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

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

by Idith Zertal, Akiva Eldar

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786744855
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 3 MB

About 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.

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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I read this important book in its original Hebrew. It is essential reading for those interested in the history of the settlements. The book contains much new information especially about the critical support for the settlements by Labor politicians such as Simon Peres and Yigal Allon. The Hebrew version sometimes gets bogged down in unnecessary details and suffers from problems of structure and organization. Yet it is the first comprehensive history of the settlement project and mostly is a riveting and surprising story of a little researched subject.