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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (131 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Dockser Marcus, Joyce Bean Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the genesis of one of the greatest political struggles of our time

Searching for the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, historians for years focused on the British Mandate period (1920–1948). Amy Dockser Marcus, however, demonstrates that the bloody struggle for power actually started much earlier, when Jerusalem was still part of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Zionism and Arab nationalism laid the groundwork for the battles that would continue to rage nearly a century later.

1913 was the crucial year for these conflicts—the year that the Palestinians held the First Arab Congress and the first time that secret peace talks were held between Zionists and Palestinians. World War I, however, interrupted these peace efforts.

Dockser Marcus traces these dramatic times through the lives of a handful of the city’s leading citizens as they struggle to survive. A current events must-read in our ongoing efforts to understand the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stanislav Sokolenko | 2/13/2014

    " Interesting for the vast amount of primary sources cited but too editorialised to be taken at face value. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by T.r. Sune | 12/2/2013

    " I obviously enjoy the story of the conflict between the Arabs and the Jews is , but I fancy the vividness of the author's description of Jerusalem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by James Kim | 11/21/2013

    " Focuses on the Ottoman empire's time controlling Jerusalem. Explores how political and social divides started between Arabs and Jews in early 20th century Jerusalem. Interesting general read, not propaganda. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angela | 10/30/2013

    " Great topic... but jumps around a lot and can be hard to follow. "

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About the Author

Amy Dockser Marcus is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal who was based in Israel as the paper’s Middle East correspondent from 1991 to 1998. She was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting. She lives in Massachusetts.