Arab-Israeli Wars

Rose, Gideon
January 1996
Reader's Companion to Military History;1996, p26
Book Chapter
The extension of European nationalism to Jews yielded Zionism, a movement to re-create a Jewish nation in the lands of the Bible. The Arab world strongly opposed this development, however, and when the British decided to disregard their role in the Arab-Israeli conflict in 1947-1948, the stage was set for a direct confrontation. The United Nations proposed the creation of both a Jewish and an Arab state in Palestine, but the Arabs refused. When the state of Israel was proclaimed in May 1948, forces from the surrounding countries attacked together. Ironically, for all their military success against Arab armies, in the late 1980s, the Israelis found themselves at a loss when confronted with the spontaneous uprising of Palestinian civilians known as the Intifada. The signing of the Declaration of Principles in 1993 inaugurated a new era of relations between Israelis and Palestinians, followed in 1994 by the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty.


Related Articles

  • PEACE OPERATIONS AS AN INSTRUMENT OF U.S. POLICY. Hughes, Arthur // Foreign Service Journal;May2006, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p50 

    The article reports on the creation of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) as a mechanism for implementing peace agreements in the Middle East. The MFO can be a model for a foreign policy tool. It played a partnership role in helping to build confidence, stability and peace between Egypt...

  • An Envoy, Not A 'Prophet' Peraino, Kevin // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);7/18/2005 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 146 Issue 3, p50 

    Presents an interview with Middle East envoy James Wolfensohn. Comments from Wolfensohn on the atmosphere at the Group of 8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland following the terrorist attacks in London; Question of whether aid money to Palestine will go directly to the government or funneled through...

  • The International Community's Policy Options in the Middle East. Gärber, Andrä // Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics & Culture;2007, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p49 

    The article focuses on the international Middle East policy options towards the political conflicts in the Middle East. The Arab-Israeli Madrid Peace Process was revived due to the increasing conflict between Israel and Palestine. These policy options aimed to create a Road Map for peace which...

  • Views from the Far East on Middle East Peace. Nagaoka, Kansuke // Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics & Culture;2007, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p64 

    The article presents a perspective on the role of Japan in solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Japan has contributed to the Middle East peace process mainly through its economic contributions. Furthermore, the Japanese government has extended as much as $870 million to the Palestinian people.

  • The Role of the International Community.  // Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics & Culture;2007, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p69 

    The article presents a discussion regarding the issue on the role of the international community to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It has been noted that the lack of intervention of the international community could bring not just a negative impression but an indirect way of influencing the...

  • Global Leaders Call for Action on Arab-Israeli Settlement.  // Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics & Culture;2007, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p124 

    The article presents a documented demand from global leaders regarding the conflict between Arab countries and Israel. It requests for goals that would promote security between the two parties and would recognize the statehood of Israel. It likewise believes that an international conference that...

  • Peace Building in Violent Conflict: Israeli-Palestinian Post-Oslo People-to-People Activities. Maoz, Ifat // International Journal of Politics, Culture & Society;2004, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p563 

    This article deals with peace-building activities in the context of the intractable conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Scores of people-to-people projects were conducted after the September 1993 signing of the Oslo peace accords, but these projects did not seem to prevent the collapse...

  • YES PM: Years of Experience in Strategies for Peace Making. Baskin, Gershon; Al-Qaq, Zakaria // International Journal of Politics, Culture & Society;2004, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p543 

    From the signing of the Oslo Peace Accords in September 2000 to the eruption of Al Aqsa intifada in September 2000, the international community allocated an estimated $20�25 million for people-to-people (P2P) projects. Since September 2000, almost all P2P projects came to a halt. Many...

  • Palestinian and Israeli Cooperation in Environmental Work During the �Peace Era�. Chaitin, Julia; Obeidi, Fida; Adwan, Sami; Bar-On, Dan // International Journal of Politics, Culture & Society;2004, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p523 

    This article presents a report summarizing a pilot study conducted by the Israeli-Palestinian research team of the Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME). Sixteen Israeli and twelve Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that were engaged in cooperative work were analyzed...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics