israel at the Crossroads: Fifty Years and Counting by David Dolan
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  "A remarkable insight into Israel's first fifty years by a correspondent based in Jerusalem."
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The Siege: The Saga of Israel and Zionism
24.  The Siege: The Saga of Israel and Zionism by Conor Cruise O'Brien
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  "Experienced historian and former UN diplomat recounts how Israel has been subjected to a siege since it's rebirth in 1948. Author once sat at UN as Irish delegate, between Iraq and Israel. Recommended"
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