Records of Dispossession: Palestinian Refugee Property and the Arab-Israeli Conflict


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Columbia University Press
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6.9 X 8.72 X 1.3 inches | 1.78 pounds

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About the Author

Michael R. Fischbach is professor of history at Randolph-Macon College. He specializes in land issues relating to Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians and is the author of State, Society, and Land in Jordan.


[Fischbach] presents the most detailed and extensive discussion of the issues related to Palestinian refugee property available to the public to date... The volume is an important guide to primary data and is itself a source of previously unpublished information concerning Palestinian refugee property and the compensation issue.--Don Peretz "Middle East Journal "
definitive work...this is an excellent book which contributes new data and insight into the land question in the early years of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict--Sally Bland "The Jordan Times "
This meticulously written book is the first of its kind to present a comprehensive description of the Palestinian refugee property issue. It is highly recommended... This book will no doubt form a basis for further research.--Daphne Tsimhoni, Hebrew University of Jerusalem "Digest of Middle East Studies "
Fischbach's work is a thorough academic research based on ample Israeli, Arab, U.N., and other primary sources.--Arnon Golan "Shofar "
This book is valuable and important in covering ground not investigated... and in offering readers access to materials largely unstudied.--Ylana N. Miller "American Historical Review "
The book will undoubtedly figure in discussions of the Palestinians' 'right of return.'--Publishers Weekly
Fischbach, a professor of history at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia, has stepped into this minefield with an important book.--The Canadian Jewish News
An important piece of revisionist history.--International Journal of Middle East Studies