Accession Number : AD0741196

Title :   Palestinian Nationalism: Its Political and Military Dimensions,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Quandt,William B.

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : Analysis of developments within the fedayeen movement from its origin to 1971. Many Palestinians have expressed a distinctive nationlist sentiment, but only the commando groups (the fedayeen) formed after 1965 have succeeded in giving organized expression to these feelings. Although the commandos have a valid claim to represent a substantial part of the Palestinian community, dependance on Arab regimes for arms, funds, and territory in which to organize has kept them divided along the lines of inter-Arab conflict. In spite of organizational weakness, military defeats, and problems of collective leadership, the Palestinians have had a considerable impact in the areas of political and social development. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MIDDLE EAST, *INSURGENCY), EGYPT, ISRAEL, POLITICAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), DECISION MAKING, HISTORY, COLD WAR

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE