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 circulation that will ceaselessly 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 struggle. Cursed Victory is the 1st whole background of the war's afflicted aftermath―a army profession of the Palestinian territories that's now good into its 5th decade.
Drawing on unheard of entry to high-level assets, top-secret memos and never-before-published letters, the publication offers a gripping and unvarnished chronicle of the way what Israel promised will be an 'enlightened occupation' fast grew to become bitter, and the anguished diplomatic makes an attempt to convey it to an finish. Bregman sheds clean gentle on serious moments within the peace strategy, taking us behind the curtain as judgements concerning the destiny of the territories have been made, and extra frequently, as the most important possibilities to unravel the clash have been overlooked. because the narrative strikes from Jerusalem to long island, Oslo to Beirut, and from the overdue Sixties to the current day, Cursed Victory offers shiny pictures of the most important avid gamers during this unfolding drama, together with Moshe Dayan, King Hussein of Jordan, invoice Clinton, and Yasser Arafat. but Bregman continuously reminds us how diplomatic and back-room negotiations affected the day-by-day lives of thousands of Arabs, and the way the Palestinian resistance, in particular through the first and moment intifadas, and now in fresh tragic advancements, have formed the political arena.
As Bregman concludes, the career has turn into a dismal stain on Israel's historical past. Cursed Victory is vital interpreting for somebody who desires to comprehend the origins of the continuing clash within the sector. sixteen pages of B&W images
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Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories, 1967 to the Present by Ahron Bregman