In Enemies and Neighbors, Ian Black, who has spent over three decades covering events in the Middle East and is currently a fellow at the London School of Economics, offers a major new history of the Arab-Zionist conflict from 1917 to today, published on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. Laying the historical groundwork in the final decades of the Ottoman era, when the first Zionist settlers arrived in the Holy Land, Black draws on a wide range of sources–from declassified documents to oral histories to his own vivid on-the-ground reporting to recreate the major milestones in the most polarizing conflict of the modern age, and from both sides. In the third year of World War I, the seed was planted for an inevitable clash: Jerusalem governor Izzat Pasha surrendered to British troops and foreign secretary Lord Balfour issued a fateful document promising the establishment of “a national home for the Jewish people.” The chronicle takes us through the Arab rebellion of the 1930s; the long shadow of the Nazi Holocaust; the war of 1948 culminating in Israel’s independence and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe); the “cursed victory” of the Six-Day War of 1967 and the Palestinian re-awakening; the first and second Intifadas; the Oslo Accords; and other failed peace negotiations and continued violence up to 2017.
ISBN: 9780241004425 AUTHOR: IAN BLACK ISBN: 9780241004425 Publisher: ALLEN LANE Subtitle: ARABS AND JEWS IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL, 1917-2017
A riveting follow-up to Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal?s account of the most memorable missions of the Mossad, No Mission Is Impossible sheds light on some of the most harrowing, nail-biting operations of the Israeli Special Forces.
In No Mission Is Impossible, Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal depict in electrifying detail major battles, raids in enemy territory, and the death- defying commando missions of the Israeli Special Forces. The stories are often of victories, but sometimes also of immense failures, and they run side by side with the accounts of the lives and accomplishments of some of Israel?s most prominent figures.
Captivating and eye-opening, No Mission Is Impossible is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how these crucial missions shaped Israel, and the world at large.
ISBN: 9780857987143 AUTHOR: MICHAEL BAR-ZOHAR, NISSIM MISHAL ISBN: 9780857987143 Publisher: VINTAGE Subtitle: THE DEATH-DEFYING MISSIONS OF THE ISRAELI SPECIAL FORCES
Never one to shy away from controversy, Abramovich’s thought-provoking collection of essays and opinion pieces are sure to arouse heated discussion. Mercilessly tackling everything from Mel Gibson’s anti-Semantic rants, The Holocaust, Family Guy, and Michael Jackson, Flashpoint offers unique perspectives on Jewish issues. Whether you agree with him or not, one thing is certain: Abramovich’s writings will lead you on a journey of exploration and reflection, challenging what many people hold true about topics that are as relevant today as ever.
AUTHOR: DVIR ABRAMOVICH
ISBN: 9781925000900 Publisher: HYBRID PUBLISHERS Subtitle: ISRAEL, ANTI-SEMITISM AND THE HOLOCAUST Author: DVIR ABRAMOVICH
ABOUT THE 33 STRATEGIES OF WAR
Brilliant distillations of the strategies of war and the subtle social game of everyday life?by the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature
Robert Greene’s groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery, espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy, ensnare an unsuspecting victim, or become the greatest in your field. In The 33 Strategies of War, Greene has crafted an important addition to this ruthless and unique series.
Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts and thousands of years of violent conflict, The 33 Strategies of War is the I-Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.
Abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as movie moguls, Samurai swordsmen, and diplomats, each of the thirty-three chapters outlines a strategy that will help you win life’s wars. Learn the offensive strategies that require you to maintain the initiative and negotiate from a position of strength, or the defensive strategies designed to help you respond to dangerous situations and avoid unwinnable wars. The great warriors of battlefields and drawing rooms alike demonstrate prudence, agility, balance, and calm, and a keen understanding that the rational, resourceful, and intuitive always defeat the panicked, the uncreative, and the stupid. An indispensable book, The 33 Strategies of War provides all the psychological ammunition you need to overcome patterns of failure and forever gain the upper hand.
“Chhamb was finally entered by 28 Cavalry at about 0900 hours.” The Pakistan Army 1966-71 Major General Shaukat Riza (Retired) “Major Guleri (`A’ Company, 9 Jat: Author) and his boys fought to repulse the enemy tank assault (28 Cavalry: Author), with whatever they had. But the enemy tanks operating with impunity proved more than a match for them. … Major Guleri repeated his request on radio for permission to withdraw as the enemy tanks were closing in on his company from all sides. He was, however, told to check whether he was not mistaking own tanks sent as reinforcement as that of the enemy. He replied, “Cannot mistake my own tanks, as these tanks require no identification. They are firing on me and I am suffering very heavy casualties”. The last transmission from Major Guleri was again his request for a withdrawal when he reported that enemy tanks were only 300 yards from him. Major Guleri and his men stood firmly. … After heavy fighting, this gallant officer and his men were taken prisoners?
“Since the night it (28 Cavalry: Author) had arrived in the Sector, the regiment had been constantly in operation and within a span of five days; it had launched three attacks. For young regiment that went into battle with only 31 tanks, it had performed well above expectations.” At the Forward Edge of Battle: A History of Pakistan Armoured Corps Major General Syed Ali Hamid (Retired)
Author: (M), LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN
ISBN: 9789692341608 ISBN: 9789692341608 Publisher: THE ARMY PRESS Subtitle: 1971 PAKISTAN-INDIA WAR HISTORY OF 28 CAVALRY Author: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN
The Art of War by Sun Tzu is the best known and most highly regarded book on military strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is from ancient China, its principles and advice are timeless?as applicable in the boardroom as they are on the battlefield.
Unlike contemporary translations that have focused too heavily on applying this military classic to corporate conflicts, this definitive interpretation maintains the impact of the original. Written for martial artists by a martial artist, it is free of academic commentary and ambiguous metaphors, as Hanshi Kaufman uses straightforward prose to explain Sun Tzu’s message. Like the original, this new interpretation is divided into thirteen sections, each presenting vital information on military strategy ranging from assessing opposing armies and the proper treatment of troops to the use of spies.
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AUTHOR: SUN TZU ISBN: 9780804830805 Publisher: SHAMBHALA Subtitle: