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Israel, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Louise Chipley Slavicek; Series Editor: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.
  • From the Series: Creation of the Modern Middle East
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791097757
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9775-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 956
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128


Officially established by a 1948 United Nations mandate, which divided the area known as Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, the nation of Israel has remained steadfastly resilient in its short but tumultuous history. The U.N. partition greatly reduced the land held by the Palestinian Arabs and set in motion a series of conflicts between Israel and its border countries of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. Although Israel signed peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan in 1979 and 1994, respectively, its relationship with neighboring Lebanon and Syria continues to be strained due to those countries’ ties with the Islamic political party Hezbollah.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs and maps. Chronology and timeline. Bibliography. Web sites. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Louise Chipley Slavicek received her master’s degree in history from the University of Connecticut. She has written many articles on historical topics for young people’s magazines and is the author of 20 books for young adults.

Reviews and Awards

"...a comprehensive history...detailed and accurate..."

Jewish Book World

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