Cursed Victory: A History Of Israel And The Occupied Territories

Paperback | July 10, 2015

byAhron Bregman

not yet rated|write a review
In a move that would forever alter the map of the Middle East, Israel captured the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula in 1967's brief but pivotal Six Day War. CURSED VICTORY is the first complete history of the war's troubled aftermath - a military occupation of the Palestinian territories that is now well into its fifth decade.

Drawing on unprecedented access high-level sources, top-secret memos and never-before-published letters, the book provides a gripping and unvarnished chronicle of how what Israel promised would be an 'enlightened occupation' quickly turned sour, and the anguished diplomatic attempts to bring it to an end. Bregman sheds fresh light on critical moments in the peace process, taking us behind the scenes as decisions about the fate of the territories were made, and more often, as crucial opportunities to resolve the conflict were missed. As the narrative moves from Jerusalem to New York, Oslo to Beirut, and from the late 1960s to the present day, CURSED VICTORY provides vivid portraits of the key players in this unfolding drama, including Moshe Dayan, King Hussein of Jordan, Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat. Yet Bregman always reminds us how diplomatic and back-room negotiations affected the daily lives of millions of Arabs, and how the Palestinian resistance, especially during the first and second intifadas, in turn shaped political developments.

As Bregman concludes, the occupation has become a dark stain on Israel's history, and an era when international opinion of the country shifted decisively. CURSED VICTORY is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the origins of the ongoing conflict in the region.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$21.99

Ships within 1-2 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

In a move that would forever alter the map of the Middle East, Israel captured the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula in 1967's brief but pivotal Six Day War. CURSED VICTORY is the first complete history of the war's troubled aftermath - a military occupation of the Palestinian territories that is now well into it...

Ahron Bregman is a UK-based political scientist of Israeli origin, as well as a writer and journalist, specialising on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

other books by Ahron Bregman

Israel's Wars: A History Since 1947
Israel's Wars: A History Since 1947

Kobo ebook|Jan 22 2016

$58.99

Israel's Wars, 1947-1993
Israel's Wars, 1947-1993

Kobo ebook|May 1 2000

$32.29 online$41.93list price(save 22%)
Israel's Wars
Israel's Wars

Kobo ebook|Sep 1 2003

$27.29 online$35.37list price(save 22%)
see all books by Ahron Bregman
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.76 × 5.07 × 0.95 inPublished:July 10, 2015Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141017236

ISBN - 13:9780141017235

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Cursed Victory: A History Of Israel And The Occupied Territories

Reviews