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Defending the Holy Land

Defending the Holy Land

by Zeev Maoz


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ISBN-13: 9780472033416
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 01/05/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 728
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Foundations

1 The Israeli Security Puzzle

Conceptions, Approaches, Paradoxes 3

Part II The Use of Force

2 The Sinai War

The Making of the Second Round 47

3 The Six Day War

Playing with Fire 80

4 The War of Attrition

The First Payment for Arrogance 113

5 The Yom Kippur War

The War That Shouldn't Have Been 140

6 The Lebanese Swamp, 1981-2000 171

7 The Unlimited Use of the Limited Use of Force

Israel and Low-Intensity Warfare 231

Part III ISrael's Nuclear Policy

8 The Mixed Blessing of Israel's Nuclear Policy 301

Part IV Foreign Policy: Shadow And Open Diplomacy

9 Israeli Intervention in Intra-Arab Affairs 361

10 Never Missing an Opportunity to Miss an Opportunity

The Israeli Nonpolicy of Peace in the Middle East 386

Part V Causes and Implications of the Mismanagement of National Security and Foreign Policy

11 The Structure and Process of National Security and Foreign Policy in Israel 499

12 Principal Findings and Lessons 544

13 If so Bad, Why so Good?

Explaining the Paradox of the Israeli Success Story 564

14 Paths to the Future

Scenarios and Prescriptions 597

Afterword: The Second Lebanon Fiasco and the Never-Ending Intifada 621

Notes 633

Glossary 665

References 669

Author Index 695

Subject Index 701

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