It is a welcome discovery to come across a scholarly study of early American religious thought as it relates to the Middle East by a Syrian Arab Muslim.
Ron David begins Arabs and Israel for Beginners by explaining that he wants to let the reader know ''where his book is heading.
There has long been a need for a good general history of the Palestinians. Baruch Kimmerling and Joel Migdal help fill this gap with their excellent portrait of the past two centuries in Palestinian history.
Unsettled States, Disputed Lands: Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank-Gaza
Ian Lustick, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, has written a valuable study concerning the changing relationship of Britain to Ireland (1834-1922); France to Algeria (1936-62) and Israel to the Wes
Jerusalem and the people