By Elmer Berger

"This is a piece of real discovery that makes use of either the equipment and resources of great scholarship.  it's a worthy addition to the 'new considering' in regards to the heart East, [although] there are numerous who will refute its contribution with no lots as a look at its first web page since it was once written through Elmer Berger.  The loss is theirs.  Who will achieve are these, like Berger himself, with an open brain and a willingness to familiarize yourself with new views on an historic controversy."--From the Foreword via Don Peretz, professor of political technology, SUNY-Binghamton

At the outset of the 1949 armistice negotiations among Israel and its Arab associates, performing UN mediator Ralph Bunche expressed his desire that the talks might "chart the line to a peace for Palestine," an end result it sounds as if as elusive at the present time as while he spoke these phrases greater than 40 years ago.

 Perhaps the main major element of this meticulously documented research of these negotiations is its relevance for modern headlines.  bearing on the proposals and counterproposals, the conspiracies and gear performs to present-day Israeli and center East regulations, Berger means that the elemental negotiating innovations of the most avid gamers have endured nearly unchanged into the current, a "near stress" that has defeated all efforts to accomplish peace within the center East's vital conflict.  

 Berger is a debatable rabbi, an avowed anti-Zionist who proves himself able to interpreting hugely flammable concerns and occasions with objectivity, perception, and rigorous scholarship.   Drawing upon newly published fabric from respectable Israeli and U.S. files, Berger manages to color either the massive photograph and the telling detail--the frustrations of the conscientious and hugely revered Bunche, the pathetically unprepared Arab negotiators, the well-informed Israeli diplomats, the intrigue of the Israel-Transjordan alliance.  

 The paintings will serve critical observers of the lengthy clash over Palestine as a advisor to acceptable overseas legislation and to the attitudes and negotiating guidelines of the international locations involved. 

Elmer Berger has for twenty-five years been president of yankee Jewish possible choices to Zionism, Inc., and has written and edited a few books on Judaism and Jewish nationalism.

At the outset of the 1949 armistice negotiations among Israel and its Arab buddies, performing UN mediator Ralph Bunche expressed his wish that the talks might "chart the line to a peace for Palestine," an consequence it seems that as elusive this day as whilst he spoke these phrases greater than 40 years ago.

 Perhaps the main major point of this meticulously documented research of these negotiations is its relevance for modern headlines.  pertaining to the proposals and counterproposals, the conspiracies and tool performs to present-day Israeli and center East guidelines, Berger means that the elemental negotiating concepts of the most avid gamers have endured virtually unchanged into the current, a "near stress" that has defeated all efforts to accomplish peace within the center East's valuable conflict.  

 Berger is a arguable rabbi, an avowed anti-Zionist who proves himself able to reading hugely flammable concerns and occasions with objectivity, perception, and rigorous scholarship.   Drawing upon newly published fabric from reliable Israeli and U.S. data, Berger manages to color either the massive photo and the telling detail--the frustrations of the conscientious and hugely revered Bunche, the pathetically unprepared Arab negotiators, the well-informed Israeli diplomats, the intrigue of the Israel-Transjordan alliance.  

 The paintings will serve severe observers of the lengthy clash over Palestine as a advisor to appropriate overseas legislation and to the attitudes and negotiating regulations of the international locations involved. 

Elmer Berger has for twenty-five years been president of yank Jewish choices to Zionism, Inc., and has written and edited a couple of books on Judaism and Jewish nationalism.

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Jerusalem was to be part of the Arab territory. Map 3 makes an interesting comparison with the 1947 UN recommendation and has a bearing on the armistice negotiations following the first Arab-Israeli war. The Jewish Agency-Zionist 1946 proposal was motivated by several pragmatic considerations. In 1946 a joint Anglo-American committee had submitted to the British and American governments a recommendation for the immediate admission into Palestine of 100,000 Jewish survivors of Hitler's savagery.

DON PERETZ, PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, SUNY-BINGHAMTON Page xiii Preface Recently declassified documents from Israeli and Zionist archives provide fresh insights into the early years of the ongoing dispute over the future political conformation of Palestine, Israel, and the Palestinian people. The following volume analyses those documents that cover the 194849 armistice negotiations between Israel and the then-belligerent Arab states. S. attitudes and policies cited from the volumes of Foreign Relations of the United States for those years.

He displayed less equivocation than could be implied in the growing support for partition as an expedient for resolving the Zionist-Arab problem within Palestine. The Balfour Declaration, he declared, "was the source of all the trouble. . It was the greatest mistake in Britain's imperial history. . "6 The Arabs were unified in their opposition to the proposed Jewish commonwealth. S. policy makers there were those who saw such an entity, with a constituency of Western Jews (most of whom had come from eastern and central Europe) as a potential ally against the "irresponsible, eastern" Arab regimes.

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