Fifty Years War by Ahron Bregman

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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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Born in Israel in 1958, Ahron Bregman was a soldier in the 1982 Lebanon War and reached the rank of captain. He then studied in Jerusalem and London, completing a doctorate in War Studies at King's College London. He is the author of Israel's Wars: A History Since 1947 and A History of Israel. An academic and journalist, Bregman teaches at the Department of War Studies, King's College London. El-Tahri is a journalist who has written on the Middle East for several prominent international newspapers & television news programs.
 
Published September 1, 1999 by TV Books. 384 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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In transcripts of a taped conversation between Jordan’s King Hussein and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, he warns her ten days before the 1973 war that Syria and Egypt are preparing to attack.

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resolutions supporting the land-for-peace principle is described like this: ""They had finally broken the taboo and recognized the right of Israel to exist."" There is no mention of the fact that many Israelis--and some Palestinians--didn't view the PLO's move as full recognition.

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