Palestinians and Israel
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Byall accounts this time marks a fateful aiming point in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Palestinians and Israel gives a wide-ranging and penetrating analysis of the motivation ind aims of the protagonists to the Middle East struggles, with special reference to the Palestinians.The book consists of a series of chapters written over a period spanning the Six Day and Yom Kippur wars. Chapters deal with Zionism, Arab "anti-Semitism," and Arab psychology in military conflict; the text identifies a variety of "Palestinians" and their interests, describes the nature of the apparent and real demands of the Palestine Liberation Organization and its affiliates, and discusses their problems. Harkabi details the obstacles to peace, analyzes the effects of the Yom Kippur War and Egypt's apparent acceptance of a peaceful solution, and emphasizes that the Arab states nearest the conflict are forced to perpetuate it by the influence of those outside the arena.