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From: Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East


Chapter Three focuses on the Nakba or ‘catastrophe’ in Arabic. The chapter explores the creation of the colonial settler state of Israel, aided by the British after the First World War and their imperial aspirations for the Middle East. The chapter focuses on the establishment of Israel leading up to the end of the British mandate which saw the near total destruction of the Palestinian state, its culture, and people leading to their continuous displacement and suffering.



Stephen Gowans

Stephen Gowans is an independent political analyst whose principal interest is in who influences formulation of foreign policy in the United States. His writings, which appear on his What’s Left blog, have been reproduced widely in online and print media in many languages and have been cited in academic journals and other scholarly works.