The Arab-Israeli Wars: War and Peace in the Middle East from the 1948 War of Independence to the Present

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Vintage Books, 2005 - History - 476 pages
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Now in its third edition, this classic study has been updated for the first time in more than twenty years.

Chaim Herzog, former President of Israel, was involved in every conflict involving Israel and its Arab neighbors from before the 1948 War of Independence. The Arab-Israeli Wars is Herzogís acclaimed history of Israelís fight since 1947 to preserve her existence against repeated attacks. Revised after his death by friend and colleague General Shomo Gazit, this new edition also covers the events of the past twenty years, including the pullout from Lebanon, both intifadas, the first Gulf War, the Oslo Process, and beyond. Riveting, informative, and comprehensive, this authoritative account tells the story of Israelís struggle to survive but gives a clear picture of the people and politics that continue to shape the destiny of this crucial region.
  

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A concise and readable account of the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1948 to the Intifada in the 1990s. Probably the best account available for anyone wanting to know what has happened in that part of the world. Read full review

Review: The Arab-Israeli Wars: War and Peace in the Middle East

User Review  - D. Ennis - Goodreads

Very detailed account of the arab-israeli wars but a rather dry read. Not for the casual reader. Read full review

Contents

Preface
5
Prologue
11
The U N Partition Plan
16
Confrontation in Palestine
17
Deployment of Israeli Brigades on 15 May 1948
28
The Battle for Haifa 22 April 1948
34
Operation Maccabee The Battle for the Jerusalem Road May 1948
41
To the First Truce 15 May
49
Israeli Offensive Phase C 25 November 1956
137
The air and naval war
138
Prologue
145
The Second Sinai Campaign
154
The War with Jordan
167
Israeli Air Strikes 510 June 1967
170
The Battle for Jerusalem 57 June 1967
175
The Golan Heights
185

Last Battle of the Etzion Bloc 12
50
The Jordan Valley Gesher 1522 May 1948
57
The First Attack on Latrun 23 May 1948
67
Operation Dekel The Capture of Nazareth 16 July 1948
74
To the Second Truce 18 July
76
Negba and its Surroundings
85
The Decision
89
Operation Yoav 1522 October 1948
95
Operation Horev 22 December 1948 to 8 January 1949
101
The Israeli Victory
105
the rise of Nassers
111
The war the Mitla battle
117
The battle of Abu Ageila
123
Israeli Offensive Phase A 2930 October 1956
125
The battle for Rafah
129
The Karameh Operation 21 March 1968
204
Summary
222
The Southern Front 23 1
231
Deployment of Forces 14 00 hours Saturday 6 October 1973
240
Israeli Advance West of the Canal and CeaseFire Line
281
The Northern Front
285
The Breakthrough 11 October 1973
295
The Air and Navat War
307
Israeli Naval Raids
313
A New Era
315
Operation Peace for Galilee
348
CONCLUSION 439
438
Select Bibliography
453
Index
459
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About the author (2005)

Chaim Herzog was a major-general in the Israeli army and later President of Israel. He died in 1997.
Shlomo Gazit is the former head of Israeli Military Intelligence.

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