1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East

1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East

Tom Segev


From Israel's prime historian, a sweeping historical past of 1967--the struggle, what led as much as it, what got here after, and the way it replaced everything
 
Tom Segev's acclaimed works One Palestine, whole and The 7th Million overturned permitted perspectives of the background of Israel. Now, in 1967--a number-one bestseller in Hebrew--he brings his masterful talents to the watershed 12 months whilst six days of conflict reshaped the rustic and the total region.
Going a ways past an army account, Segev re-creates the predicament in Israel earlier than 1967, displaying how financial recession, a whole seize of the Holocaust's horrors, and the dire threats made by means of neighbor states mixed to supply a weather of apocalypse. He depicts the country's bravado after its victory, the temper printed in a well-liked shaggy dog story within which one soldier says to his buddy, "Let's take over Cairo"; the pal replies, "Then what lets do within the afternoon?"
Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, in addition to executive memos and armed forces files, Segev reconstructs an period of recent chances and tragic missteps. He introduces the mythical figures--Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Gamal Abdul Nasser, and Lyndon Johnson--and an epic solid of infantrymen, lobbyists, refugees, and settlers. He finds as by no means sooner than Israel's intimacy with the White condominium in addition to the political rivalries that sabotaged any likelihood of peace. in particular, he demanding situations the view that the struggle was once inevitable, displaying sequence of disastrous miscalculations lie in the back of the bloodshed.
A brilliant and unique heritage, 1967 is certain to face because the definitive account of that pivotal 12 months.
 

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