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

"Once in the military system, Israelis never fully exit," writes journalist Patrick Tyler. "They carry the military identity for life, not just through service in the reserves until age forty-nine ... but through lifelong expectations of loyalty and secrecy." The military is the country to a... Full description

Main Author: Tyler, Patrick.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
Edition: 1st ed.
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?).
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