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Mobi ô Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East ↠ Michael B. Oren

Though it lasted for only six tense days in June the 1967 Arab Israeli war never really ended Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoing intifada is a direct conseuence of those six days of fighting Michael B Oren’s magnificent Six Days of War an internationally acclaimed bestseller is the first New review Aug 09Since I have been spending the last year reading about Israel and Palestine I may now class this book as shameless and apologetic when it comes to Israeli militarism My review below is shameless in many ways and I'm a bit embarrased about it Oren says he is givng everyone eual treatment but how can you be Israeli embassador to the US and not be biased? This book supports Israel myths about itself and its military might and does little to acknowledge that the 1967 war was part of a catalyst of pain and suffering of the Palestinian people With the Israeli silence surrounding criticism of their own history you wonder what this comprehensive book left out and for what purpose Old review Though the author says that he sets out to provide an objective history of the Six Day War there are two glowing descretions He's Jewish and Israeli And though again objectivity was the goal why did I find myself someone unsure of how he falls on the Jews for Israel scale thinkng Woo Way to go Israel in response to the military narrative Yes it is a good book and it is probably as objective as possible eliciting some sympathy for King Hussein and Nasser while loathingloving Moshe Dayan that is you get to see how it ran from the inside You get to see read about the involvement of the USSR and USA especially ambivalent and Israel's plans for the Palestinians as it became apparent that they would end up with the West Bank and Gaza Spoiler Alert The Israelis were wary of harming mosues on the way into East Jerusalem handed the Dome of the Rock over to Muslim authorities ASAP and wanted to make a federated Palestinian state autonomous to Israel Of course still not something that Yasser Arafat would accept; just not impossible enough And there are always your people who think that the West Bank should be annexed and the Palestinians ousted but thank goodness these people were on the Israeli margins in 1967 Israel is seen best as a thriving democracy shown through its fractious cabinet its loathing of the prime minister and its fear of international sanction while the fatal error of the Arab countries was their inability to estimate Israel as such After the Egyptians lost their air force in the first few hours it was reported on Cairo radio that the army was penetrating Israel and laying seige to Tel Aviv Even Nasser was a victim of his own system; no one told him the truth until it was much too late A fast read Finished in less than a week

Epub Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle EastComprehensive account of this epoch making event Writing with a novelist’s command of narrative and a historian’s grasp of fact and motive Oren reconstructs both the lightning fast action on the battlefields and the political shocks that electrified the world Extraordinary personalities Moshe Dayan and Gamal Abdul Nasser Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosygin rose and top Egyptian and Syrian military incompetence and the sense that Israel's back was against the wall; these were my impressions of the war as it was acted out Ambassador Oren's narrative confirms those vague impressions but he also provides the detail to flesh out the story Nervous breakdown fog of war big power politics and numerous other features are added to provide a clear picture of this uniuely short war that is still going on With maps handy I used Mapuest's terrain and satellite maps it is an easy read that provides a full background gives just enough operational detail and connects the events of June1967 to the ongoing Arab Israeli contest I recommend it

Michael B. Oren ↠ Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East Book

Mobi î Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East ´ 460 pages Download ´ Gymapparel Ï [Ebook] ➤ Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East By Michael B. Oren – Though it lastPled from power as a result of this war; borders were redrawn; daring strategies brilliantly succeeded or disastrously failed in a matter of hours And the balance of power changed in the Middle East and in the world A towering work of history and an enthralling human narrative Six Days of War is the most important book on the Middle East conflict to appear in a generation Ignorance Can be the greatest ally or the greatest enemy of an army at war In the book Six Days of War Michael B Oren explains in considerable detail how Arab ignorance and mistrust was the real key to the vastly outnumbered Israelis defeating three Arab armies in just six days Oren shows how the Israelis called up all of their reserves and prepared for weeks to attack Egypt before Egypt attacked them or to defend if Egypt attacked first And yet the Israeli attack on June 5 1967 came as a complete surprise to the commander of the Egyptian ArmyThe reasons are complicated but Oren makes a strong case that Field Marshall Abdel Hakim Amer supreme commander of Egyptian forces filled the upper ranks of the Egyptian military with cronies shoving aside talented leaders preparing for a coup against his childhood friend President Gamel Abdel NasserThe Israelis put Moshe Dayan in charge of the military just months before the war another signal to anyone paying attention that the war plans were for an attack Also just months before the war the Egyptians blockaded the Israeli port in Elat and all shipping Time pressure pushed the Israelis to act and yet the Egyptians blustered and waited and did not prepare for an attack let alone prepare for their own On June 5 nearly the entire Israeli Air Force attacked air bases all across Egypt By the afternoon than 80% of the Egyptian Air Force was burning wreckage most of it on the ground Cratering charges made the airfields useless At the same time the Israeli Defense Forces IDF rolled into Sinai in a multi pronged attack that succeeded so fast and so well that the most optimistic Israeli leaders could not believe it With so much of the IDF fighting on the ground and in the air in Sinai driving toward Egypt if the Jordanian and Syrian armies had attacked Israel would have to stop the attack and defend itself at minimum pulling all air support away from Egypt Both the Syrians and the Jordanians had sworn mutual aid in case of attack But nothing happened Ira also was to attack in support of Egypt It's forces sat in Jordan and Syria On June 7 fighting started near Jerusalem The Israelis had no plans to recapture Jerusalem but the Jordanians fired on the IDF from the Mount Scopus and other heights in Jerusalem the IDF attacked to take out the guns and by the night of June 9 10 retook Jerusalem and had the Jordanian army including the vaunted Arab Legion in full retrat all across the West Bank of the Jordan RiverDuring this period the Syrians shelled Israeli settlements The settlers on the frontier howled for help On June 10 the IDF attacked in the North toward Syria If the Syrians had attacked the Israelis would have been obliged to stop their offensives in Jordan and Egypt But the Syrians shelled civilians and stayed still Their army like the other two Arab armies was in headlong retreat on June 11 In war the mistakes of the enemy are often as important as the plans of the winners In this case arrogance and mistrust among the Egyptian leaders was followed by a betrayal by their allies The end was Israel than doubling in territory and smashing three Arab armies Oren explains battles in great detail especially retaking Jerusalem and the air attack that won the war on the first day He also gives the reader a lot of detail about propaganda Egypt used its media to deny their losses and tell the world they were winning the war Part of the hesitation of the Jordanians and Syrians to come to the aid of Egypt was the glowing reports Egypt was sending of their great victories The other overwhelming impression the book gave me is of how ignorant the Egyptians were of what the Israelis were doing despite the evidence in front of them The rest of the world was also largely ignorant of how bad the situation was on the ground and how fast everything changed It reminded me of how the world blundered into war in 1914 This book tells a complicated story very well