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Ben Gurion S Political Struggles 1963 1967

Author : Zaki Shalom
ISBN : 0714656526
Genre : History
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An essential insight into this central figure in the modern history of Israel and Zionism. This important new study explores the years that built up to the Six Day War and details the crucial issues and events the world is still grappling with today. This book traces Daniel Ben-Gurion's waning years in Israeli politics. After his resignation from the office of prime minister in 1963, the 'Old Man' soon lost faith in his self-chose successor, Levi Eshkol, and ceaselessly tried to undermine the latter's premiership, eventually forming a breakaway party. The events leading up to the Six-Day War in June 1967 caught Ben-Gurion by surprise. During the weeks-long 'waiting period' prior to the outbreak of hostilities, he paid little attention to daily security issues. But when war did erupt, he displayed one of his key leadership skills – the ability to formulate an accurate, independent situation assessment. It will be of interest to scholars working in Israeli politics and history, this is a lucid, thoroughly researched account of the sunset years of the driving force behind the Israeli nation-state.

Israel S Public Diplomacy

Author : Jonathan Cummings
ISBN : 9781442265998
Genre : History
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Hasbara (explaining), the Israeli variant of public diplomacy, is the subject of endless domestic debate. Israel in the 1960s and 1970s saw many changes in its political and military international stage. This was a period of unusually intensive attention to the problems of hasbara, beginning with the appointment of Yisrael Galili as minister with responsibility for government communications and ending with the dismantling of the Ministry of Information in 1974, less than a year after it had been created. Israel had only been able to “muddle through,” and, at the end, there was no greater sophistication in Israeli thinking and no stronger administrative structure in spite of many organizational changes. Accessible to anyone interested in the history of Israel as well as political history and diplomacy, the book serves as a case study of how entrenched political culture can limit policy options and casts light on the emergence of public diplomacy as a feature of foreign policy.

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ISBN : 0835250210
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Israel S Nuclear Option

Author : Zaki Shalom
ISBN : 1845190130
Genre : History
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Drawing on extensive source material, including recently declassified defense information, Israel's Nuclear Option examines the history of Israel's nuclear policy; its tacit acceptance among highly influential circles within the US decision-making community; its reflection of the wider Israeli strategic mindset; and its impact on Israel's relationship with the Arab world and the West. In a look at the contemporary global situation, the book's postscript debates whether Israel's nuclear policy of opacity continues to serve Israel's interests or should be replaced with an open nuclear policy.

The Global Political Economy Of Israel

Author : Jonathan Nitzan
ISBN : 0745316751
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Leading writer Boris Kagarlitsky offers an ambitious account of 1000 years of Russian history.

Israel In History

Author : Derek Penslar
ISBN : 9781134146680
Genre : History
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Covering topical issues concerning the nature of the Israeli state, this engaging work presents essays that combine a variety of comparative schemes, both internal to Jewish civilization and extending throughout the world, such as: modern Jewish society, politics and culture historical consciousness in the twentieth century colonialism, anti-colonialism and postcolonial state-building. With its open-ended, comparative approach, Israel in History provides a useful means of correcting the biases found in so much scholarship on Israel, be it sympathetic or hostile. This book will appeal to scholars and students with research interests in many fields, including Israeli Studies, Middle East Studies, and Jewish Studies.

The Iron Cage

Author : Rashid Khalidi
ISBN : 0807003093
Genre : History
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A timely and compelling examination of the Palestinian dilemma, named one of the 100 best books of the year by Publishers Weekly This story of the Palestinian search to establish a state begins in the era of British control over Palestine and stretches between the two world wars and into the present, offering much-needed perspective for anyone concerned about peace in the Middle East. "Rashid Khalidi is a historian's historian. The Iron Cage is his most accomplished effort to date . . . Magisterial in scope, meticulous in its attention to detail, and decidedly dispassionate in its analysis, The Iron Cage is destined to be a benchmark of its genre." -Joel Schalit, Tikkun "At heart a historical essay, an effort to decide why the Palestinians . . . have failed to achieve an independent state." -Steven Erlanger, New York Times "Khalidi, tackling 'historical amnesia,'brilliantly analyses the structural handicap which hobbled the Palestinians throughout 30 years of British rule . . . Khalidi restores the Palestinians to something more than victims, acknowledging that for all their disadvantages, they have played their role and can (and must) still do so to determine their own fate." -Ian Black, Guardian "Khalidi uses history to provide a clear-eyed view of the region and assess the prospects for peace. He strives successfully for even-handedness." -Anthony Lewis, author of Gideon's Trumpet and Make No Law

The Israel Palestine Question

Author : Ilan Pappé
ISBN : 9780415169486
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Drawing on debates from the last two decades, and including a new sections on women's history in the region and new articles on minorities and land ownership, this book presents the most recent developments in the Arab-Israeli conflict and a reassessment of Israel's past.

The Other Israel

Author : Arie Bober
ISBN : 0385014678
Genre : Israel
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Franco Israeli Relations 1958 1967

Author : Gadi Heimann
ISBN : 9781317068297
Genre : History
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Since the Sinai campaign, France had been Israel's ally, providing advanced weapons and granting political support and economic aid. When Charles de Gaulle returned to lead France in 1958 during the Algerian War, Israeli leadership faced a challenge to maintain the friendship in light of the President's insistence on re-establishing French influence in the Arab world. This book discusses their efforts and examines de Gaulle's uncompromising pursuit of French grandeur and the ramifications of this for the State of Israel.

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