The Israel and the Arabs: The Fifty Years' War

The Israel and the Arabs: The Fifty Years' War

by Ahron Bregman, Jihan El-Tahri

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575000572
Publisher: TV Books, L.L.C.
Publication date: 04/02/1999
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     9
Preface   11
 
PART 1: Palestine, Egypt, and the New State of Israel                                            23
Introduction   23
1. The Birth of a Nation   26
2. The Buck Stops Here   38
3. "You Ate Me for Lunch"   48
4. Liaisons in Paris   51
5. Sabotage in Egypt   57
6. The Suez War   63
 
PART 2 : The 1967 War   69
Introduction   69
 7. The Gathering Storm   70
 8.  Eban's Mission   81
 9.  Eshkol's Black Sunday   88
10. Prelude to War   96
11. War 102
12. Land for Peace 118
 
PART 3: Sadat's Quest for Peace 123
Introduction 123
13. Changing Camps? 125
14. Courting the West 132
15. The Road to War 137
16. War 145
17. Sadat Astonishes the World 152
18. Negotiating Peace at Camp David 159
 
PART 4 : Homelands 171
Introduction 171
19. The Making of Yasser Arafat 173
20. Black Days 180
21. "A Big Explosion Will Happen in Lebanon" 191
22. Sharon and Gemayel 197
23. War in Lebanon 202
24. Homelands 207
25. Things Fall Apart 211
 
PART 5 : The Road to Madrid 217
Introduction 217
26. Searching for Partners 219
27. Birth of the Intifada 229
28. Arafat's Political Initiative 238
29. Saddam Hussein and the Mother of All Linkages 244
30. The Road to Madrid 251
31. The Madrid Conference 265
 
PART 6 : Peace at Last? 273
Introduction 273
32. Deadlines and Deadlocks 275
33. Secret Talks in Oslo 278
 
PART 7 : Talks with Syria 315
Introduction 315
34. A Vicious Circle 318
35. Giving Peace a Chance 331
36. Netanyahu Takes Over 339
 
Cast of Characters 343
Notes on Sources 353
Select Bibliography 355
Notes 358
Index 367
About the Authors 376

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