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The Israel of Moshe Dayan.

Mitla Pass, by Leon Uris (1988, Doubleday Books)
This great novel starts out with the unscripted plans of the Israelis for the 1956 Sinai Peninsula conflict with the Egyptian armies as supported by an air corps of volunteer pilots, etc., from places like Poland and Czechoslovakia that were supposed to be good proving grounds for MIG pilots and air crews. 808 more words

Thomas Spitters - Blog

Bravo, President Trump, for Standing Up to Palestinian Blackmail on Jerusalem

Trump is not destroying his own peace efforts but grounding them in reality: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. And he’s reacted to Arab and Palestinian ‘predictions’ (read: threats) of violence with the contempt they deserve… 920 more words

Witness: Sabra and Shatila

friday 15th september, 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio
sabra and shatila – a massacre in lebanon (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series) 79 more words

A side of tachboulah, please

The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War
Steven Pressfield
New York: Penguin 2014
398 pages

In my last post, I suggested a few things to read once you’ve become satiated with Boyd himself (don’t worry, it happens). 1,471 more words

Boyd's Theories

Today in Middle Eastern history: Sabra and Shatila (1982)

Of all the atrocities that attended Lebanon’s 15 year civil war from 1975-1990, and of all the atrocities that have been blamed on the Israeli Defense Forces, or on American meddling in Middle Eastern affairs, over the past several decades, what happened in the Sabra neighborhood of west Beirut and the neighboring Shatila refugee camp between September 16 and September 18, 1982, stands out among the very worst.

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BBC WS history programme dumbs down the story of a border dispute

The June 29th edition of the BBC World Service radio history programme ‘Witness‘ was titled “The Disputed Resort of Taba” and it was presented as follows in the synopsis. 864 more words

BBC

Heart-Stopper Israel-Russia

A lot of Russians left Russia to occupy Israel as Jews under the guise of wanting free land.

Ariel Sharon sensed something was amiss, but because he was Russian and feared for his own death by unnatural means he shrugged off the inevitable.

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