34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

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

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"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)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about 34 Days, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about 34 Days

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 112)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Chuck
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
Mark
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
Comp112358
A rather boring book, focuses too much on the political aspects and very little military aspects,
Maurice
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...
Adam Hummel
Adam Hummel is currently reading it
Sep 02, 2014
Jon Klug
Jon Klug marked it as to-read
Aug 12, 2014
Rich
Rich marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2014
Jo
Jo marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2014
Shira
Shira marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2014
Quincy
Quincy marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Sameer Sharma
Sameer Sharma marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2014
Alex
Alex marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2014
Barry Sierer
Barry Sierer marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2014
Rachel Corey
Rachel Corey marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2014
Michael Suissa
Michael Suissa marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2014
Eric
Eric marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2013
Omer Friedman
Omer Friedman marked it as to-read
Sep 19, 2013
Jay
Jay marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
ֵEvery Hebrew Mother Shall Know 34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon Haaretz e-books - Ariel Sharon: A study in controversy: Reports, interviews and eulogies from Haaretz

Share This Book