Origins and Development of the Arab-Israeli Conflict is an accessible, engagingly written analysis of that conflict, discussing its most significant issues and events from its onset to today. Narrative chapters, written from an objective viewpoint, explain the topics in an easily understandable manner. Whether the reader is a secondary or college student with limited knowledge of the Arab-Israeli conflict, or a scholar in the field, he or she will find the work beneficial. After an introductory chapter providing a historical overview of the Arab-Israeli conflict, chapters go further in-depth discussing the contradictory movements of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, the Israelis, the Palestinians, the United State's role and position on the conflict, and the present situation and what to expect in the future. The work includes 22 biographical sketches of figures involved such as Yasir Arafat, Ariel Sharon, and Saddam Hussein. In addition, there are 17 primary documents, a glossary of terms, and an annotated bibliography for additional research.