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Israel : a history

Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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The author "traces Israel's history from the struggles of its pioneers in the nineteenth century up to the present day. Along the way, he describes the defining moments in the history of the Jewish people, among them the Balfour Declaration of 1917; the United Nations Partition Resolution of 1947; and the founding of the State of Israel in 1948."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gilbert
ISBN: 0688123627 9780688123628
OCLC Number: 37987043
Description: xvi, 750 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ideals of statehood --
Towards Zion --
Beyond the Balfour Declaration, 1918-1929 --
Threats and dangers, 1929-1937 --
Hopes ... and blows, 1937-1939 --
The Second World War, 1939-1945 --
The British Mandate continues, 1945-1946 --
Year of decision, 1947 --
Undeclared war, November 1947-April 1948 --
The conflict intensifies, April-May 1948 --
The War of Independence, May 1948 to the first truce --
From the first truce to the second truce --
From the second truce to the armistice agreements --
The last four months of the war --
The ingathering of the exiles --
Conflicts and achievements, 1952-1955 --
Paths to war, December 1955-October 1956 --
The Sinai campaign
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The author "traces Israel's history from the struggles of its pioneers in the nineteenth century up to the present day. Along the way, he describes the defining moments in the history of the Jewish people, among them the Balfour Declaration of 1917; the United Nations Partition Resolution of 1947; and the founding of the State of Israel in 1948."--Jacket.

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