Lords of the Land: The War Over Israel's Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007 [NOOK Book]

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The 1967 Arab-Israeli War was a devastating triumph for Israel, which immediately began to establish settlements in the newly conquered territories. Those settlements, and the movement that made them possible, have utterly transformed Israel, and yet until now the full history of the occupation has never been told. Lords of the Land tells that tragic story, and reveals what a catastrophe it has been for both Israel and the Palestinians.
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Lords of the Land: The War Over Israel's Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007

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Overview


The 1967 Arab-Israeli War was a devastating triumph for Israel, which immediately began to establish settlements in the newly conquered territories. Those settlements, and the movement that made them possible, have utterly transformed Israel, and yet until now the full history of the occupation has never been told. Lords of the Land tells that tragic story, and reveals what a catastrophe it has been for both Israel and the Palestinians.
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Editorial Reviews

Adam LeBor
Lords of the Land is the first complete history of the settlement project. It provides a detailed narrative of injustice, and is profoundly depressing for anyone still hoping for a fair resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or even hoping that Jews and Arabs will be seen as equal in the eyes of Israeli law…This may be an angry, embittered book, but the two authors are well-informed experts. Zertal is a noted Israeli historian, who now teaches at the University of Basel, and Eldar is an influential columnist for the left-wing daily, Ha'aretz. They are especially good on Gush Emunim, the Bloc of the Faithful, the religious Zionists driving the settlement project and the compromises with them made by a weak secular Israeli establishment.
—The New York Times
The Economist
In this thorough and eye-opening book, Idith Zertal, a historian, and Akiva Eldar, a journalist, explain how a few tens of thousands of people bent the state to their purpose. Settlements were not on the official agenda after Israel's surprise capture of the Palestinian territories in 1967. But pressure from ardent young religious Zionists found a secular echo among military men, who came to see security benefits to having Israelis live in the West Bank.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786744855
  • Publisher: Nation Books
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 483,042
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Professor Idith Zertal, PhD, is a leading Israeli historian. Among her major publications are From Catastrophe to Power: Holocaust Survivors and the Emergence of Israel and Israel’s Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood. She currently teaches at the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Basel and lives in Israel and Switzerland. In 2009 she will be a fellow of the Remarque Institute at New York University.

Akiva Eldar is currently chief political columnist and editorial writer for the Israeli daily Ha’aretz. In May 2006 the Financial Times selected him as among the most prominent and influential commentators in the world. He lives in Israel.

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Table of Contents


Maps     vii
Introduction     ix
The Forty-Year War
Blindness     3
Bad Faith     55
Fire on the Hilltops     119
From Redemption to Destruction
Soldiers of the Messiah     183
A Moveable Death     245
Complicity     277
Everything Is Legal in the Land of Israel     333
Epilogue
The Pace of Apocalypse     403
Acknowledgments     453
Notes     455
Bibliography     511
Index     517
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