The Palestinian National Revival - In the Shadow of the Leadership Crisis 1937–1967
Publisher: Indiana University Press
A former Israeli intelligence officer offers a fresh understanding of the complex history and politics of the Middle East in this new analysis. In this book, Moshe Shemesh looks at the formative years of the Palestinian national 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.