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One Palestine, complete : Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate / Tom Segev ; translated by Haim Watzman.

Author/Creator:
Segev, Tom, 1945-
Standardized Title:
Yeme ha-kalaniyot. English
Edition:
1st American ed.
Publication:
New York : Metropolitan Books, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 612 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Jews -- Palestine -- History -- 20th century.
Palestine -- History -- 1917-1948.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Palestine.
Palestine -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Summary:
Journalist Segev explores the dramatic period before the creation of the state of Israel, when Britain ruled over "one Palestine, complete" (as noted in the receipt signed by the High Commissioner) and when its promise to both Jews and Arabs that they would inherit the land set in motion the conflict that haunts the region to this day. Drawing on untapped archival materials, Segev reconstructs a tumultuous era (1917 to 1948) of limitless possibilities and tragic missteps. He tracks the steady advance of Jews and Arabs toward confrontation and puts forward a radical new argument: that the British, far from being pro-Arab, as commonly thought, consistently favored the Zionist position, and did so out of the mistaken -- and anti-Semitic -- belief that Jews turned the wheels of history.
Contents:
Introduction: Until we meet again
Khalil al-Sakakini receives a visitor
"A contract with Jewry"
Self-service
Ego versus ego
Between Mohammed and Mr. Cohen
Nebi Musa, 1920
A steady gaze and a firm jaw
Jaffa, 1921
Culture wars
Yefim Gordin comes to Palestine
A new man
Negotiations with friends
The nerves of Jerusalem
Hebron, 1929
Breakfast at Chequers
Hamlet in Bir Zeit
Khalil al-Sakakini builds a home
Made in Palestine
The story of a donkey
Ireland in Palestine
Hunting season
"Give me a country without wars"
The last salute.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [521]-599) and index.
Contributor:
Watzman, Haim, translator.
ISBN:
0805048480 (hb)
OCLC:
43952046
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