Subject: History / Middle East / Israel & Palestine

Subject: History / Middle East / Israel & Palestine

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Little Common Ground

|9780822985280|Arab Agriculture and Jewish Settlement in Palestine, 1920-1948|Arabs and Jews have disputed the ancient lands of Palestine since the late nineteenth century, when Jews began emigrating there, buying land, and establishing farms, settlements, and businesses. In this book, Kamen examines the structure of Arab Palestine between the two world wars. He contrasts British and Israeli analyses against real world social and economic conditions of rural Arab society.| Charles S. Kamen|| History / General History / Middle East / Israel & Palestine

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Between Ruin and Restoration

|9780822962229|An Environmental History of Israel| The environmental history of Israel is as intriguing and complex as the nation itself. Situated on a mere 8,630 square miles, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf, varying from desert to forest, Israel’s natural environment presents innumerable challenges to its growing population. The country’s conflicted past and present, diverse religions, and multitude of cultural influences powerfully affect the way Israelis imagine, question, and shape their environment. Zionism, from the late nineteenth onward, has tempered nearly every aspect of human existence. Scarcities of usable land and water coupled with border conflicts and regional hostilities…

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