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The Arab-Israeli Conflict:
The Arab-Israeli conflict is a modern historical development. With the rebirth of Israel in 1948, it became a major international event. The conflict has resulted in five major wars, a number of minor conflicts, and two Palestinian Intifadas (uprisings). It is also the root cause of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism.
The postal history of civilian No Service, Returned & Captured Mail resulting from the Arab-Israeli conflict has been neglected in philatelic literature. Philately is simply the study of stamps and postal history. Postal history can be defined as postal covers sent through the mail, as well as associated material, which illustrate the historical episodes of the civilian postal system. This includes the functions of the collection, transportation and delivery of such mail.
Features of this book include:
384 large US letter size pages
Over 50 pages of never before published official correspondence from postal archives
First time published study of Egyptian censor sealing tapes and handstamps used since World War II
The postal history subcategory arising from the Arab postal boycott of Israel known as Pas de Service catalogued in detail.
1. Civil War in Palestine 1948-19492. Arab/Islamic Postal Boycott of Israel3. Israeli Response4. 1956 Suez Crisis5. 1967 Six-Day War6. Soviet Bloc Postkrieg7. Terrorism8. Palestinian Authority & Hamas9. Other Conflicts & Incidents
Daryl Kibble has had an active interest in Holy Land philately for over 30 years and has been a Life Member of the Society of Israel Philatelists since 1989. He is also a member of the British Association of Palestine-Israel Philatelists. Daryl has published numerous articles in philatelic journals around the world related to the Arab-Israeli conflict. His personal collecting and exhibiting interest is in the broader area of Delayed and Interrupted mail resulting from the conflict, both Jewish and Arab. To date Daryl has received a National Large Gold Medal with Felicitations when exhibiting the more important aspects of his collection.