Palestinians in Jerusalem and Jaffa, 1948: A Tale of Two Cities

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6.2 X 9.2 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Itamar Radai is academic director of the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation and a research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University.


"A new and pioneering work sheds light on these similar, yet different cities... a thorough, in-depth study of Palestinian society in an attempt to explain its debacle... a comprehensive picture based on a variety of sources... an account in which the abundance of details does not obscure the view of the general course of events... a rare scholarly achievement, particularly in the highly charged Middle Eastern atmosphere."

-Shlomo Avineri, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Friday, August 7, 2015 Haaretz

"Radai is to be congratulated for his readable, thought provoking, challenging, and sensitive study -- one that has been nicely translated from Hebrew by Haim Watzman, and includes good British-made maps of the period to guide readers. It is an interesting, exciting read."

- Matthew Hughes, Middle East Journal

"Dr. Radai's book is documented by valuable archival material from Israel and England, and also by contemporaneous Arabic and Hebrew press reports, and by about 200 published books in Arabic, Hebrew, and English--some of which are memoirs and eye-witness accounts of the events. All this documentation gives his book credibility as he follows the fighting in Jerusalem and Jaffa from day to day, sometimes from hour to hour, describing its happenings, its heroes and victims, and giving names of commanders and their strategies, and explaining the viewpoints and aims of politicians. His book is a good example of microhistory... this book is useful to all those interested in the Arab-Israeli conflict and in Palestinian studies."

- Issa J. Boullata, Professor at McGill University, Middle East Media and Book Reviews