34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon
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34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon

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"34 Days reconstructs the progression of the war, from the soldiers' abduction through the hasty Israeli decision for an aggressive response; the fateful discussions within the Cabinet and among the senior Israeli command; and the heavy fighting in south Lebanon. It analyzes the developments on the Lebanese side - from the Hezbollah bunkers in the South, to Dahia, the Shii...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade (first published January 1st 2008)
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A history of the Israel-Hizbollah War of July 2006 written by two Israeli authors.

This conflict was started by a Hezbollah raid into Israel that killed wounded or captured members of an Israeli border patrol who were on the Israeli side of the border. The raid appears to have been motivated by a number of domestic Hezbollah and Iranian issues. The Israelis decided to escalate the situation. Most western and middle eastern nations detested Hezbollah and acquiesced to the escalation. However, the...more
Luka Novak
Interesting book but spends too much time on background. While it's important to know how Hezbollah came about book spends too much time on pointless details.

Good overview of Israeli decission making (both IDF and civilian).

Probably suffers from short time distance between publishing and actual war. No critical distance, things still classified etc.

Kudos to authors for not using "terrorist" label for Hezbollah something too many Israeli authors do almost atomatically.

The title should be "34 Days...more
Written by two Israeli defense journalists, 34 DAYS is a relatively even-handed account of the 2006 2nd Lebanon War between Israel and Hezbollah. They are not kind to PM Olmert or Chief of Staff Dan Halutz for basically rushing into a conflict with no clear plan on how to end it. The authors also fault the IDF for getting away from it's conventional warfighting roots through near constant involvement in the low-intensity conflict with the Palestinians. While undoubtedly better books on this topi...more
A rather boring book, focuses too much on the political aspects and very little military aspects,
A chilling insight into the boondoggle known as the Second Lebanon War. Sad to see how the people of lebanon are the victims of Iranian politics, Hezbollah greed for fame, Syrian interference and Israeli haughtiness. ANd there is yet no end in sight...
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