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December 2019


Joel Beinin

Joel Beinin is a Jewish American historian, a professor of Middle East History on extended leave from Stanford University, where he taught from 1983-2006. He currently serves as Director of Middle East Studies and Professor of History at the American University in Cairo.


Articles by this author

  • Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict - A Primer

    Sunday 22 February 2009
    Introduction The conflict between Palestinian Arabs and Jews is a modern phenomenon, which began around the turn of the 20th century. Although these two groups have different religions (Palestinians include Muslims, Christians and Druze), religious differences are not the cause of the conflict. It is essentially a struggle over land. Until 1948, the area that both groups claimed was known internationally as Palestine. But following the war of 1948-49, this land was divided into three (...) continue continue

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