Chaim Herzog, former president of Israel from 1983-1993, was involved in each conflict with Israel and its neighbors from before the 1948 War of Independence. This is his account of Israel's fight to preserve her existence. This new edition now covers the events of the past twenty years, including the pullout from Lebanon, intifadas, the first Gulf War, and more. 476 pages, softcover.
Now in its third edition, this classic study has been updated for the first time in more than twenty years.
Chaim Herzog, former President of Israel, was involved in every conflict involving Israel and its Arab neighbors from before the 1948 War of Independence. The Arab-Israeli Wars is Herzog’s acclaimed history of Israel’s fight since 1947 to preserve her existence against repeated attacks. Revised after his death by friend and colleague General Shomo Gazit, this new edition also covers the events of the past twenty years, including the pullout from Lebanon, both intifadas, the first Gulf War, the Oslo Process, and beyond. Riveting, informative, and comprehensive, this authoritative account tells the story of Israel’s struggle to survive but gives a clear picture of the people and politics that continue to shape the destiny of this crucial region.
Chaim Herzog was a major-general in the Israeli army and later President of Israel. He died in 1997.
Shlomo Gazit is the former head of Israeli Military Intelligence.
"The best single-volume history of the Arab-Israeli wars." --The New York Times
"A volume that anyone who wants to understand what Israel has endured will have to read." --The New York Times Book Review
"Masterly and all-embracing." --John Keegan, Sunday Times
“Lucid, remarkably fair minded.” –Business Week
“Masterly.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review
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