By Ahron Bregman
An authoritative and impassioned historical past 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 movement that might eternally regulate 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 battle. Cursed Victory is the 1st whole heritage 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 resources, top-secret memos and never-before-published letters, the ebook presents a gripping and unvarnished chronicle of ways what Israel promised will be an 'enlightened career' quick grew to become bitter, and the anguished diplomatic makes an attempt to deliver it to an finish. Bregman sheds clean mild on serious moments within the peace technique, taking us backstage as judgements in regards to the destiny of the territories have been made, and extra frequently, as the most important possibilities to unravel the clash have been ignored. because the narrative strikes from Jerusalem to ny, Oslo to Beirut, and from the past due Nineteen Sixties to the current day, Cursed Victory presents bright pix 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 continually reminds us how diplomatic and back-room negotiations affected the day-by-day lives of thousands of Arabs, and the way the Palestinian resistance, particularly throughout the first and moment intifadas, and now in fresh tragic advancements, have formed the political arena.
As Bregman concludes, the career has develop into a depressing stain on Israel's historical past. Cursed Victory is key studying for a person who desires to comprehend the origins of the continuing clash within the region.
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Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories, 1967 to the Present by Ahron Bregman