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The Arab-Israeli Conflict


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August 2002

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The Palestine War has been by far the most important military encounter in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. This book examines the origins of the war and its progression through two distinct stages: the guerrilla warfare between the Arab and Jewish communities of Mandatory Palestine, and the conventional inter-state war between the State of Israel and the invading Arab armies. In doing so it assesses the participants, their war aims, strategies and combat performance. Finally, it examines the reasons for Israel's success in the face of seemingly impossible odds and for the failure of the Arab nations to turn their military and numerical superiority into victory on the ground.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction and Chronology *Background to war *Warring sides *Outbreak *The fighting *Portrait of a soldier *The world around war *Portrait of a civilian *How the war ended *Conclusion and consequences

Portrait

Efraim Karsh is Professor and Head of the Mediterranean Studies Programme at King's College, University of London. He has held various academic posts at the Sorbonne, the London School of Economics, Columbia University, Helsinki University and Tel-Aviv University. Professor Karsh has published extensively on Middle Eastern affairs, Soviet foreign policy and European neutrality.

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The Palestine War has been by far the most important military encounter in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Israel's survival and victory, coupled with the Palestinian dispersion and the creation of a lingering refugee problem, would redefine Middle Eastern political and military affairs for decades to come.
EAN: 9781841763729
ISBN: 1841763721
Untertitel: The Palestine War 1948. 'Essential Histories'. 25 colour & 25 b&w illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2002
Seitenanzahl: 96 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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