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By Zeev Maoz

Defending the Holy Land is the main entire research up to now of Israel's nationwide defense and overseas coverage, from the inception of the country of Israel to the current. writer Zeev Maoz's distinct double viewpoint, as either a professional at the Israeli safeguard institution and esteemed student of Mideast politics, permits him to explain in harrowing element the tragic recklessness and self-made traps that pervade the historical past of Israeli safeguard operations and international policy.

Most of the wars within which Israel used to be concerned, Maoz exhibits, have been totally avoidable, the results of planned Israeli aggression, mistaken decision-making, and inaccurate clash administration techniques. None, with the potential exception of the 1948 warfare of Independence, have been what Israelis name "wars of necessity." They have been all wars of choice-or, worse, folly.

Demonstrating that Israel's nationwide defense coverage rested at the shaky pairing of a trigger-happy method of using strength with a hesitant and reactive peace international relations, Defending the Holy Land recounts in minute-by-minute aspect how the ascendancy of Israel's defense institution over its international coverage equipment ended in pointless wars and neglected opportunites for peace.

A scathing and amazing revisionist background, Defending the Holy Land demands sweeping reform of Israel's international coverage and nationwide safety institutions. This ebook will essentially remodel the way in which readers take into consideration Israel's bothered history.


Zeev Maoz is Professor of Political technology on the college of California, Davis. he's the previous head of the Graduate college of presidency and coverage and of the Jaffee middle for Strategic stories at Tel Aviv collage, in addition to the previous educational director of the M.A. application on the Israeli safeguard Forces' nationwide safety College.


Cover picture: Israel, Jerusalem, Western Wall and The Dome of The Rock. Courtesy of Corbis.

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