Maxime Rodinson


On the General Nature
of the Conflict


This is the concluding chapter of Israel and the Arabs (Second Edition), Penguin Books 1982.
The text is Copyright © Maxime Rodinson 1968, 1970, 1982.
Translator: Brian Pearce
The translation is Copyright © Brian Pearce 1982.

Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for REDS – Die Roten.

We have decided to post this piece because in our opinion it contains an excellent summary of the issues at stake in the struggle between the state of Israel and the Palestinian people, even if the practical proposals at the end of the piece are a bit liberal and wishy-washy, even naïve (particularly in retrospect).



Last updated on 4.8.2001