A History Of Israel / Edition 1

A History Of Israel / Edition 1

by Ahron Bregman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0333676319

ISBN-13: 9780333676318

Pub. Date: 01/18/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

A History of Israel explores Israel's turbulent history from the first Zionist Congress of 1897 to the present day. Drawing on his considerable experience as historian and journalist, Ahron Bregman offers a balanced examination of Israel's past in which the three principal driving themes of Jewish immigration, wars, and attempts to forge peace with Arabs and

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A History of Israel explores Israel's turbulent history from the first Zionist Congress of 1897 to the present day. Drawing on his considerable experience as historian and journalist, Ahron Bregman offers a balanced examination of Israel's past in which the three principal driving themes of Jewish immigration, wars, and attempts to forge peace with Arabs and Palestinians combine into a single compelling narrative.

New insights, revelations appearing in print for the first time, and portraits of Israeli leaders, past and present, are adeptly woven together with an overview of major events. This incisive book will be welcomed by all with an interest in the fascinating history of Israel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333676318
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/18/2003
Series:
Palgrave Essential Histories
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

List of Mapsx
Prefacexi
1The Road to Statehood, 1897-19471
Theodor Herzl1
Eretz Yisrael7
Palestine in the First World War13
The post-war period18
The British Mandate21
The Arab Rebellion, 1936-3927
Palestine in the Second World War33
Turning on the British37
Partition and civil war39
2The Birth of Israel, 1948-194944
Friday, 14 May 194844
War47
End of war and the emergence of a democracy59
3Years of Consolidation, 1950-196670
Mass immigration70
Communal problems71
The economy in crisis75
Tensions along the borders79
New leadership81
The politicization of the Holocaust86
The 1956 Kadesh campaign and after88
Domestic issues93
The Lavon Affair95
Germany again98
Enter Levy Eshkol100
4The Six-Day War and Afterwards, 1967-1973104
Descent to war104
The waiting period110
Six days of war116
The new society123
Snail's pace diplomacy125
Enter Golda Meir129
War of attrition130
Golda and Anwar el-Sadat134
Terrorism, immigration and riots136
5Yom Kippur War and the Death of Labour, 1973-1977139
Sadat prepares war139
Israel stumbles into the trap142
Invasion151
Fighting back154
Post-war: society and diplomacy156
The Agranat report157
Enter Yitzhak Rabin159
Enter Shimon Peres165
6Begin's Years, 1977-1983168
Building a coalition168
First steps to peace170
The home front176
Camp David and after183
'Tamuz 1'191
A second Likud government194
War in Lebanon196
7The Road to Peace, 1983-1991205
Enter Yitzhak Shamir205
Working Together208
Intifada215
Immigration and death of the coalition221
War and immigration227
The road to peace230
The Madrid Peace Conference232
8Peace and War, 1992 to Present236
Enter Yitzhak Rabin236
Enter Benjamin Netanyahu254
Enter Ehud Barak261
Enter Ariel Sharon277
Appendix 1The Dayan el-Tohami Protocol, 1977287
Appendix 2Draft Declaration of Principles, Israel-Syria, 1992291
Notes295
Further Reading302
Index308

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