If you think the Israel-Palestine conflict is too complex to understand, think again. Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire, written without academic jargon by author and activist Richard Becker, provides a solid introduction to key events in the history. This book is a sharp analysis of the struggle for Palestine — from the division of the Middle East by Western powers and the Zionist settler movement, to the founding of Israel and its role as a watchdog for U.S. interests, to present day conflicts and the prospects for a just resolution. The narrative is firmly rooted in the politics of Palestinian liberation. This book contains a complete index and a timeline of developments in the history of Palestine.