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By Zeev Maoz

Defending the Holy Land is the main finished research up to now of Israel's nationwide safety and overseas coverage, from the inception of the nation of Israel to the current. writer Zeev Maoz's precise double viewpoint, as either knowledgeable 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 background of Israeli defense operations and international policy.

Most of the wars during which Israel used to be concerned, Maoz indicates, have been completely avoidable, the results of planned Israeli aggression, fallacious decision-making, and inaccurate clash administration techniques. None, with the potential exception of the 1948 struggle 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 protection 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 element how the ascendancy of Israel's safety institution over its international coverage equipment ended in pointless wars and ignored opportunites for peace.

A scathing and outstanding revisionist background, Defending the Holy Land demands sweeping reform of Israel's overseas coverage and nationwide safety institutions. This publication will essentially remodel the best way readers take into consideration Israel's history.


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


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

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