1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the by Tom Segev

By Tom Segev

Tom Segev’s acclaimed One Palestine, Complete and The 7th Million overturned authorised perspectives of the background of Israel. Now, in 1967, he brings his masterful talents to the watershed yr while six days of conflict reshaped the rustic and the full region.

Going some distance past an army account, Segev re-creates the apocalyptic weather in Israel prior to the battle in addition to the country’s bravado after its victory. He introduces the mythical figures—Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Lyndon Johnson—and an epic forged of squaddies, lobbyists, refugees, and settlers. He unearths as by no means sooner than Israel’s intimacy with the White condo, and the political rivalries that sabotaged any probability of peace. specially, Segev demanding situations the view that the warfare was once inevitable, exhibiting that at the back of the bloodshed was once a chain of disastrous miscalculations.

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He also expresses an interest in converting them to Christianity and making them loyal subjects of the crown. 4. In what context was the document created? Columbus wrote the letter in 1493, within six months of his first voyage. He would have been eager to announce the success of his endeavor. 5. What’s missing? Columbus’s letter provides just one view of the encounter. We do not have a corresponding account from the native Americans’ perspective nor from anyone else travelling with Columbus. With no corroboration evidence, how reliable is this description?

Carved in the later Paleolithic period and originally colored red, it probably was meant to have symbolic power expressing the importance of women’s fertility. The emphasis on the woman’s breasts and pubic area have led scholars to call such statuettes Venus figurines, after the Roman goddess of love and sex; archaeologists have uncovered many of them all across Europe. Since no written records exist to explain the significance of such figurines’ hairstyle, obesity, and pronounced sexual characteristics, we can only speculate about the complex meanings that early peoples attributed to them.

A recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, she is currently working on a general history of emotions in the West. R. A. A. D. from Yale University. He is the author of Society and Religion in Münster, 1535–1618 (1984); The Myth of Ritual Murder: Jews and Magic in Reformation Germany (1988); Social Discipline in the Reformation: Central Europe 1550–1750 (1989); Trent 1475: Stories of a Ritual Murder Trial (1992); The World of the Catholic Renewal (1997); and Noble Patronage and Jesuit Missions: Maria Theresa von Fugger-Wellenburg (1690–1762) and Jesuit Missionaries to China and Vietnam (2006).

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