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The Gun And The Olive Branch

Author : David Hirst
ISBN : 0571219454
Genre : Arab-Israeli conflict
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'An epic tale . . . told relentlessly well. If you want to read a serious account of the price of Zionism, and a sobering review of Israel's new role as conqueror and occupier, then Hirst is your man.' Christopher Hitchens A myth-breaking general history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, The Gun and the Olive Branch traces events right back to the 1880s to show how Arab violence, although often cruel and fanatical, is a response to the challenge of repeated aggression. Banned from six Arab countries, kidnapped twice, David Hirst, former Middle East correspondent of the Guardian, is the ideal chronicler of this terrible and seemingly insoluble conflict. The new edition of this 'definitive' (Irish Times) study brings the story right up to date. Amongst the many topics that are subjected to Hirst's piercing analysis are: the Oslo peace process, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the destabilising effect of Jewish settlement in the territories, the second Intifada and the terrifying rise of the suicide bombers, the growing power of the Israel lobby - Jewish and Christian fundamentalist - in the United States, the growth of dissent in Israel and among sections of America's Jewish population, the showdown between Sharon and Arafat and the spectre of nuclear catastrophe that threatens to destroy the region. '[Hirst's] peerless reporting has earned him curses, expulsion and respect in virtually every country in the region.' Guardian
Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

The Plo Under Arafat

Author : Shaul Mishal
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081720117
Genre : Arab-Israeli conflict
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Analyzes the policy and positions of the PLO, explains why its diplomatic successes have not led to territorial gain, and evaluates 'Arafat's leadership
Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

My Olive Branch

Author : Adonica Schultz Aune
ISBN : 9781483691671
Genre : Fiction
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My Olive Branch is a fictional adventure of cultural confl ict and values where a white middle class young woman, Susan Schultz, fi nds that having a biracial child complicates her life. Added to the racial confl ict are the religious issues involved as Susan is Christian and the father, Ali, of her child is Moslem. While still bound to her own values and traditions, Susan becomes culturally curious. More controversy arises when Susan falls in love with Jacob, a young man of her own culture. Susan then discovers that her daughter, Olivia, is extremely gifted and becomes famous enough to attract real danger. See how Susan sorts out her inner feelings to overcome her challenges and real life perils.
Category: Fiction

The Olive Branch

Author : O. P. Mitchell
ISBN : UCAL:$B28525
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans

The Olive Branch

Author : T. J. Cook
ISBN : HARVARD:32044077918811
Genre : Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied
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Category: Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied

The New Olive Branch

Author : T. J. Cook
ISBN : CHI:20430068
Genre : Anthems
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Category: Anthems

Beware Of Small States

Author : David Hirst
ISBN : 9780571258680
Genre : Political Science
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'Beware of Small States' wrote Mikhail Bukanin in 1870. He could have meant Lebanon: a sectarian state no bigger than Wales that has become battleground for one of the defining conflicts of twentieth-century history. Throughout its short existence, it has been attacked, invaded, occupied or interfered with to serve the political interests of foreign powers, resulting a series of devastating wars and crises. To understand Lebanon's history is to understand the history of the entire region - and, with the rise of Hizbullah, it has come to assume a disproportionate, dangerous power of its own. Iran and Israel now face each other in the hills of south Lebanon. David Hirst, author of The Gun and the Olive Branch, is a hugely respected commentator on the Arab-Israeli crisis. In a masterly narrative, he gives a much-needed, comprehensive history of the country and its conflicts, culminating with the recent war in Gaza and its fallout in Lebanon. Powerful and often moving, Beware of Small States is a magisterial book, essential reading for understanding Lebanon or the current political climate of the Middle East.
Category: Political Science

The Olive Branch

Author : Mathew Carey
ISBN : PRNC:32101023476243
Genre : Political parties
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The War Of The Rebellion

