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The Balfour Declaration: the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict

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New York : Random House, c2010.
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xxix, 432 pages, [8] pages of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
956.04 S358 2010
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956.04 S358 2010
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award

Issued in London in 1917, the Balfour Declaration was one of the key documents of the twentieth century. It committed Britain to supporting the establishment in Palestine of “a National Home for the Jewish people,” and its reverberations continue to be felt to this day. Now the entire fascinating story of the document is revealed in this impressive work of modern history.

With new material retrieved from historical archives, Jonathan Schneer recounts in dramatic detail the public and private fight for a small strip of land in the Middle East, a battle that started when the Ottoman Empire took Germany’s side in World War I. The key players in this conflict are rendered in nuanced and detailed relief: Sharif Hussein, the Arab leader who secretly sought British support; Chaim Weizmann, the Zionist folks-mensch who charmed British high society; T. E. Lawrence, the legendary British officer who “set the desert on fire” for the Arabs; and the other generals and prime ministers, soldiers and negotiators, who shed blood and cut deals to grab or give away the precious land.

A book crucial to understanding the Middle East as it is today, The Balfour Declaration is a riveting volume about the ancient faiths and timeless treacheries that continue to drive global events.
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Includes bibliographical references ([379]-416) and index.
National Jewish Book Awards winner.
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Schneer, J. (2010). The Balfour Declaration: the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict. New York: Random House.

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Schneer, Jonathan. 2010. The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. New York: Random House.

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Schneer, Jonathan, The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. New York: Random House, 2010.

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Schneer, Jonathan. The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. New York: Random House, 2010. Print.

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