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Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies and the Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967

Hillel Cohen


Based on the reading of top-secret files of the Israeli police and the prime minister's office, this book exposes the full extent of the crucial, and, until now, willfully hidden history of Palestine's collaboration with Israelis—and of the Arabs' resistance to it. A previous book, Army of Shadows, told how this hidden history played out from 1917 to 1948. Now, this book 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, the book brings together the stories of activists, mukhtar ... More

Keywords: Israel, police, Palestine, collaboration, Arabs, Army of Shadows, activists, mukhtars, collaborators, sheikhs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520257672
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520257672.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hillel Cohen, author