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Author Gilbert, Martin, 1936-2015.

Title Israel : a History
Published New York : Rosetta Books, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (710 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface to the 2008 edition; Introduction; Acknowledgements; List of maps; 1 Ideals of statehood; 2 Towards Zion; 3 Beyond the Balfour Declaration, 1918-1929; 4 Threats and dangers, 1929-1937; 5 Hopes ... and blows, 1937-1939; 6 The Second World War, 1939-1945; 7 The British Mandate continues, 1945-1946; 8 Year of decision, 1947; 9 Undeclared war, November 1947-April 1948; 10 The conflict intensifies, April-May 1948; 11 The War of Independence, May 1948 to the first truce; 12 From the first truce to the second truce
13 From the second truce to the armistice agreements14 The last four months of the war; 15 The ingathering of the exiles; 16 Conflicts and achievements, 1952-1955; 17 Paths to war, December 1955-October 1956; 18 The Sinai campaign; 19 A State in being, 1956-1963; 20 Years of growth, 1963-1966; 21 Nasser's challenge; 22 The Six Day War; 23 The dilemmas of victory; 24 The October War, Yom Kippur 1973; 25 The fourth postwar era; 26 To the Lebanese war and beyond; 27 Intifada; 28 Towards Madrid and Oslo; 29 The peace process; 30 'Shalom, haver' -- Peace, my friend; 31 Conflict and conciliation
32 'Permit me to be a dreamer'Epilogue; Maps; Glossary; Bibliography of works consulted; Index; Endnotes
Summary Fleeing persecution in Europe, thousands of Jewish emigrants settled in Palestine after World War II. Renowned historian Martin Gilbert crafts a riveting account of Israel's turbulent history, from the birth of the Zionist movement under Theodor Herzl through its unexpected declaration of statehood in 1948, and through the many wars, conflicts, treaties, negotiations, and events that have shaped its past six decades-including the Six Day War, the Intifada, Suez, and the Yom Kippur War. Drawing on a wealth of first-hand source materials, eyewitness accounts, and his own personal and intimate
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Subject Arab-Israeli conflict.
Jews -- Palestine -- History -- 20th century.
Israel -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 079533740X (electronic bk.)
0795337426 (electronic bk.)
9780795337406 (electronic bk.)
9780795337420 (electronic bk.)