© 2000

The Druze between Palestine and Israel 1947–49


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Laila Parsons
    Pages 122-138
  3. Laila Parsons
    Pages 139-144
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 145-180

About this book


The Palestinian Druze are the only Israeli Arabs who are conscripted into the Israeli army today. Based on Israeli military and political documents, this book looks at the origins of the Druze's unique status in Israeli society by telling the story of the military and political alliance that emerged between the Druze and the Jewish army in the 1948 war.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Middle Eastern StudiesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

About the authors

Laila Parsons is Lecturer in History at Harvard University.

Bibliographic information


"...scholars and students specializing in the Arab-Israeli conflict will surely benefit from this lucidly written and convincingly argued book." - International Journal of Middle East Studies, Anthony B.Toth

"...she succeeds, often admirably, in debunking some of the myths of Zionist historiography during the past seventy years." - Journal of Palestine Studies

"...a useful contribution to the new historical literature revisiting Israel's foundational period." - MESA Bulletin