And I know the roots go further back, but today’s conflict could not have happened had not certain actions and decisions taken place in the early to mid-twentieth century.
For your weekend or extended reading, following are books I have read and written about at this blog that address the early twentieth century roots of the conflict regarding Palestine. As you will note from the title of each book, some are focused on the region, for example the carving up of the Ottoman Empire throughout the Middle East, while some are focused specifically on Palestine – one of the results of the carving.
Eugene Rogan, The Fall of the Ottomans
Hugh Wilford, America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East
o The Coup