Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1929 by Hillel Cohen
What inspires someone to wake up one day and kill their neighbor? How do communities internalize and remember periods of intense violence and hatred? How do those memories shape our identities and relationships going forward? These are the types of questions posed by Hillel Cohen in Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1929. Cohen focuses on one year, 1929, and the widespread violence that erupted throughout British Palestine. He takes the reader into this critical yet all-too-often overlooked era in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and how the violent events that ensued were described by differing parties, then and now.