Israel: A History

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/12/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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"Israel is a small and relatively young country, but since the day of its creation more than half a century ago, its turbulent history has placed it at the center of the world stage. In this account, Martin Gilbert traces Israel's history from the struggles of its pioneers in the nineteenth century up to the present day."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Martin Gilbert is an Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2008 editionp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
List of photographsp. xix
List of mapsp. xxiii
Photographic acknowledgementsp. xxv
Ideals of statehoodp. 3
Towards Zionp. 16
Beyond the Balfour Declaration, 1918-1929p. 36
Threats and dangers, 1929-1937p. 59
Hopes ... and blows, 1937-1939p. 82
The Second World War, 1939-1945p. 100
The British Mandate continues, 1945-1946p. 121
Year of decision, 1947p. 141
Undeclared war, November 1947-April 1948p. 153
The conflict intensifies, April-May 1948p. 170
The War of Independence, May 1948 to the first trucep. 186
From the first truce to the second trucep. 209
From the second truce to the armistice agreementsp. 223
The last four months of the warp. 240
The ingathering of the exilesp. 250
Conflicts and achievements, 1952-1955p. 279
Paths to war, December 1955-October 1956p. 306
The Sinai campaignp. 320
A State in being, 1956-1963p. 329
Years of growth, 1963-1966p. 349
Nasser's challengep. 365
The Six Day Warp. 384
The dilemmas of victoryp. 396
The October War, Yom Kippur 1973p. 426
The fourth postwar erap. 462
To the Lebanese war and beyondp. 496
Intifadap. 525
Towards Madrid and Oslop. 543
The peace processp. 568
'Shalom, haver' - Peace, my friendp. 588
Conflict and conciliationp. 620
'Permit me to be a dreamer'p. 637
Epiloguep. 653
Mapsp. 657
Glossaryp. 696
Bibliography of works consultedp. 701
Indexp. 711
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