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The Resource Fortress Israel : the inside story of the military elite who run the country--and why they can't make peace, Patrick Tyler

Fortress Israel : the inside story of the military elite who run the country--and why they can't make peace, Patrick Tyler

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Fortress Israel : the inside story of the military elite who run the country--and why they can't make peace
Title
Fortress Israel
Title remainder
the inside story of the military elite who run the country--and why they can't make peace
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Tyler
Title variation
Fortress Israel
Title variation remainder
the inside story of the military elite who run the country and why they cant make peace
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An epic portrayal of Israel's martial culture--of Sparta presenting itself as Athens. Tyler takes us inside the military culture of Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, introducing us to generals who make decisions that trump those of elected leaders and who disdain diplomacy as appeasement or surrender. He shows how this martial culture envelops every family: Israeli youth go through three years of compulsory military service after high school, and are encourage to remain afterward for lasting prestige or a lifelong network, creating a martial outlook so ingrained that Israelis are missing opportunities to make peace even when it is possible to do so. Based on a vast array of sources, declassified documents, personal archives, and interviews across the spectrum of Israel's ruling class, Tyler presents a remarkable story of character, rivalry, conflict, and the competing impulses for war and for peace in the Middle East.
Summary
Beginning with an example of an Israeli state-directed assassination against Iranian nuclear scientists, Tyler, a former military analyst and chief correspondent with The New York Times, offers insights into the military culture that has shaped Israeli policy, and covers the major conflicts and peace efforts. The book includes a map and photographs. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
--Adapted from Amazon.com
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10144332
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, Patrick
Dewey number
956.9405092/2
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
DS126.6.A2
LC item number
T95 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prime ministers
  • Politicians
  • Generals
  • Civil-military relations
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Israel
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the inside story of the military elite who run the country and why they can't make peace
Label
Fortress Israel : the inside story of the military elite who run the country--and why they can't make peace, Patrick Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-541) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Murder in Tehran -- Ben-Gurion : the origins of militarism -- The destruction of Israel's second prime minister -- Suez Crisis : Ben-Gurion goes to war -- Israel as "detonator" -- The rise of the generals -- Six-Day War : the military revolts -- War as policy : Nasser and the PLO -- The high price of militarism : Yom Kippur -- Rabin : from general to prime minister -- Begin : a peace to enable war -- The Sabra Caesar : Sharon in Lebanon -- Protecting the ruling elite -- Intifada : the intimate enemy awakes -- Peace strategy : the new Yitzhak -- Oslo : wary generals waging peace -- Bibi against the military elite -- Barak : the arrogance of power -- Sharon : the last campaign against Arafat -- At wit's end : killing the paraplegic preacher -- Olmert : putting Lebanon back twenty years -- War (on Syria) war (on Gaza) war (on Iran?)
Control code
19897193
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
562 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374281045
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012003865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn774213755
  • (OCoLC)774213755
Label
Fortress Israel : the inside story of the military elite who run the country--and why they can't make peace, Patrick Tyler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-541) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Murder in Tehran -- Ben-Gurion : the origins of militarism -- The destruction of Israel's second prime minister -- Suez Crisis : Ben-Gurion goes to war -- Israel as "detonator" -- The rise of the generals -- Six-Day War : the military revolts -- War as policy : Nasser and the PLO -- The high price of militarism : Yom Kippur -- Rabin : from general to prime minister -- Begin : a peace to enable war -- The Sabra Caesar : Sharon in Lebanon -- Protecting the ruling elite -- Intifada : the intimate enemy awakes -- Peace strategy : the new Yitzhak -- Oslo : wary generals waging peace -- Bibi against the military elite -- Barak : the arrogance of power -- Sharon : the last campaign against Arafat -- At wit's end : killing the paraplegic preacher -- Olmert : putting Lebanon back twenty years -- War (on Syria) war (on Gaza) war (on Iran?)
Control code
19897193
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
562 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374281045
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012003865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn774213755
  • (OCoLC)774213755

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