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A History of Israel

A History of Israel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Bregman, Ahron

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A History of Israel examines Israel's turbulent history from the first Zionist Congress in 1897 to 2002. The driving themes of this account are Jewish immigration, war, and attempts to forge peace between Israelis, Arabs and Palestines. Bregman also uses his experience as a journ...alist to expose secrets to support this narrative. There is a rare extract from a radio exchange between air control and Israeli pilots on the fourth day of the Six Day War, showing that the Israelis did realize that the ship they were bombing was the American USS Liberty, but still went on to attack it. Also included is the never-before-published protocol of the secret meeting between Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan and President Sadat's emissary Hassan el Tohami, in Morocco in 1977, which shows that contrary to common belief, no promise was made a priori to President Sadat that he would get the Sinai back before his arrival in Israel. Bregman had access to The Syrian Declaration of Principles of 1992, the basis for talks between Israel and Syria, and this appears in this book in its entirety. But perhaps the biggest coup is the revelations on the work of the most senior spy Mossad ever had in Egypt, and possibly in the Arab world. Bregman tells of how the spy turned his back on Mossad at the eleventh hour and betrayed and misled the Israelis to become the jewel in the crown of the Egyptian deception plan for the October 1973 war.
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ISBN 9780333676325
Released NZ 30 Oct 2002
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Macmillan Essential Histories
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ISBN-13 9780333676325
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Released 30 Oct 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bregman, Ahron
Series Macmillan Essential Histories
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
World History: From C 1900 -
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Asian / Middle Eastern history: from c 1900 -
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 956.9405
Weight 439g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Culture-Study and teaching, Ethnology-Middle East, Israel - History.
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly