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Moshe Dayan: Story of My Life

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This is the revealing autobiography of a soldier who never forgot his roots as a farmer, a loner who rose to the highest echelons of government.
Paperback, 640 pages
Published December 12th 1992 by Da Capo Press (first published 1976)
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Ahmed

كعادتي بمناسبة شهر أكتوبر أفضل قراءة كتاب يتعلق بالحرب
وقررت أن يكون كتابا مترجما هذا العام
وإستقريت على هذا الكاتب لأحد صقور إسرائيل وأحد المؤسسين للكيان الصهيوني
برغم أن الكتاب أصلا سيرة ذاتية ولكن يمكن إعتباره عن الحرب كذلك
فحوالى تسعه أعشاره عن الحرب بدءً من عصابات الهاجاناه حتى حرب أكتوبر

قسم ديان الكتاب لثماني أبواب و40 فصلا :


الباب الأول
بدايات موشيه ديان يحكى الظروف المحيطة بولادته ولماذا سمى موشيه ومن أين جاء اسم ديان ولماذا هاجر أهله إلى فلسطين برغم أنهم لم يضطهدوا ف روسيا وكانت حياتهم طبيعي
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Gary
Jan 17, 2013 Gary rated it it was amazing
Moshe Dayan was one of Israel's greatest military heroes and political leaders.
He commanded the Israeli forces that won the Suez War of 1956, and directed the Israeli victory in the Six Day War forced on Israel by Arab nations in 1967.
Dayan served as the Israel Army Chief of Staff from 1953 to 1958, Minister of Agriculture from 1959 to 1964, and Minister of Defence from 1967 to 1974.
He was blamed, and reviled, by many Israelis for Israel's disastrous lack of preparation before being attacked by
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Asmaa Elwany
اولا كنت محتاره جدا بشأن التقييم وبعدين قررت ان التقييم مش هيكون على قدر اعجابى زى مابيكون فى كتب تانى ولكت هيكون على قدر المعلومات اللى اكتسبتها بقراءة الكتاب.
شخص مجرم حاول انه يبرر اجرامه بمصلحة وطنه الزائف وان العرب دول همج ومجرمين وقتلى وانهم ملايكه ومش بيأذوا حد مع ان ده كدب .
الغرور وجنون العظمه منعوه من انه يعترف بفشله وفشل جيشه فى حرب اكتوبر وان الجيش المصرى هو اللى انتصر .
فى جزء فى الكتاب وهو بيتكلم عن الفلسطينين قال انا عارف ان العرب لو هزمونا هيدبحونا
فعلا عندك حق وان شاء الله هيحصل وي
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سامح شاهين
هذا الكتاب كعادة السير الذاتية يحاول كتابها تعظيم نفسه وغض الطرف عن أخطائه وقليلون هم من يتحلون بالشجاعة وأمام شخصية مثل موشيه ديان يعدها الإسرائيليون من الأبطال وبعيدًا عن أى عواطف تجاه الكيان الصهيوني لم أرى فى هذه السيرة ما يجعلنى أن اصفه بشجاعة الكلمة والصدق
هذه السيرة مليئة بالأكاذيب والتناقضات التى تفضح الصورة التى كان يحاول أن يرسمها موشيه ديان لنفسه وللكيان الذى ينتمى إليه وسط قليل من الحقائق كى يجعل البعض يظن أن الكذب لا يتم عن عمد

من هذه الأكاذيب روايته عن مشاجرة له مع صديق عربي ورغم ال
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Ahmed Shurafa
May 23, 2014 Ahmed Shurafa rated it it was amazing
واحد من أكثر الشخصيات العسكرية المجرمة التي قاتلت من أجل فكرتها .
وضعت 5 تجوم لسببين :
أولاً : أنّك قد اعترفت بكرهكم الأبدي والأزلي للعرب ، وأن العرب يحملون ذات المشاعر اتجاهكم .. فلم لا يُمسك الحكام العرب ذلك الكتاب ويقرأون ..
ولمَ لا يمسك محمود عباس هذا الكتاب ويقرأ تلك الفقرة التي أمركم بها بن جوريون أن تطيلوا المفاوضات مع الأردن لأكبر قدر ممكن حتّى تحدثوا على الأرض الفارق ..
وبنفس الوقت ألا توافقوا على أي مقترح كائن ! ..

