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D that provides a full background gives just enough operational detail and connects the events of June1967 to the ongoing Arab Israeli contest I recommend it New review Aug 09Since I have been spending the last year reading about Israel and Palestine I may now class this book as shameless and apologetic when it comes to Israeli militarism My review below is shameless in many ways and I m a bit embarrased about it Oren says he is givng everyone eual treatment but how can you be Israeli embassador to the US and not be biased This book supports Israel myths about itself and its military might and does little to Acknowledge That The 1967 War Was Part that the 1967 war was part a catalyst of pain and suffering of the Palestinian people With the Israeli silence surrounding criticism of their own history you wonder what this comprehensive book left out and for what purpose Old review Though the author says that he sets out to provide an objective history of the Six Day War there are two glowing descretions He s Jewish and Israeli And though again objectivity was the goal why did I find myself someone nsure of how he falls on the Jews for Israel scale thinkng Woo Way to go Israel in response to the military narrative Yes it is a good book and it is probably as objective as possible eliciting some sympathy for King Hussein and Nasser while loathingloving Moshe Dayan that is you get to see how it ran from the inside You get to see read about the involvement of the USSR and USA especially ambivalent and Israel s plans for the Palestinians as it became apparent that they would end p with the West Bank and Gaza Spoiler Alert The Israelis were wary of harming mosues on the way into East Jerusalem handed the Dome of the Rock over to Muslim authorities ASAP and wanted to make a federated Palestinian state autonomous to Israel Of course still not something that Yasser Arafat would accept just not impossible enough And there are always your people who think that the West Bank should be annexed and the Palestinians ousted but thank goodness these people were on the Israeli margins in 1967 Israel is seen best as a thriving democracy shown through its fractious cabinet its loathing of the prime minister and its fear of international sanction while the fatal error of
The Arab Countries Was Their Arab countries was their to estimate Israel as such After the Egyptians lost their air force in the first few hours it was reported on Cairo radio that the army was penetrating Israel and laying seige to Tel Aviv Even Nasser was a victim of his own system no one told him the truth ntil it was much too late A fast read Finished in less than a week. Pled from power as a result of this war; borders were redrawn; daring strategies brilliantly succeeded or disastrously failed in a matter of hours And the balance of power changed in the Middle East and in the world A towering work of history and an enthralling human narrative Six Days of War is the most important book on the Middle East conflict to appear in a generation.
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BEEN MEANING TO READ FOR Ameaning to read for a long time and one that sat on my virtual shelf for nearly two years I d bought it on a lark back then and my expectations going into it now were that it would be a detailed La muralla verde unbiased telling of the 1967 Middle Eastern conflict and that it would livep to the subtitle and draw connections to contemporary personalities and events from 2002 when it was published I d say it Met Those Expectations For The those expectations for the part as a narrative but I m left wanting synthesis and insight from the author Michael B Oren Who interestingly enough gave The New Competition up his American citizenship to serve as Israel s ambassador to Washington That the book is mostly objective if not without bias and blind spots was a pleasant surprise to me thereforeThis is a well researched book and weaves the palace intrigues as reported by various key political and military players with information gleaned from official records and first hand accounts from the field to give a blow by blow account of the war It takes its time to establish the context of the war which I appreciated given how dynamic the Middle East is was The six days of action are also well narrated and I had little trouble if any with following the action though I did digress several times to lookp maps and Wikipedia entries on people places and events as any good history buff should when reading I just wish the author had been as careful in recounting the aftermath and that the book had elaborated on the thesis implied by that subtitle the last chapter does a somewhat hurried job of this and disappoints a bit in by Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller uestioning whether or not this conflict on its own was as significant as suggested or not I felt a bit cheatedTaking a step back reading this book did help menderstand the region better and I again found it remarkable how the things change the they remain the same or if you ll forgive another clich how history repeats itself 1967 had a militant Assad a belligerent Israel an indecisive but meddling America an aggrieved Palestine an Egypt in turmoil a Jordan caught in the middle sounds familiar Well except there s no USSRIt s also Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering. uite a depressing read in a way because you can t help but feel that way as you realize how messedp that hoary region s history is and how deep the grievances behind the Israel Palestine issue really run A worthwhile read in the end if you re a history buff I had somewhat of a sketchy rememberance of the 6 Day War from 1967 but digging into the details was rather eye opening I d never heard of a professional army so completely breaking and running in the face of enemy Political. Though it lasted for only six tense days in June the 1967 Arab Israeli war never really ended Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoing intifada is a direct conseuence of those six days of fighting Michael B Oren’s magnificent Six Days of War an internationally acclaimed bestseller is the first.