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Defending Israel: A Controversial Plan Toward Peace

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Israel is a tiny country. From tip to toe, it stretches 260 miles long but is only 60 miles at its widest point. Since the days of the British mandate, the question of "defensible borders" for the Jewish state has always been problematic. Yet considering the larger picture of what has happened in the Middle East over the last 25 years -- the peace treaties with Egypt and J ...more
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Published March 11th 2014 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2004)
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JPP Smorenburg
Jun 29, 2014 JPP Smorenburg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Defending Israel

A fascinating and convincing plea by professor van Creveld for Israel to relinquish the occupied territories and let the lamb decide if it will lay down beside the lion. A thorough review of the stunning victories by Israel from what are now paradoxically known as "indefensible borders", the weakened Arab states and changed power dynamics, and the dead end for Israel when it persists in holding on to the Golan, Gaza strip and the West Bank. We are shown how current technology and
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Aug 13, 2007 Kris Wijoyo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
buku ini gw baca lumayan cepet, bahasanya enak en seru.
ceritanya tentang gagasan Van Creveld untuk ngebuat Israel rada gak keras kepala ngadepin palestina, karena suatu saat kalo terlalu ngotot, maka kejadiannya akan sama seperti saat bangsa Israel ditindas Mesir walaupun berdasarkan analisanya kekuatan militer Israel terkuat di timur tengan. Israel, kata dia, harus ninggalin jalur gaza dan tepi barat dan bikin tembok disekeliling daerah okupasi Israel.

gw rada kebawa sama suasana ni buku abis ab
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Martin Levi van Creveld (born 5 March 1946) is an Israeli military historian and theorist.

Van Creveld was born in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam, and has lived in Israel since shortly after his birth. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has been on the faculty since 1971. He is the author of seventeen books on military his
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