ثانياً : أنْك قد اعترفت في أول الكتاب ، أنّك لا تعرف اسم عائلتك ، لأن ا
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Nermeen Elbek
Mar 25, 2014 Nermeen Elbek rated it it was ok
he was fond of Israel, lived his live chasing and protecting land which he didn't belong to.. he believed the lie and lived to protect it.. but once and for all, Palestine will forever be Palestine..
I liked to read the book because Moshe dayan's life is in a way or another goes on the same pattern with the birth of what is called Israel..
but those horrible lies and justification to all of their bloody acts, robbery, taking over lands and lives, fraudulence and awful pretending,without any feelin
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Mohammed AbkarenoO
الكتاب مترجم ميزته إنه بيوريك وجهة نظر الاسرائيليين تجاه العرب ،،، وازاي كانوا بيفكروا في و
وكمان موشي ديان اتكلم عن امكانية فوز عبد الناصر حرب لو استغل المشاكل السياسية في اسرائيل ،،،، وكمان موشي ديان استخدم خداع وكذب الاعلام المصري وقتها لما قال أسقطنا طيارة اسرائيلية عشان يقول للعالم ان الضربة الأولى مش من اسرائيل وانما مجرد اشتباكات على الجبهة المصرية كتبرير لاحتلال سينا والجولان
وفي حرب أكتوبر (حرب يوم كيبور) مكانش الاسرائيليين متوقعين ان الهجوم هيكون في يوم الغفران ،،، وبيقول ديان ان ال
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Mohammad Gad
May 29, 2014 Mohammad Gad rated it it was ok
أولا أقدم الشكر لمن أهدانى هذا الكتاب لقرائته
ثانيا هذا الكتاب ليس صالحا لكل اﻷعمار العقلية وأعتقد أنى لم أصل إلى تلك المرحلة
ثالثا أنت مخطيء لو ظننت أن هذا الكتاب سيفضح المؤامرات الخفية والمجازر غير اﻵدمية لبنى صعيون
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تشعر فى معظم الكتاب أن هناك محاولة لتجميل إسرائيل وإظهارها بمظهر مريد السلام وأنها مظلومة فى جميع الحروب التى خاضتها
تشعر أيضا أن هناك اقتصاص لصفحات كثيرة من تاريخ إسرائيل خصوصا تلك الصفحات الدموية السوداء
تنفضح لك بعض الشخصيات المصرية والعربية مدعية الوطنية والدهاء والمقاومة الباسل
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Aleksandr Sahakyan
Nov 28, 2012 Aleksandr Sahakyan marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2
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Rodrigo
Nov 23, 2014 Rodrigo rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
The life of Moshe Dayan is indeed very interesting. By reading it one gets to understand much better the historical and political issues involved in the isralei - palestinian question and how this matter got entangled with most of the 20th century geopolitical evolution. Moshe Dayan was a natural born soldier, being involved with the zionist undercovered military machine since his teens. His rise to power was connected to the clear leadership he exerted on his soldiers, and not to political arra ...more
Melissa
Mar 07, 2016 Melissa rated it really liked it
Moshe Dayan shares his account of early life on a kibbutz, of joining the Hagganah at age 14, his time as a political prisoner, the Israeli Independence War, the Suez Crisis, his relationship with David Ben Gurion, his observations of the Veitnam Conlflict, the Six-day War, and Yom Kippur War. Toward the final fifty pages it seems that Dayan is presening "his side of the story", due to the criticism he came under after the Yom Kippur War.

I really liked this book's philosophy of avoiding attack o
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Gordon
Jun 18, 2015 Gordon rated it really liked it
A little long on details is the only downside of this book... MD is a man to be admired and remembered. And if you want to learn the history of Israel from someone who played an integral role from the very outset, and who is spiritual, and tempered in his assessment of the various "controversial" factors involved in Israel's existence, then this is the book to read.
Seham
It is not in our hands to prevent the murder of workers… and families… but it is in our hands to fix a high price for our blood, so high that any force will not be willing to pay it.”
أعجبتني المقولة لكني تصرفت فيها لتناسب الجميع...لهذا الرجل عدد من المقولات الناجحة ولكنه لم يتقن أساليب الكتابة ليكتب سيرة ذاتية مشوقة.
Mike
Jun 15, 2013 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story of the life of Moshe Dayan parallels the story of modern day Israel. They are essentially one and the same.

Born in Palestine in 1915, Moshe Dayan has complete understanding of the history of the region and very ably relates that information to his readers.

