5. The Battle of the Narrative: Symbols, Pronouncements, Teachers
6. Minorities within a Minority: Dilemmas of Identity
7. Circles of Control, Circles of Resistance Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index.
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Based on his reading of top-secret files of the Israeli police and the prime minister's office, Hillel Cohen exposes the full extent of the crucial, and, until now, willfully hidden history of Palestinian collaboration with Israelis - and of the Arab resistance to it. Cohen's previous book, the highly acclaimed "Army of Shadows", told how this hidden history played out from 1917 to 1948, and now, in "Good Arabs" he focuses on the system of collaborators established by Israel in each and every Arab community after the 1948 war. Covering a broad spectrum of attitudes and behaviors, Cohen brings together the stories of activists, mukhtars, collaborators, teachers, and sheikhs, telling how Israeli security agencies penetrated Arab communities, how they obtained collaboration, how national activists fought them, and how deeply this activity influenced daily life. When this book was first published in Hebrew, it became a bestseller and has evoked bitter memories and intense discussions among Palestinians in Israel and prompted the reclassification of many of the hundreds of documents Cohen viewed to uncover a story that continues to unfold to this day. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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Acknowledgments Introduction I. TWO NATIONALISMS MEET, 1917-1935
1. Utopia and Its Collapse
2. Who Is a Traitor?
3. We, the Collaborators II. REBELS AND TRAITORS, 1936-1939
4. Old Collaborators, New Traitors
5. Unity Ends
6. The "Traitors" Counterattack III. WAR IN EUROPE, WAR AT HOME
7. World War, Local Calm
8. Prelude to War
9. Treason and Defeat: The 1948 War Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index.
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Inspired by stories he heard in the West Bank as a child, Hillel Cohen uncovers a hidden history in this extraordinary and beautifully written book - a history central to the narrative of the Israel-Palestine conflict but for the most part willfully ignored until now. In "Army of Shadows", initially published in Israel to high acclaim and intense controversy, he tells the story of Arabs who, from the very beginning of the Arab-Israeli encounter, sided with the Zionists and aided them politically, economically, and in security matters. Based on newly declassified documents and research in Zionist, Arab, and British sources, "Army of Shadows" follows Bedouins who hosted Jewish neighbors, weapons dealers, pro-Zionist propagandists, and informers and local leaders who cooperated with the Zionists, and others to reveal an alternate history of the mandate period with repercussions extending to this day. The book illuminates the Palestinian nationalist movement, which branded these 'collaborators' as traitors and persecuted them; the Zionist movement, which used them to undermine Palestinian society from within and betrayed them; and the collaborators themselves, who held an alternate view of Palestinian nationalism. "Army of Shadows" offers a crucial new view of history from below and raises profound questions about the roots of the Israel-Palestine conflict. (source: Nielsen Book Data)