Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu

Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu

by Anshel Pfeffer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465097821
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 310,924
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Anshel Pfeffer has covered Israeli politics and global affairs for two decades. He is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and the Israel correspondent for the Economist. He lives in Jerusalem.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Netanyahu's Israel 1

Part 1 Frustrated Lovers of Zion: 1879-1948 7

1 An Orator of the Highest Grace 8

2 Propaganda, Propaganda, and Propaganda 15

3 On the Sidelines of History 31

4 The End of the Great Zionist Dream 38

Part 2 Outsiders in the New State: 1949-1976 47

5 Life Within Sharp Borders 48

6 A Terrible Dislocation 55

7 American Ben, Israeli Bibi 63

8 You Have to Kill Arabs 72

9 I've Reached My Target 90

10 Trying to Save the State 104

Part 3 Breaking the Elite: 1976-1996 115

11 Stop the World! 116

12 Why Aren't You in Uniform? 126

13 Prime Minister in Ten Years' Time 139

14 If He Had a Sense of Humor, He'd Be a 10 151

15 Prime Minister? Of Course Not 163

16 A Crime Unprecedented in the History of Democracy 179

17 A Political Failure? 191

18 Rabin Is "Not a Traitor" 202

19 Good for the Jews 215

Part 4 "Israel's Serial Bungler": 1996-2009 237

20 The Bedrock of Our Existence 238

21 Dragged to Wye 252

22 They. Are. Afraid. 267

23 A Concerned Citizen 280

24 My Own Media 295

25 Threats Are What Work 305

Part 5 Stuck on Top: 2009-2018 311

26 A New Pragmatic Bibi? 312

27 Your Father Wrote History. You Are Making History. 324

28 The Arab Voters Are Moving in Droves 343

29 A Bad Mistake of Historic Proportions 359

30 Nothing Will Happen, Because Nothing Happened 371

Epilogue: Netanyahu's Israel at Seventy 384

Acknowledgments 387

A Note on Sources 389

Notes 391

Index 407

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