The Lost Orchard: The Palestinian-Arab Citrus Industry, 1850-1950 (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East) (Paperback)

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The Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948, devastated Palestinian lives and shattered Palestinian society, culture, and economy. It also nipped in the bud a nascent grassroots, binational alliance between Arab and Jewish citrus growers.

This significant and unprecedented partnership was virtually erased from the collective memory of both Israelis and Palestinians when the Nakba decimated villages and populations in a matter of months. In The Lost Orchard, Kabha and Karlinsky tell the story of the Palestinian citrus industry from its inception until 1950, tracing the shifting relationship between Palestinian Arabs and Zionist Jews. Using rich archival and primary sources, as well as on a variety of theoretical approaches, Kabha and Karlinsky portray the industry's social fabric and stratification, detail its economic history, and analyze the conditions that enabled the formation of the unique binational organization that managed the country's industry from late 1940 until April 1948.

About the Author


Mustafa Kabha is associate professor and chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Judaic Studies at Open University of Israel. Nahum Karlinsky is a senior lecturer at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He teaches modern Jewish history and Israeli studies.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780815636809
ISBN-10: 0815636806
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: June 30th, 2021
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East