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“The Iron Wall”: Israel and the Arab World

The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World
Avi Shlaim’s “The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World” is the outstanding book on Israeli foreign policy, now thoroughly updated with a new preface and chapters on Israel’s most recent leaders.اضافة اعلان

In the 1920s, hardline zionists developed the doctrine of the “Iron Wall”: negotiations with Arabs must always be from a position of military strength.

This doctrine, argues Avi Shlaim, became central to Israeli policy; dissenters were marginalized and many opportunities to reconcile with Palestinians were lost. Drawing on a great deal of new material and interviews with many key participants, Shlaim places Israel’s political and military actions under an uncompromising lens.

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