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The Israel and Palestine land settlement problem: An analytical history, 4000 B.C.E.–1948 C.E


  • Charles Rowley
  • Jennis Taylor


This paper traces the history of the modern conflict between Israel and Palestine from 4000 B.C.E. to 1948 C.E.. It shows how Jews and Arabs diverged from a common source to become arch-enemies during the British Mandate over Palestine. It outlines the impact of world war II, the holocaust, treason, and terrorism on the Palestinian problem, and explains why Britain relinquished the Mandate in 1947, leaving the United Nations to resolve the land settlement problem. The paper outlines the manipulation by the USSR and the USA of the United Nations General Assembly vote on Resolution 181, in November 1947. It demonstrates why this corrupted land settlement set the scene for almost 60 years of continuous war and terrorism in the Middle East. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006

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  • Charles Rowley & Jennis Taylor, 2006. "The Israel and Palestine land settlement problem: An analytical history, 4000 B.C.E.–1948 C.E," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 128(1), pages 41-75, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:128:y:2006:i:1:p:41-75
    DOI: 10.1007/s11127-006-9044-x

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    1. Marek Loužek, 2009. "Ekonomie bezpečnosti - jsou teroristé racionální? [Economics of security - are terrorists rational?]," Politická ekonomie, Prague University of Economics and Business, vol. 2009(2), pages 177-193.


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