Author Shlaim, Avi, author
Title The iron wall : Israel and the Arab world / Avi Shlaim
Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DS119.7 .S4762 2014    AVAILABLE    30610020503553
Edition Updated and expanded edition, Second edition
Descript xlii, 900 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "First published as a Norton paperback 2001; updated 2014"--Title page verso
"'Fascinating... Shlaim presents compelling evidence for a revaluation of traditional Israeli history.' --New York Times Book Review. For this newly expanded edition, Avi Shlaim has added four chapters and an epilogue that address the prime ministerships from Barak to Netanyahu in the 'one book everyone should read for a concise history of Israel's relations with Arabs' (Independent). What was promulgated as an 'iron-wall' strategy--building a position of unassailable strength--was meant to yield to a further stage where Israel would be strong enough to negotiate a satisfactory peace with its neighbors. The goal still remains elusive, if not even further away. This penetrating study brilliantly illuminates past progress and future prospects for peace in the Middle East"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 853-867) and index
Preface to the second edition -- Preface to the first edition -- Chronology -- Prologue : the Zionist foundations -- The emergence of Israel 1947-1949 -- Consolidation 1949-1953 -- Attempts at accommodation 1953-1955 -- The road to Suez 1955-1957 -- The alliance of the periphery 1957-1963 -- Poor little Samson 1963-1969 -- Immobilism 1969-1974 -- Disengagement 1974-1977 -- Peace with Egypt 1977-1981 -- The Lebanese quagmire 1981-1984 -- Political paralysis 1984-1988 -- Stonewalling 1988-1992 -- The breakthrough 1992-1995 -- The setback 1995-1996 -- Back to the iron wall 1996-1999 -- Stalemate with Syria 1999-2000 -- Peace in tatters 2000-2001 -- Sharon's war on terror 2001-2003 -- The road map to nowhere 2003-2006 -- Epilogue
Subject Arab-Israeli conflict
Israel -- Foreign policy