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First posted on July 5th 2002, last revised on March 28th 2007

Until 1917, Palestine was a term of historical geography. The British in 1917 assumed the administration of the British Mandate of Palestine, with the administration of which they were charged by the League of Nations in 1923.
In 1947 the General Assembly of the United Nations approved a plan to partition Palestine into a Jewish State of Israel and an Arab State of Palestine, effective in 1948. Upon the proclamation of the State of Israel, the First Israeli-Arab War broke out. Acting partially upon the advice of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and other Arab leaders, partially in response to Israeli acts of terror (Deir Yassin), a significant number of Palestinians left the country and moved into an exile, which in contrast to the expectations of many was not temporary.
The remainder of the Palestinian population was split into two, an Palestinian-Arab minority within the new state of Israel, and the Palestinian population in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, (from 1948 to 1967 under the administration of Jordan, and in the Gaza Strip, from 1948 to 1967 administrated by Egypt.

For the history of Israel click Israel.

Neither Israel's Arab neighbours, nor most Palestinians were willing to accept the political tatus quo. In 1964 the PLO was founded.
In 1967 Israel was victorious in the Six Days War and proceeded to occupy the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. When King Hussein of Jordan in 1988 ceded Jordan's claim on the West Bank, the PLO / Palestinian National Authority became the partner with whom Israel had to negotiate. Also in 1988, Yasir Arafat, head to the PLO, recognized Israel's right to exist. Since, repeated attempts have been made to bring about a negotiated solution to the conflict, with only partial successes. In September 2005 Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip

Historical Atlas, Palestine Page

Students' Paper : Choi, Jungyun, The Political Structure of the Continuation of the Israeli-Palestine Conflict (2008)

Organizations Institute for Palestine Studies
Muwatin. The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy
Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations
Badil, Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
Palestine Exploration Fund

Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
on Palestine survey of bibliographies
bibliographic database
general bibliographies pp.212-292 in N.Y. and L.A. Nazzal, Historical Dictionary of Palestine, Lanham MD : Scarecrow 1997, KMLA Library R 956.94 N337h
Thomsen, Die Palästina-Literatur; eine internationale Bibliographie in systematischer Ordnung mit Autoren- und Sachregister, 1908, IA
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies I. Nakhieh, Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem : Bibliography
C. Lehmann, Roman Palestine : Bibliography
Birzeit University, Law and Society in Palestine
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Center for the Study of Christianity, A Bibliography on Christianity in Palestine/Eretz Israel
Simon Wiesenthal Center, Immigration to Palestine Bibliography
Women in Palestine Bibliography
Archaeological Bibliography : Israel
Swedish Archaeology in Jordan, Palestine and Cyprus
Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine : Bibliography
serial publications Institute for Palestine Studies : Books
Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy, Palestinian Histories
Al Zaytouna Centre, Publications
Columbia University, Middle East Institute, Center for Palestine Studies, Faculty Publications
Badil, Publications
The Palestine Exploration Fund, Monographs
general bibliographies
Palestine entries
J. Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs a l'Afrique et a l'Arabie : catalogue methodique de tous les ouvrages français et des principaux en langues etrangères traitant de la geographie, de l'histoire, du commerce, des lettres et des arts de l'Afrique et de l'Arabie 1875, in French, Gallica
Schnurrer/Chauvin, Bibliographie des ouvrages arabes ou relatifs aux Arabes: publies dans l'Europe chretienne de 1810 a 1885 vol.3, vol.4, vol.5, vol.6, vol.7, vol.9, vol.10, vol.11, vol.12, 1892-1922, IA
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
on Palestine

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