Contents - Chronology; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction - a new look at modern Palestine and Israel; 1. Fin de siecle, 1856 - 1900 - social tranquility and political drama; 2. Between tyranny and war, 1900 - 1918; 3. The mandatory state - colonialism, nationalization and cohabitation; 4. The 1948 war between Nakbah and Independence; 5. The age of partition, 1948 - 1967; 6. Greater Israel and occupied Palestine - the rise and fall of high politics, 1967 - 1987; 7. The Uprising of 1987 and its Consequences; 8. A Post Zionist Moment of Grace?; 9. The Suicidal Track - The Death of Oslo and the Road to Perdition; Postcript - the Post-Arafat era and the new Sharon age; Bibliography; Glossary of names; Glossary of terms; Index.