By Zeev Maoz
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Defending the Holy Land is the main accomplished research thus far 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 standpoint, as either a professional at the Israeli protection institution and esteemed pupil of Mideast politics, permits him to explain in harrowing element the tragic recklessness and self-made traps that pervade the background of Israeli safeguard operations and international coverage.
Most of the wars within which Israel used to be concerned, Maoz exhibits, have been solely avoidable, the results of planned Israeli aggression, improper decision-making, and inaccurate clash administration innovations. None, with the potential exception of the 1948 conflict 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 safeguard 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 defense institution over its overseas coverage gear resulted in pointless wars and ignored opportunites for peace.
A scathing and significant revisionist heritage, Defending the Holy Land demands sweeping reform of Israel's international coverage and nationwide safeguard institutions. This e-book will essentially remodel the way in which readers take into consideration Israel's heritage.
Zeev Maoz is Professor of Political technological know-how on the college of California, Davis. he's the previous head of the Graduate university of presidency and coverage and of the Jaffee heart for Strategic stories at Tel AvivUniversity, in addition to the previous educational director of the M.A. software on the Israeli safety Forces' nationwide security collage. disguise photo: Israel, Jerusalem, Western Wall and The Dome of The Rock. Courtesy of Corbis.