Author : United States. War Dept
ISBN : PSU:000007608728
Genre : Confederate States of America
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Official records produced by the armies of the United States and the Confederacy, and the executive branches of their respective governments, concerning the military operations of the Civil War, and prisoners of war or prisoners of state. Also annual reports of military departments, calls for troops, correspondence between national and state governments, correspondence between Union and Confederate officials. The final volume includes a synopsis, general index, special index for various military divisions, and background information on how these documents were collected and published. Accompanied by an atlas.
Category: Confederate States of America

Children Of The Stone

Author : Sandy Tolan
ISBN : 9781608198177
Genre : History
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It is an unlikely story. Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child from a Palestinian refugee camp, confronts an occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then, through his charisma and persistence, inspires others to work with him to make that dream real. The dream: a school to transform the lives of thousands of children--as Ramzi's life was transformed--through music. Musicians from all over the world came to help. A violist left the London Symphony Orchestra, in part to work with Ramzi at his new school. Daniel Barenboim, the eminent Israeli conductor, invited Ramzi to join his West Eastern Divan Orchestra, which he founded with the late Palestinian intellectual, Edward Said. Since then the two have played together frequently. Children of the Stone chronicles Ramzi's journey--from stone thrower to music student to school founder--and shows how through his love of music he created something lasting and beautiful in a land torn by violence and war. This is a story about the power of music, but also about freedom and conflict, determination and vision. It's a vivid portrait of life amid checkpoints and military occupation, a growing movement of nonviolent resistance, the prospects of musical collaboration across the Israeli-Palestinian divide, and the potential of music to help children everywhere see new possibilities for their lives.
Category: History

Jerusalem Or Death

Author : Samuel M. Katz
ISBN : 0822540339
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Surveys historical and current events in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, within the disputed areas and beyond, including the origins, goals, and activities of the major movements and groups.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sayyid Qutb

Author : James Toth
ISBN : 9780199969609
Genre : Religion
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Sayyid Qutb is widely considered the guiding intellectual of radical Islam, with a direct line connecting him to Osama bin Laden. But Qutb has too often been treated maliciously or reductively-"the Philosopher of Islamic Terror," as Paul Berman famously put it in the New York Times Magazine. James Toth offers an even-handed account of Sayyid Qutb and shows him to be a much more complex figure than the many one-dimensional portraits would have us believe. Qutb first gained notice as a novelist, literary critic, and poet but then turned to religious and political criticism aimed at the Egyptian government and Muslims he deemed insufficiently pious. After a two-year sojourn in the U.S., he returned to Egypt even more radicalized and joined the Muslim Brotherhood, eventually taking charge of its propaganda operation. When Brotherhood members were accused of assassinating Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, the group was outlawed and Qutb imprisoned. He was executed in 1966, becoming the first martyr to the Islamist cause. Using an analytical approach that investigates without passing judgment, Toth traces the life and thought of Qutb, giving attention not only to his well-known Signposts on the Road, but also to his less-studied works like Social Justice in Islam and his 30-volume Qur'anic commentary, In the Shade of the Qur'an. Toth's aim is to give Qutb's ideas a fair hearing, to measure their impact, and to treat him like other intellectuals who inspire revolutions, however unpopular they may be. In offering a more nuanced account of Qutb, one that moves beyond the cartoonish depictions of him as the evil genius lurking behind today's terrorists, Sayyid Qutb deepens our understanding of a central figure of radical Islam and, indeed, our understanding of radical Islam itself.
Category: Religion