This book recounts the bitter struggle for nationhood and for the survival of the young fledgling nation of Israel from Arab enemies all around it who would like nothing more than to utterly destroy Israel and the Jews.

It's been sever
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Thamrong
Aug 17, 2008 Thamrong rated it really liked it
This is an excellant biography of a man whose destiny is linked to the survival of the State of Israel..He was instrumental in the creation of the Israel Self Defence Force which defeated the Arabs forces in the six Arabs-Isreal wars. A native of Israel from a Russian Jewish immigrant parentage. No formal education and he raised from a radical youth to become an army general, a defence minister and a statesman. A shrewed and charismatic figure in world diplomacy and yet misunderstood by many esp ...more
عمـر المصري
رغم كرهنا لهم وصراعنا الابدي معهم ، وبعد ان ترى وتسمع ما قدموه لباطلهم تقف معجبا بهذه التضحية من اجل دولة يؤمنون بانها زائلة ومع ذلك لم يبخلوا فيا ليت قومي يعلمون
Tates
Dec 16, 2014 Tates rated it it was ok
أمورة اوى جانيت ... لما انت انتصرت في 6 اكتوبر كنت مقدم استقالتك ليه .. ده انت كداب كدب الابل
Katie
Mar 02, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing
This is a top notch excellent book on the story of the modern day Yisrael. Well written and I have the much respect for this remarkable man. I finished this book about a month ago, and more than ever understand the precarious situation in the middle east. Moshe Dayan was there from day one and if you want to know the true story and how events unfolded in Yisrael, this is a must read. Actually everyone should read this book. With all of the unrest going on in the Muslim dictatorship countries and ...more
Wale
Sep 04, 2010 Wale rated it really liked it
It was good to finally hear from 'the horse's mouth'. My opinion of Dayan prior to reading this book was secondary and ambivalent, based on what I had read from others primarily the Isreali historian, Michael Oren (now Israel's ambassador to America), and other sources.
I would say Dayan displayed an independent mind concerning issues that affected his people and the region they occupied; this could be quite frustrating for a region where bipolar views on most issues are mainly held and a person
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Allan H. Goodman
Dayan , the man, from his own point of view.
Thomas Blake
Feb 26, 2010 Thomas Blake rated it really liked it
The first 2/3 of the book is really, really good. It shows a first hand account of Israeli history from early Zionism in the early 1900's through the Yom Kippur War. If you want to understand the history of modern Israel through a personal (and very influential) lense then the first 2/3 of the book is for you. The book tells how he was the first child born on a kibbutz and eventually became the Minister of Defense during the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War.
John
Mar 11, 2014 John rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, nonfiction, bio
a very good bio and good history of the jewish arab wars. interesting to hear his side of things and compare them to what I read in the Washington Post between the years of 1972 to 1976. A lot of the pre 1972 history was before I started to have an interest in that part of the world. Reading the book ,helps me to understand the Palestinian problem better.
أسدالدين أحمد
كتاب من السير الذاتية
يحكى عن أبشع ظابط فى العسكرية الصهيونية
كلب من الكلاب ..كيف كانوا يتآمروا على هذه الدولة والأمة ؟!
يطلقوا على المقاومة عصابات التخريب
كنت اقرأ وأنا احترق غيظا أننا بتلك السفاهة التى تجعلنا لا نشعر بعدو مثل هذا
ليتنا يوما ندرك الدرس
Abel Caine fiji
Jun 23, 2013 Abel Caine fiji rated it really liked it
Moshe Dayan was a man's man - leader, warrior, poet, Casanova, and writer. You can feel the desert heat and dust, the political and diplomatic tension, laugh and cry at the dual Palestinian and Isreali tragedy.
Matthew
Dec 13, 2010 Matthew rated it it was amazing
Gotta understand that which you disagree with. Seemed like a special man, deserving respect from all sides.
Hatem
كتاب مهم لكن الترجمة مليئة بالأخطاء الإملائية و المطبعية
Drew
Moshe Dayan: The Story of My Life by Moshe Dayan (1977)
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Moshe Dayan (Kitaigorodsky) (Hebrew: משה דיין; 20 May 1915 – 16 October 1981) was an Israeli military leader and politician. He was the second child born on the first kibbutz. As the fourth Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (1953–58), he became a fighting symbol to the world of the new state of Israel. He went on to become Defense Minister and later Foreign Minister of Israel.

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