The Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs

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Penguin Adult, Mar 5, 1998 - Political Science - 301 pages

Since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, the region has been the scene of fierce power struggles, injustice and tragic events - a situation which persists to this day. Now for the first time, an Israeli-Arab author collaboration is tackling one of the world's most controversial situations.

Published to accompany a six-part BBC television series by the makers of the award-winning DEATH OF YUGOSLAVIA, this myth-breaking book draws on candid interviews with key protagonists in the struggles - many of whom have never before spoken out - to reveal behind-the-scenes events and put the record straight. This is a definitive insiders' account of war and peace in the Middle East.

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THE FIFTY YEARS' WAR: Israel and the Arabs

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A lively account of the diplomatic and military battles during the Arab-Israeli conflict's first half-century; it's the companion to a public-TV documentary entitled Israel and the Arabs. A major plus ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Ahron Bregman was born in Israel but has lived in England since 1989. He has written for various academic journals and also writes for the Daily Telegraph. His book WAR AND ISRAELI SOCIETY 1948-1990s is forthcoing.

Jihan El-Tahri was born in Helsinki where her father an Egyptian diplomat was posted. She has spent a number of years working as a journalist and is the co-author of LE DESTINE D'ARAFAT.

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