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By Prof. Benny Morris

ISBN-10: 0300126964

ISBN-13: 9780300126969

ISBN-10: 0300151128

ISBN-13: 9780300151121

This heritage of the foundational warfare within the Arab-Israeli clash is groundbreaking, aim, and deeply revisionist. A riveting account of the army engagements, it additionally specializes in the war's political dimensions. Benny Morris probes the reasons and goals of the protagonists at the foundation of newly opened Israeli and Western documentation. The Arab side—where the documents are nonetheless closed—is illuminated with assistance from intelligence and diplomatic materials.


Morris stresses the jihadi personality of the two-stage Arab attack at the Jewish neighborhood in Palestine. all through, he examines the dialectic among the war's army and political advancements and highlights the army impetus within the construction of the refugee challenge, which used to be a derivative of the disintegration of Palestinian Arab society. The e-book completely investigates the position of the nice Powers—Britain, the us, and the Soviet Union—in shaping the clash and its tentative termination in 1949. Morris appears to be like either at excessive politics and basic employees decision-making tactics and on the nitty-gritty of strive against within the successive battles that resulted within the emergence of the nation of Israel and the humiliation of the Arab international, an embarrassment that underlies the continuing Arab antagonism towards Israel.


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