Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993
Author: 
Publisher: 
Institute for Palestine Studies
Publication Year: 
1997
Language: 
English
Number of Pages: 
953
Abstract

This book spans an entire epoch in the history of the contemporary Palestinian national movement, from the establishment of Israel at the end of the British Mandate of Palestine in 1948, to the PLO-Israel accord of 1993. The book draws extensively on PLO archives, official publications and internal documents of the various guerrilla groups, and on over 400 interviews conducted by the author with PLO rank-and-file. Its span, primary sources, and conceptual framework make this the definitive work on the subject. This work was originally published in English as a copublication between the Institute for Palestine Studies and Oxford University.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Yezid Sayigh, a graduate of the American University of Beirut and London University, is assistant director of studies at the Center of International Studies, University of Cambridge. He was an adviser to the Palestinian delegation at the bilateral Middle East peace talks in 1991-1993 and subsequently to the Palestinian Authority.

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