The Global Offensive

Author : Paul Thomas Chamberlin
ISBN : 9780199977116
Genre : History
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On March 21, 1968, Yasir Arafat and his guerrillas made the fateful decision to break with conventional guerrilla tactics, choosing to stand and fight an Israeli attack on the al-Karama refugee camp in Jordan. They suffered terrible casualties, but they won a stunning symbolic victory that transformed Arafat into an Arab hero and allowed him to launch a worldwide campaign, one that would reshape Cold War diplomacy and revolutionary movements everywhere. In The Global Offensive, historian Paul Thomas Chamberlin offers new insights into the rise of the Palestine Liberation Organization in its full international context. After defeat in the 1967 war, the crushing of a guerrilla campaign on the West Bank, and the attack on al-Karama, Arafat and his fellow guerilla fighters opened a global offensive aimed at achieving national liberation for the Palestinian people. In doing so, they reinvented themselves as players on the world stage, combining controversial armed attacks, diplomacy, and radical politics. They forged a network of nationalist revolutionaries, making alliances with South African rebels, Latin American insurrectionists, and Vietnamese Communists. They persuaded the United Nations to take up their agenda, and sent Americans and Soviets scrambling as these stateless forces drew new connections across the globe. "The Vietnamese and Palestinian people have much in common," General Vo Nguyen Giap would tell Arafat, "just like two people suffering from the same illness." Richard Nixon's views mirrored Giap's: "You cannot separate what happens to America in Vietnam from the Mideast or from Europe or any place else." Deftly argued and based on extensive new research, The Global Offensive will change the way we think of the history of not only the PLO, but also the Cold War and international relations since.
Category: History

The Origins Of Alliances

Author : Stephen M. Walt
ISBN : 9780801469985
Genre : Political Science
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How are alliances made? In this book, Stephen M. Walt makes a significant contribution to this topic, surveying theories of the origins of international alliances and identifying the most important causes of security cooperation between states. In addition, he proposes a fundamental change in the present conceptions of alliance systems. Contrary to traditional balance-of-power theories, Walt shows that states form alliances not simply to balance power but in order to balance threats. Walt begins by outlining five general hypotheses about the causes of alliances. Drawing upon diplomatic history and a detailed study of alliance formation in the Middle East between 1955 and 1979, he demonstrates that states are more likely to join together against threats than they are to ally themselves with threatening powers. Walt also examines the impact of ideology on alliance preferences and the role of foreign aid and transnational penetration. His analysis show, however, that these motives for alignment are relatively less important. In his conclusion, he examines the implications of "balance of threat" for U.S. foreign policy.
Category: Political Science

One Country

Author : Ali Abunimah
ISBN : 9781429936842
Genre : History
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A provocative approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—one state for two peoples—that is sure to touch nerves on all sides The Israeli-Palestinian war has been called the world's most intractable conflict. It is by now a commonplace that the only way to end the violence is to divide the territory in two, and all efforts at a resolution have come down to haggling over who gets what: Will Israel hand over 90 percent of the West Bank or only 60 percent? Will a Palestinian state include any part of Jerusalem? Clear-eyed, sharply reasoned, and compassionate, One Country proposes a radical alternative: to revive an old and neglected idea of one state shared by two peoples. Ali Abunimah shows how the two are by now so intertwined—geographically and economically—that separation cannot lead to the security Israelis need or the rights Palestinians must have. He reveals the bankruptcy of the two-state approach, takes on the objections and taboos that stand in the way of a binational solution, and demonstrates that sharing the territory will bring benefits for all. The absence of other workable options has only lead to ever greater extremism; it is time, Abunimah suggests, for Palestinians and Israelis to imagine a different future and a different relationship.
Category: History

Momma S Olive Branch

Author : Elizabeth Tisdale Armstrong
ISBN : 9781469103518
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mommas Olive Branch is a true story about a familys struggle with illness and death. The author tells the tale through her own eyes about how cancer and diabetes take the lives of her parents, leaving her and two younger brothers to cope with life on their own. The story is full of rich descriptions and details as it takes readers on a young girls journey to adulthood, with all the trials and tribulations she must face. The story is fi lled with messages of hope and inspiration for readers, that death is not a fi nal ending, and love can help anyone through difficult times. For more info see elizabethtisdalearmstrong.com
Category: Biography & Autobiography