By Ahron Bregman
An authoritative and impassioned background of the aftermath of the Six Day War—by a former Israeli soldier—and a cogent argument for an finish to the occupation.
In a movement that will perpetually adjust the map of the center East, Israel captured the West financial institution, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula in 1967's short yet pivotal Six Day conflict. Cursed Victory is the 1st whole background of the war's bothered aftermath—a army career of the Palestinian territories that's now good into its 5th decade.
Drawing on remarkable entry to high-level resources, top-secret memos and never-before-published letters, the ebook offers a gripping and unvarnished chronicle of ways what Israel promised will be an 'enlightened profession' speedy became bitter, and the anguished diplomatic makes an attempt to carry it to an finish. Bregman sheds clean gentle on serious moments within the peace technique, taking us behind the curtain as judgements concerning the destiny of the territories have been made, and extra usually, as an important possibilities to unravel the clash have been overlooked. because the narrative strikes from Jerusalem to big apple, Oslo to Beirut, and from the past due Sixties to the current day, Cursed Victory presents bright pix of the foremost gamers during this unfolding drama, together with Moshe Dayan, King Hussein of Jordan, invoice Clinton, and Yasser Arafat. but Bregman regularly reminds us how diplomatic and back-room negotiations affected the day-by-day lives of thousands of Arabs, and the way the Palestinian resistance, particularly through the first and moment intifadas, and now in contemporary tragic advancements, have formed the political arena.
As Bregman concludes, the profession has develop into a gloomy stain on Israel's heritage. Cursed Victory is vital examining for a person who desires to comprehend the origins of the continued clash within the region.
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Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories, 1967 to the Present by Ahron Bregman