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Cursed Victory

The definitive history of the Occupied Territories since 1967, based on never-before-seen documents and interviews with the era's major players.

Cursed Victory tells the story of Israel's troubled presence in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula since its sweeping victory in the 1967 Six Day War. Drawing on high-level interviews, never-before-seen letters and top secret memos, distinguished Israeli historian Ahron Bregman traces the evolution of the military occupation over four decades, as Israeli society was marked by a tension between the desire to withdraw and the instinct to hold its ground. He provides vivid portraits of the key players in this drama, from Moshe Dayan to Ariel Sharon, Bill Clinton to Yasser Arafat, yet always reminds the reader how diplomatic negotiations in Madrid, New York and Oslo impacted the daily lives of millions of Arabs.

As Bregman's revelatory book shows us, the story of the occupation is the story of missed opportunities-key moments when Israel could have withdrawn if some of the many players involved on all sides had been willing to forge a different course.

Ahron Bregman is the author of four books about Israel and the Arabs: The Fifty Years War (with Jihan el Tahri); Israel's Wars, A History of Israel and Elusive Peace. He was born in Israel and now teaches at the Department of War Studies, King's College London.

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234 x 153mm
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