The Arab-Israeli War since 1948

Alex Woolf, 1964-

Book - 2012

Discusses the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, covering the main events, significant leaders, strategies, and the consequences, and includes a chronology of the major wars of the conflict.

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Living through
Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library c2012.
Ed. 1.
Physical Description
80 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 76-78) and index.
Main Author
Alex Woolf, 1964- (-)
  • Causes of the conflict (1897-1947)
  • The first war and the founding of Israel (1947-9)
  • The Suez crisis
  • The Six-Day War and the rise of the PLO (1963-74)
  • The Yom Kippur War (1967-79)
  • Operations in Lebanon (1978-82)
  • The first intifada (1987-93)
  • Moves towards peace (1988-2000)
  • The second intifada (2000-5)
  • The conflict continues (2006-10)
  • What have we learned?
  • Timeline.
Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-This set summarizes events in major conflicts using brief first-person accounts, sidebars, short biographies, color and archival photos, maps, and other graphics. While most of these wars are independent of one another, some do cover overlapping time periods and therefore these titles do duplicate information. The authors' presentations of these conflicts are balanced, with views from multiple perspectives. They don't shy away from the more gruesome and shameful events, such as the Holocaust, the My Lai massacre, and Abu Ghraib. There is also some coverage of antiwar movements and the lives of noncombatants. It is refreshing to find some wars that traditionally receive less coverage included in this series. These volumes should be useful for report writers and satisfying to curious readers. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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