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The Arabs in Israel Paperback – June 1, 1977

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Monthly Review Press; Updated edition (June 1, 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085345406X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0853454069
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,001,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, Arabic, Hebrew (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dena/Daniel Bugel-Shunra on November 10, 2010
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An overview of the first decades of the Zionist regime. The touches on the results of the ethnic cleansing of 1947-1949, the fate of the internally displaced persons, and decades of life under a military regime. From today's perspective, it looks like a grand rehearsal for the methods that were further sophisticated in the West Bank and Gaza after the 1967 war. This book really deals with the areas controlled by Israel since 1948 only, and is invaluable to people who believe that all that is needed for peace is a retreat from the territories occupied in 1967. The disenfranchisement of Israel's Palestinian citizens has not ended.
This book, originally written in Israel in Hebrew, makes extensive use of verifiable Hebrew sources. Israeli military censorship blocked its publication. In 1973, the author, now living in exile in Lebanon, rewrote and updated his book, and had it published in Arabic. This English version was made in 1976 by someone with no knowledge of Hebrew, and some Hebrew names are therefore mangled, which stands out to people who are used to Israeli sources, but must be understood, given the manner in which this book came into being.

The English version comes with an introduction by Noam Chomsky who, in 1976, sounded exactly like he sounds now, and believed a two-state solution was not only unavoidable, but imminent. This, too, is enlightening.

Having grown up in Israel and being well-read in its history, I found this book an invaluable addition to a chapter of its past that is hushed up and entirely unknown, inside Israel and outside of it.
(Review by Daniel)
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