An essential resource, completely revised and updated for the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of Israel. In print for 40 years, The Israel-Arab Reader is a thorough and up-to-date guide to the continuing crisis in the Middle East. It covers the full spectrum of the Israel-Arab conflict, including a new chapter recounting the Gaza withdrawal, the Hamas election victory and the Lebanon-Israel War. With a new introduction that provides an overview of the past 115 years of conflict. Arranged chronologically and without bias, this comprehensive primer includes speeches, letters, articles, timelines and reports dealing with all the major interests in the area.