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April Book Group - Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab Israeli Conflict by Amy Dockser Marcus
The author examines the history of the discord between Israel and Palestine. Though the conflict is traditionally traced to the British mandate (1920-1948) with the creation of the Israeli State, a new generation of scholars goes further back to the Ottoman period. Therefore, this text shows the reader a cosmopolitan city whose religious tolerance crumbled before the onset of Zionism and its corresponding nationalism on both sides. The author posits that the conflict could have been resolved were it not for the onset of WWI. The year, 1913, was when the Zionist congress wanted to build a future State with Hebrew labor, not Arab labor. During that year the Arab Syrian Congress met to declare unity as a response to the encroaching European Zionist movement. PULITZER PRIZE WINNING REPORTER AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Apr 12, 2023 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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