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The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977 Paperback – March 6, 2007
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This is a brilliant and insightful book by an author who actually knows Israeli and Zionist policies and has real insights into the personalities of the men involved from Dayan to Allon and others. This is not the typical "Israeli greed for others land caused the settlements" that pretends the settlements were established in some logic by all of Israel and with a clear conspiratorial policy, rather this is a fair account that tells the real, honest, history behind what happened.
A wonderful contribution.
Seth J. Frantzman
If I could have read only one book on the middle east published in the last decade, this would be it.
Retired publisher, Harcourt Brace Professional Publishing
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Just facts. Very interesting to understand what really goes on in this dispute. No bad guys or good guys.Published 10 months ago by Samuel Goldberg
Gershom Gorenberg cuts to the heart of the subject, while writing with wit and flourish. I want to say that it is a pleasure to read, but the content will bring any real zionist... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Avraham Ben Hur
My son works in Palestine trying to rebuild the West Bank by getting grant money for destroyed villages. This helps me understand the history of the area.Published 15 months ago by Christopher M. Whitman
This book is a must for anyone who likes politics and the interaction of policies and power. It should also be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the internal... Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by The Darkest Fox
Gorenberg adopts a Tom Segev style approach to writing, meaning he uses a lot of diary inputs from the people involved. Read morePublished on September 22, 2011 by Christopher M. Whitman Jr.
The Accidental Empire seeks to explain how Israeli settlements were created. The author uses a great deal of relevant sources, inclusding some archive sources. Read morePublished on June 24, 2011 by Havel Boris
I found this book to be quite fair and balanced. It tells the history of the first 10 years of settlement without trying to make you believe one thing or another about the... Read morePublished on September 12, 2010 by Scout
This is an excellent work on this subject. Gorenberg has given readers a valuable look into how Israel's spectacular victory in June 1967 has become one of the most entangled... Read morePublished on September 8, 2008 by Matthew Smith