Israeli Scholar, Veteran Pens Study of Palestinian Incursions
Tel-Aviv, Israel - Shaul Bartal's nonfiction The Fedayeen Emerge: The Palestine-Israel Conflict, 1949-1956 (published by AuthorHouse) describes each community's struggle in the 1950's as another stage in the conflict between Jews and Muslims from the British Mandate to the present. It shows how the Palestinians recovered from the Naqba - the catastrophe - of Israel's creation in 1948 and continued the struggle.

"From the beginning of my studies at Bar Ilan University's Middle East Studies Department," Bartal writes, "I wanted to know why, after 64 years of a Jewish independent state, we still have a conflict with the descendants of the Palestinian population of the British Mandate. How did the conflict begin? Why were Jewish Israelis largely ignorant of it during the 1950s?"

An excerpt from The Fedayeen Emerge:

This book presents a pattern that characterized additional stages in the Israel-Arab struggle which were not researched in this study. This pattern presents the helplessness in the existence of the situation. On one side, there were thousands of surging infiltrators, mostly out of economic needs and the desire for revenge towards the State of Israel which fought them vigorously in order to determine its own fragile borders and in order to show them that the State of Israel did exist in fact in the Middle East despite the war filled with blood. On the other hand, these intensive activities lead in the end to exactly the opposite results of what was intended, dragging the Arab States, due to the pressure of the population, to adopt and make the infiltrations more effective.

Written by a recognized scholar and lecturer on the subject of Israel-Palestine relations, The Fedayeen Emerge tells the story of the Fedayeen in the 1950s, before the establishment of organizations like Fatah, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and others after the Suez War of 1956, and before the establishment of the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1964.

About the Author

Doctor Shaul Bartal, who holds a commission as a major in the Israel Defense Forces reserves, served extensively in various security capacities in Judea and Samaria, particularly in liaison and coordination with Palestine Authority security forces. He earned a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University (1995). He earned a second B.A. in Social Studies and Education from the Open University (1998). He successfully completed the direct track Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University (2006). Today he is a lecturer on Palestinian Affairs at Bar-Ilan University. He is a frequent guest lecturer on understanding Palestinian history, culture and society at military and police academies.

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Published Oct.7 2012 :

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