About the book:
A fundamental aspect of the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis is the territorial dispute which began long before the State of Israel was established. Analysing the land tenure system in Palestine under the administration of the British Mandate, this book questions whether, and to what extent, the land tenure system in Palestine facilitated Zionist land acquisition.
The research uses benchmarks elaborated in the guidelines of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme as its analytical starting point, and looks at the formation and implementation of the land tenure system in Palestine. It goes on to place the penetration of Zionism into the land tenure system within the theoretical context of a colonial-settler framework, employing information from land registry records located at the Jordanian Department of Lands.
Providing a political-historical analysis of the land tenure system from the end of Ottoman Rule until the end of the British Mandate, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of Middle Eastern History, Imperial and Colonial History, and Middle Eastern Politics.
Look inside or purchase using the Routledge or Amazon links below (to purchase in Jordan, go to Readers to make an individual order):
What is the Middle East?,” Middle East Panorama, University of Utah Middle East Center, Issue 1 (Fall 2010/Winter 2011).
Book review of A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel by Gudrun Kramer, Journal of Islamic Studies, The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Published February 4, 2011, doi:101093/jis/etr002.