The Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs

The Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs

By: Ahron Bregman (author), Jihan El-Tahri (author)Paperback

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Since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, the region has been the scene of fierce power struggles, injustice and tragic events - a situation which persists to this day. Now for the first time, an Israeli-Arab author collaboration is tackling one of the world's most controversial situations. Published to accompany a six-part BBC television series by the makers of the award-winning DEATH OF YUGOSLAVIA, this myth-breaking book draws on candid interviews with key protagonists in the struggles - many of whom have never before spoken out - to reveal behind-the-scenes events and put the record straight. This is a definitive insiders' account of war and peace in the Middle East.

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About Author

Ahron Bregman was born in Israel but has lived in England since 1989. He has written for various academic journals and also writes for the Daily Telegraph. His book WAR AND ISRAELI SOCIETY 1948-1990s is forthcoing. Jihan El-Tahri was born in Helsinki where her father an Egyptian diplomat was posted. She has spent a number of years working as a journalist and is the co-author of LE DESTINE D'ARAFAT.


Part 1 Palestine, Egypt and the new state of Israel: the vote for partition; crisis in America; the winds of change; secret contracts in Paris; sabotage in Egypt; confrontation. Part 2 The 1967 war: a storm is gathering; Eban's mission; Eshkol's black Sunday; prelude to war; the 1967 war; land-for-peace offer. Part 3 Sadat's historic quest for peace: changing camps?; courting the West; the road to war; the 1973 war; Sadat astonishes the world; negotiating peace at Camp David. Part 4 Homelands; the young Yasser Arafat; black days; "a big explosion will happen in Lebanon"; Sharon and Gemayel; the 1982 war; homelands; all falls apart. Part 5 The long road to Madrid: searching for partners; the new equation; Arafat's political initiative; Saddam Hussein's cunning linkage; the long road to Madrid; the Madrid Conference. Part 6 Peace at last?: deadlock in the Washington talks; secret talks with Oslo. Part 7 Talks with Syria: a vicious circle; the rise and fall of Shimon Peres; Bejamin Netanyahu - a new man at the helm.

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/03/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780140268270
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780140268270
  • weight: 232
  • ISBN10: 0140268278

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