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Britain And The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-51
Britain And The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-51
By Ilan Pappé
St. Martin's, 1988, 273 pp
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Israeli scholars have been successfully mining the British archives, as they are opened, for material on their country's origins and early years. This competent and mildly critical monograph on British policy covers the aftermath of the war of independence, the futile peace efforts of the Palestine Conciliation Commission, the emergence of the refugee problem, and especially the metamorphosis of Transjordan into Jordan by annexation of the West Bank and the secret negotiations between King Abdullah and Israel.