9780393321128

The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World

ISBN 10: 0393321126 / 0-393-32112-6
ISBN 13: 9780393321128
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Softcover
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As it celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, the State of Israel could count many important successes. Its population, six million, was ten times that of 1948. One-third of the world's Jews lived in Israel, speaking the Hebrew language that was confined to liturgy when Zionism was born. In its central aim of providing the scattered Jews with a haven, instilling in them a sense of nationhood, and forging a modern nation-state, Zionism has been a brilliant success. These achievements were all the more remarkable against the background of the appalling tragedy of the Holocaust.
However, as Avi Shlaim points out in this political and diplomatic history of Israel, the conflict with the Palestinians, and with the Arab world at large, casts a long shadow over the history of the state. Israel's relationship with the Arabs has been marked by war and uneasy peace. What was promulgated as an "Iron Wall" strategy-dealing with the Arabs from a position of unassailable strength-was meant to yield to a further stage where Israel would be strong enough to negotiate a satisfactory peace with the Palestinians and its other Arab neighbors. How and why this goal remains elusive is the subject of this major new work.


Review:

"[Schlaim's] story is a bracing corrective to the somewhat mythic one told until now. But his political views are jarringly evident..."

Ethan Bronner, New York Times Book Review, 11/14/1996

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'[T]he reader is presented with a surreal picture of the conflict, where a small, fragile and peace-loving Arab world is besieged by an aggressive and expansionist Jewish superpower."

Efraim Karsh, Times Literary Supplement, 05/05/2000

 

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Book Description: WW Norton Co, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 208 x 138 mm. Brand New Book. As it celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, the State of Israel could count many important successes, but its conflict with the Palestinians and the Arab world at large casts a long shadow over its history. What was promulgated as an iron-wall strategy dealing with the Arabs from a position of unassailable strength was meant to yield to a further stage where Israel would be strong enough to negotiate a satisfactory peace with its neighbors. The goal remains elusive. In this penetrating study, Avi Shlaim examines how variations of the iron-wall philosophy have guided Israel s leaders; he finds that, while the strategy has been successful, opportunities have been lost to progress from military security to broader peace. The Iron Wall brilliantly illuminates past progress and future prospects for peace in the Middle East. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780393321128

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