- Author: Tom Segev
- Translator: Jessica Cohen
- Publisher: Metropolitan Books
- Published: May 2007
- ISBN-10: 0805070575
- ISBN-13: 9780805070576
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2007
- Subject: HISTORY / Middle East / Israel
Our Price: $10.00
Going far beyond a military account, Tom Segev (One Palestine, Complete; The Seventh Million) re-creates the crisis in Israel before 1967, showing how economic recession, a full grasp of the Holocaust's horrors, and the dire threats made by neighbor states combined to produce a climate of apocalypse. Segev depicts Israel's bravado after its victory, the mood revealed in a popular joke in which one soldier says to his friend, 'Let's take over Cairo'; the friend replies, 'Then what shall we do in the afternoon?' Segev challenges the view that the war was inevitable, citing, as cause, a series of disastrous miscalculations.
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