Completing his acclaimed trilogy on the history of Israel, Leslie Stein brings readers right up to contemporary events in Israel Since the Six-Day War. Stein vividly chronicles Israel's wars and military engagements, but he also incorporates fascinating assessments of many other issues, including Israel's economic development, the nature of the PLO and Palestinian Authority, and Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. Furthermore, Stein explores broader social issues, such as extremist Jewish movements and the varying fortunes of migrants from Russia and Ethiopia, to convey clearly a sense of the diversity and complexity of modern Israel.
Wide-ranging and judicious, Stein's cogent and compellingly readable account of Israel's recent past will engage students and general readers alike.
Leslie Stein was educated at the London School of Economics, and was associate professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia until his recent retirement. He is the author of The Hope Fulfilled: The Rise of Modern Israel and The Making of Modern Israel, 1948-1967. He served as the editor of Praeger Press's series on Israeli and Jewish Studies in 2003-6, and has been an academic visitor to the economics department of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem on a number of occasions.
Introduction Chapter 1 The Early Aftermath of the Six Day War Chapter 2 The War of Attrition and the Prelude to the Yom Kippur War Chapter 3 The Yom Kippur War Chapter 4 Major Events over the years 1974-1979 Chapter 5 The Decade of the 1980's Chapter 6 The Fateful 1990's Chapter 7 The al Aqsa Intifada Chapter 8 Beyond the al-Aqsa Intifada Chapter 9 Social and Economic Developments Conclusion Appendix: General Election Results